Psychotherapy in Berlin, Munich, Mallorca and Andalusia
A central component of our treatments is psychotherapy in Berlin, Munich, Majorca and Andalusia for patients with psychological and psychosomatic disorders. Patients learn through psychotherapy to change their behavior and attitudes and to find new ways of living.
In psychodynamic or depth psychology-based psychotherapy, unconscious conflicts are uncovered and worked on together with the therapist. It is based on psychoanalysis and its further developments. Psychotherapy is about working through experiences and developments in our lives that lead to problems in the present.
Behavioral therapy is about learning new ways of behaving and seeing things. Learned attitudes and behaviors from the past are intended to be changed. Behavioral therapy is based on the findings of learning psychology.
Our cooperation partner Bibi Zazai offers child and adolescent psychotherapy in Berlin, Munich and on Mallorca.
More information about psychotherapy for children and adolescents.
Psychotherapy in combination with Ketamine infusions
In both psychotherapeutic methods the intensity plays a big role, especially at the beginning of the treatment. In all learning processes – and any kind of psychotherapy is a learning process – should be started at high intensity, several hours per week. At our clinic in Majorca, we usually offer our patients two hours of psychotherapy per day during our intensive therapies.
The intensity of psychotherapy in Berlin and Munich is individually tailored to the patient in outpatient treatments. Depending on the patient’s possibilities, we try to hold several therapy sessions per week.
Psychotherapy helps to permanently stabilize the effect of ketamine treatment. The improved neuroplasticity, i.e. the creation of new neuronal connections in the brain after ketamine infusions, provides for psychotherapy having a faster and, above all, more lasting effect.
Our psychotherapy in Berlin, which takes place in our practice in Halensee, consists mainly of behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is particularly concerned with identifying unhealthy or dysfunctional thought processes and replacing them with new, healthier ones. For example, imagining certain situations can already trigger anxiety and avoidance behaviors. If these ideas can be changed, the avoidance behavior can also be abandoned.
Exposure training is used in the treatment of anxiety and compulsions. This can include exposure to virtual reality. In this process, the patient learns to face anxiety-provoking situations while enduring and reducing his or her own anxiety.
In trauma therapy (post-traumatic stress syndrome or PTSD), a specially adapted therapy method is used: EMDR (Eye Movement Desenitization and Reprocessing). Here, after finding an emotionally safe place, traumatic situations are intentionally recalled and emotionally altered through bilateral stimulation, such as rapid eye movements. The procedure is classified by the WHO as one of the most effective methods of trauma therapy.
For children and adolescents, we offer special therapy programs with our child and adolescent psychotherapist in Berlin, Munich, Mallorca and Andalusia, which can also involve the family.
For more information or to make an appointment for a psychotherapeutic evaluation interview with our therapists:
Appointments for a psychotherapeutic evaluation, also possible online or via telefone
F.A.Q. Ketamine treatment
Frequently asked questions about our Ketamine treatment
For privately insured patients, treatment is usually covered – depending on the contract. For patients with statutory german health insurance, the decision is often made on a case-by-case basis. If a depression has already been treated several times without success, it is called therapy-resistant depression. In this case, the chances are good of the costs being covered or at least a contribution to the costs is approved.
We are currently the only center in Europe where ketamine therapy, rTMS and intensive psychotherapy are offered simultaneously.
Ketamine is also used in the drug scene – but in a much higher dosage and not as a continuous infusion, but as a single dose. At this dosage, the depth of the trance cannot be controlled. Continuous use of high doses can cause chronic bladder infections.
There is no potential for dependence at the dosage used to treat depression and other conditions.
Ketamine has been an approved drug since 1970. When used for the treatment of depression, compulsions, etc., it is a so-called “off label” treatment. These therapies are common and legal, but are not always covered by health insurance.