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If you have any questions or inquire an appointment call me under the following phone: +49151/20933183 and please fill in the following agreement* form below and bring it to your first session.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /Schema Therapy
In addition I integrate other therapeutic approaches according to the specific needs and particular issues of the individual or couple. These include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). I am also trained as a Systemic Therapist.
English, German, Spanish, and some Italian
I have no religious affiliation
I carry out Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Schema Therapy in English and German for individual persons and couples. My main areas of therapy concentration are Anxiety Disorders, Relationship issues, couples counseling, family counseling, burnout and depression, dealing with loss, mindfulness, stress, identity issues, and low self-esteem. My treatment approach and it's length is customized to my client's specific needs. I am always solution focused and collaborative in my work. I also utilize strategies and components of the Bonding Therapy, as well as Mindfulness based approaches.
Cross-Cultural: Born in Chile South America to foreign European-German parents, I grew up as part of an international community, attending a British school and later graduating from a California high school . Since 1980 I have been living, working and studying in Germany. Although my home and family is in Germany , I have continued to live and travel abroad, not only in Europe but also in Australia , Canada, and the USA. I have working experience abroad, international friendships, and we keep living in a cross-cultural relationship because we have a second home in Florida . Growing up internationally and living with a highly mobile and cross-cultural lifestyle has been a remarkable experience in my life that allows me to understand people living in foreign cultures.
I have been working in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry in Germany since 1980. I have experience in clinical and private settings, working with individuals, groups, couples, and staff teams from a diverse range of ages, cultural, and religious backgrounds. I have an interest in all aspects of creativity. I regularly participate in continuing professional training in a wide variety of subjects relevant to Psychotherapy in Europe and abroad. In Germany, I have completed intensive training in order to practice as a mental health professional and I continue training courses to widen my scope of understanding with consideration to how it/they may serve patients better.
I regularly participate in continuing professional training in a wide variety of subjects relevant to Psychotherapy in Europe and abroad.
Where and When are sessions available: Sessions are available at the Kohlscheid Private Practice weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays. These sessions are provided in a comfortable, confidential space and are conducted in the traditional face-to-face approach to therapy. Patients needing services outside the office hours can send inquires via the Contact Form to the left, Worldwide Skype, Facebook, and by phone.
Hankepank 1, 52134 Herzogenath-Kohlscheid or in Zeisigweg 20, 46446 Emmerich am Rhein, Germany.
Methods of Payment:
If you would like use your private insurance, please check with your provider first, as I do not have any direct contact with insurance providers...Online Therapy and Phone Therapy are typically not covered by health insurance.. Pay via cash or Bank transfer.
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PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES AGREEMENT*
THERAPIST NAME: Lic . med . Ruth Helena Lueg
Patient Name :
Welcome to my practice!
This document contains important information about my professional services and business policies. Please read it carefully and jot down any questions you might have so that we can discuss them at our next meeting. When you sign this document, it will represent an agreement between us.
PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. It varies depending on the personalities of the psychologist and patient, and the particular problems you bring forward. There are many different methods I may use to deal with the problems that you hope to address. Psychotherapy is not like a medical doctor visit. Instead, it calls for a very active effort on your part. In order for the therapy to be most successful, you will have to work on things we talk about both during our sessions and at home.
Psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. On the other hand, psychotherapy has also been shown to have benefits for people who go through it. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. But there are no guarantees of what you will experience.
Our first few sessions will involve an evaluation of your needs. By the end of the evaluation, I will be able to offer you some first impressions of what our work will include and a treatment plan to follow, if you decide to continue with therapy. You should evaluate this information along with your own opinions of whether you feel comfortable working with me. Therapy involves a large commitment of time, money, and energy, so you should be very careful about the therapist you select. If you have questions about my procedures, we should discuss them whenever they arise. If your doubts persist, I will be happy to help you set up a meeting with another mental health professional for a second opinion.
The process of psychotherapy can, at times, be uncomfortable and sometimes stressful too. Some of what we discuss may feel upsetting, increase your anxiety, or adversely affect your mood.
On the other hand, psychotherapy has also been shown to have many benefits. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. It requires patience and commitment for both, the therapist and you, to achieve your goals in therapy.
At the beginning of therapy, I will be evaluating your needs and getting information from you about your history and reasons for seeking therapy. Based on that, we will discuss the general plan for treatment, including an estimate of duration, your therapy goals that you will accomplish during the course of your therapy and beyond.You should evaluate this information along with your own opinions of whether you feel comfortable working with me and whether the cost and time involved are manageable. If you have questions about my procedures, we should discuss them whenever they arise.
MEETINGS I normally conduct an evaluation that will last from 2 to 4 sessions. During this time, we can both decide if I am the best person to provide the services you need in order to meet your treatment goals. If psychotherapy is begun, I will usually schedule one 50-minute session (one appointment hour of 50 minutes duration) per week at a time we agree on, although some sessions may be longer or more frequent.
Once an appointment hour is scheduled, you will be expected to pay for it , unless we both agree that you were unable to attend due to circumstances beyond your control]. [If it is possible, I will try to find another time to reschedule the appointment.]
LEGAL PROCEEDINS It is my policy not to participate in any court proceedings. Further it is my policy not to provide any written records, including clinical notes, summaries, or to participate in any depositions.
CONTACTING ME I am often not immediately available by telephone.
You are free to contact me by e-mail provided on this site and I will answer your mail in 24 hours, with the exception of weekends and holidays. If you are unable to reach me and feel that you can’t wait for me to return your mail, contact your family physician or the nearest emergency room and ask for the psychologist or psychiatrist on call. If I will be away for an extended time, I will provide you with the name of a colleague to contact, if necessary.If you are unable to reach me and feel that you can't wait for me to return your call, contact your family physician or the nearest emergency room and ask for the psychologist [psychiatrist] on call.
CONTACTING ME .
E mail email@example.com
Movil : 0151 209 331 83
BILLING AND PAYMENTS In order for us to set realistic treatment goals and priorities, it is important to evaluate what resources you have available to pay for your treatment. If you have a health insurance policy, it will usually provide some coverage for mental health treatment. I will fill out forms and provide you with whatever assistance I can in helping you receive the benefits to which you are entitled; however, you (not your insurance company) are responsible for full payment of my fees. It is very important that you find out exactly what mental health services your insurance policy covers. You will be expected to pay for each session at the time it is held, unless we agree otherwise or unless you have insurance coverage which requires another arrangement. Payment schedules for other professional services will be agreed to when they are requested.
My hourly fee is:
Individual Therapy E
100 /60‐minute session
Couples Intake: E 150 /100‐minute session
EMERGENCIES: I do not provide 24‐hour or emergency therapy services. Although I make every effort to be available to you if crises arise, you cannot depend on me to be available in emergency situations. If you are experiencing a crisis and cannot reach me immediately, please : Go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department.
The law protects the privacy of communications between a client and Licensed medical Psychotherapist . In most cases, information can only be released about your treatment if you sign an authorization form .
LIMITS ON CONFIDENTIALITY
Contents of all therapy sessions are considered to be confidential. Both verbal information and written records about a client cannot be shared with another party without the written consent of the client or the client’s legal guardian.
Noted exceptions are as follows:
Duty to warn and protect when a client discloses intentions or a plan to harm another person, the mental health professional is required to warn the intended victim and report this information to legal authorities. Cases in which the client discloses or implies a plan for suicide, the health care professional is required to notify legal authorities and make reasonable attempts to notify the family of the client.
Signing this document represents an agreement between us. You may revoke this agreement in writing at any time, which invalidates from that point forward (not retroactively).
Your signature below indicates that you have read the information in this document and agree to the terms stated above.
Client Name (Printed)
Frau Lic. Med. (RCH)
Ruth Helena Lueg
Fachärztin für innere Medizin
Termine nach Vereinbarung
Tel: +49 2822 70179
Handy: +49 151 20933183
46446 Emmerich am Rhein