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With the following I would like to introduce the range of services and the treatment priorities of my practice.
Among my treatment specializations are the following areas of concern:
The symptoms/emotional illnesses mentioned above are the "daily bread" of my practice. I feel myself to be familiar with the above-listed issues and a capable psychotherapist in dealing with them. However there are certain disease patterns for which I believe a patient might be more expertly treated elsewhere; whether because every psychotherapist has his or her "hobby horses" and/or because under certain circumstances a different therapeutic method is more appropriate. These include addiction or dependency disorders (alcohol, drugs, medication); severe eating disorders (above all anorexia or obesity); and supportive psychotherapy care while battling cancer (psycho-oncology).
Because I am quite familiar with the "psychotherapy landscape" in Germany – and in the Wiesbaden area in particular – I am, following a diagnostic interview to reach an assessment, usually able to recommend a course of therapeutic treatment and correspondingly competent points of contact: specialist colleagues or even specialized clinics. In cases in which medical examinations may prove necessary (e.g. in order to eliminate an organic cause of a mental symptom), I have access to a network of experienced medical doctors from all disciplines.
As a supplementary addition to treatment with psychotherapy, it is frequently useful or necessary to address psychological symptoms temporarily with medication. (Individual cases must always be discussed with the patient). Due to my medical training in psychiatry and my own efforts to keep my psychopharmacological knowledge up-to-date, I am if necessary able to prescribe medication for, for example: depression; the treatment of extreme sleep disturbances; or states of anxiety.
In addition to the above-listed range of treatments, I also carry out consultations ("coaching") in the context of work-related issues. Self-employed persons and employees, particularly in executive positions, frequently desire a consultation in order to extract a gain in personal independence and range of options from the analysis of conflict-ridden or burdensome fields of conflict in their work environment. This form of consultation and coaching is not covered by health insurance, but it is tax deductible as a work expense.
Psychotherapy in English and Italian
I regularly treat English-speaking patients and can offer psychotherapy in English without a problem. Via my colleague Dr. Oddo-Sommerfeld, who is a native speaker of Italian, my practice is also able to offer psychotherapy in that language. For details please see www.psychotherapie-oddo.de.
Nel mio studio offro psicoterapia in lingua italiana visto che la mia collega Dott. ssa Silvia Oddo è madrelingua (www.psychotherapie-oddo.de).