Quarantine, social isolation or curfews – the corona pandemic has presented us with new challenges and unprecedented problems. This exceptional situation demands a lot from our psyche. For this reason, psychotherapeutic offers in particular have been in greater demand than ever in recent months. According to a survey by the German Psychotherapists’ Association (DPtV), the demand for psychotherapy during the pandemic has increased increased by an average of 40 percent. A third of all patients wait longer than half a year for a treatment place. In order to help affected patients despite the pandemic and existing contact restrictions, more and more psychotherapists are offering their sessions digitally.
Online therapy: These offers are available
If YOU are also currently waiting for a treatment place or need acute help, there are various options Online therapy offers, which help in the short term and which we would like to introduce to you in more detail. Please consider: the online programs are mostly effective, but do not replace psychotherapy in the long term.
At MindDoc you can get help for various mental problems such as depression, eating disorders, fears or compulsions. In weekly talks you will work on your goals with a psychotherapist. Alongside your online therapy, you can use the MindDoc app to learn more about your mental health and take exercises and classes. Many health insurance companies cover the costs of online psychotherapy. A detailed collection can be found on the website. Most private health insurance companies allow you to submit bills for online therapy for reimbursement.
Are you unsure whether therapy is necessary? In an initial consultation and with the help of a self-test, you can predict whether you need therapy.
Did you know? In Germany, every fifth person suffers from depression at some point in their lives. Selfapy is an online depression course that can be prescribed by prescription from a doctor or psychologist. In interactive exercises, those affected learn to discard negative ways of thinking and improve their mood. They also learn more about the causes of their depression. A psychologist monitors the success within the course. If you have any questions, he*she can be reached via chat. You can arrange a free information session in advance.
The psychologist dr. In his eight-week online program WeMynd, Leon Windscheid offers various master classes on various challenges in everyday life. This includes dealing with concerns or gaining more composure. A detailed list of upcoming master classes can be found on the website. The only downside: Since the places are limited and in demand, you have to apply in advance. The cost of the eight-week master class is just under 300 euros. These are not covered by the health insurance companies.
If you need short-term psychological support for problems such as stress, anxiety or depression, the online program My7steps, which IS offered in ten languages, is recommended. Online, YOU can talk to a psychologist about your concerns in three to five sessions. Unfortunately, the costs are not covered by health insurance companies. A single appointment costs 95 euros, three sessions 265 euros and the three-month all-in-one package costs 495 euros. You can arrange a free information session in advance.