Couples and individuals progress at a much quicker rate if each session is longer in duration (i.e. at least 90 minutes). To set our clients up for success, we opted for offering long therapy sessions only. Below you will also find more information about treatment length at Couple Therapy Berlin. 

Couple Therapy or Couple Psychotherapy:

210 euro per session (first session: 120-180 min.; consecutive session: 90-120 min.)

Paartherapie als psychotherapeutische Heil- oder Präventivbehandlung (von mindestens einem Partner) ist nach § 4 Nr. 14 Buchst. a UStG umsatzsteuerbefreit. = Couple therapy as a psychotherapeutic curative or preventative treatment (of at least one partner) is according to § 4 Nr. 14 Buchst. a UStG sales tax exempt.

Individual therapy or Psychotherapy:

150 euro per session (first session: 90-120 min.; consecutive session: 60-90 min.)

Psychotherapie ist als Heil- oder Präventivbehandlung nach § 4 Nr. 14 Buchst. a UStG umsatsteuerbefreit. = Psychotherapy is as a curative or preventative treatment sales tax exempt according to § 4 Nr. 14 Buchst. a UStG.

Coaching or Counselling for Individuals:

180 euro per session (first session: 90-120 min.; consecutive session: 60-90 min.)

Beratung oder Coaching sind umsatzsteuerpflichtig, es sei denn die Kleinunternehmerregelung gemäß § 19 Abs. 1 UStG. greift. = Coaching or counselling are liable to sales tax except the Kleinunternehmerregelung gemäß § 19 Abs. 1 UStG applies.

Couple Coaching or Couple Counselling:

255 euro per session (first session: 120-180 min.; consecutive session: 90-120 min.)

Beratung oder Coaching sind umsatzsteuerpflichtig, es sei denn die Kleinunternehmerregelung gemäß § 19 Abs. 1 UStG. greift. = Coaching or counselling are liable to sales tax except the Kleinunternehmerregelung gemäß § 19 Abs. 1 UStG applies.

Cancelation policy

If you ever need to cancel a session, please be sure to contact me at least 48 hours in advance. Otherwise, I won't have the chance to reschedule with another couple, and I will have to charge you the full session fee.

Insurance coverage

Unfortunately, German insurance companies do not cover the costs of a couples therapy. German insurance companies only pay for individual psychotherapy. This is unfortunate because research tells us that unhappy relationships are risk factors for psychological disorders. So a couple therapy might actually prevent psychological disorders later on. And oftentimes psychological disorders can even be treated more effectively and efficiently with couple therapy. Nevertheless, there are no exemptions, and German insurance companies do not pay for couple therapy.

Treatment length 

Our experience at Couple Therapy Berlin 

10 % of couples who see us at Couple Therapy Berlin need 1 or 2 long sessions only to set in motion a positive change that allows the couple to keep improving their relationship without a therapist's help.

50 % our the couples in our practice take 7 long sessions or less to set in motion a positive change that keeps the couple on a track towards increasing happiness and relationship satisfaction even without any further external help.

10 % of our couples want our accompaniment until all of their problems are fully resolved.  In such cases a couple therapy process will span about 20 long sessions. 

10 % of our couples need up to 30 sessions until significant changes start manifesting. Usually this concerns relationships in which huge or a large number of injuries have occurred or relationships in which partners have individual trauma histories.

20 % of our couples decide to separate in friendship, mostly within the first 5 sessions. 

Scientific studies

The method we use (Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy) is a model of short term couple therapy. In scientific studies improvement rates of 90 % and recovery rates of 70 % were achieved in as little as 8-20 sessions. But it is impossible to give an exact prediction for any individual couple. This is because the rate of improvement depends on so many variables, for example: For how long have you been in distress? How many hurts have happened in your relationship? Have there been affairs? How many hurts have there been in other relationships from your past? How much time and energy do you have available to talk about and process at home what we did in the sessions? How far do you want to go, i.e. how much intimacy are you longing for? Last but not least, it also depends on how much time we take to process and prepare our sessions and how much supervision we take. We guarantee that on our end, we will always work hard to ensure that your relationship will improve as quickly as possible.