Registration and waiting times

As of 30 August 2017, my practice is full. Which insurance company you have normally does not affect the waiting time for new clients/patients during the first part of the year. I will not be able to take any new clients at all until December.

It can be that in the second half of the year I will have to refuse some clients/patients if my budget with some insurance companies is used up. It will appear here on this page if that becomes the case. I cannot take any more clients with insurance under the VGZ labels until 2018 because of the budget ceilings.

When I make an appointment with you for intakes you can usually begin treatment within one to three weeks regardless of which insurance company you have.

When you find the waiting time mentioned above to be too long, you can always contact me for possible referral to a colleague or you can contact your insurance company to ask that they find you someone with a shorter waiting time. Your insurance company can support you so that you can get a first intake appointment within 4 weeks and begin treatment within 10 weeks after the intake has begun. These are the maximum acceptable waiting times agreed upon between treatment providers and insurance companies.

I don't maintain a waiting list because I believe people should be able to get the help they need in a short period of time. Do feel free to contact me again to see if anything has opened up in the meantime. It is best to contact me via email since I am often not able to pick up the phone. Please see the contact page for contact information.

In general you will need a referral from your family doctor (huisarts) or medical specialist in order to use health insurance. The doctor and the practice mental health assistant will determine whether or not you need a shorter or longer treatment and will write a referral. You should bring this doctor referral letter with you to the first session along with a valid form of identification such as a passport, residence permit or drivers license and your insurance card. Please note that if you have not gotten a doctor referral before the first appointment you will have to pay 90 euros yourself for the session.

Please see the page called the client's journey for details about correct doctor referral letters.

If you are on a waiting list at an institute for mental health care and they have a long waiting time for intakes or treatment I may be able to support you during your waiting period with a referral from your family doctor or medical specialist if I have space for new clients. In that case, the doctor referral should be for specialist care.

If I believe that you need to be seen by a psychiatrist because of complicating medical or psychiatric issues, I will refer you to a psychiatrist. If you are seeing me for short-term treatment only, I will have to end treatment with you and refer you on to the psychiatrist. If you are accepted into an institute for treatment, we will also have to end our therapy together in most cases because of the insurance reimbursement rules.