Cost and Framework
Consultation House in 1220 Vienna
In order to facilitate orientation we provide an overview of the cost and procedures for psychotherapy in our practice in 1220 Vienna. We also offer details on the cost contributions of the statutory health insurances and our framework offer for psychotherapy and consultations.
Costs for psychotherapy in our practice in 1220 Vienna
Our fee for psychotherapy and consultations for individuals and accompanied minors, per unit of 50 minutes, is € 120.
Couple counselling and family therapy sessions of 75 minutes (1 hour 15 minutes) cost € 195.
Health insurance contributions
Frequently you are entitled to an insurance contribution to the cost of psychotherapeutic treatment from your respective public health insurance. This is usually the case if you experience a level of psychological strain (for example: anxiety, stress, burden). We are happy to help clarifying this with you on the phone and will provide you with further information during the initial consultation. We can also inform about the requirements and processes with your statutory health insurance. Besides, if you have private insurance cover, you may wish to contact your private insurance company to find out about your entitlements and procedures to follow.
To explain, the process of payment and refund is that you pay your fee with us and submit proof of payment to your public health insurance. If the public health insurance requires an application, we can provide the forms and fill them out when we meeting. After you have sent payment slips and forms to your insurance company you receive the insurance contriution as soon as it is approved.
The following table lists the current per session refund of public health insurances. It also shows your respective net cost of psychotherapy in our practice in 1220 Vienna (as per 11.05.2023).
Framework for psychotherapy
In our first meeting, we get to know each other in person. We clarify the therapy approach and methods and also inform about our framework for therapy. In this first session, we already start to work on your issues. To begin with, we attend in detail to your life situation, your goals and hopes for the future and consider how therapy can be useful for you.
The initial consultation lasts the duration of a regular therapy session and is chargeable.
Duration and frequency
An individual therapy session lasts 50 minutes; couple and family sessions last 75 minutes (1 hour 15 minutes). Appointments take place regularly and at intervals of one to three weeks. However, longer sessions and other intervals can be requested and agreed.
In order to make therapy as useful as possible we will regularly align with you on your aims and the progress of our work. We support you in the best possible way, but it would be inappropriate to suggest that a specific result can be guaranteed.
You pay for your sessions on site. We accept cash, debit cards, VISA and MasterCard. We also support you in processing the reimbursement of therapy costs through your statutory or private health insurance.
Confirmations and statments
If you need any written confirmation or statement, please let us know before the meeting, at the latest at the session start.
Documents or statements in the context of therapy need to be written diligently and often require further input or discussion. This work, outside of session hours, is billed according to the time required.
Rescheduling and cancellation
Sessions can be postponed or cancelled free of charge up to 48 hours before the agreed session start, but we ask for earliest possible information.
For appointments that are cancelled at short notice (i.e. less than 48 hours before the appointment) without medical reason, half the session rate will be charged. Missed, i.e. not cancelled, meetings are always charged in full.
In case of a delay, an extension of the session time is usually not possible.
We and everyone who helps in the service is, of course, obliged to hold confidential all secrets made known as part of the therapy.
Only in exceptional circumstances, that is if there is imminent danger, or grave concern about your safety or the safety of others, are we legally obliged to include other people or services. We would inform you of this in advance whenever possible.