Empower Psychotherapy uses a fixed step-by-step process.
Below you can find the steps that you go through as a client.
Phase 1 Referral
We require a referral from a Dutch general practitioner for each client. This referral is required to claim the costs with your healthcare insurer after the therapy. The general practitioner’s referral letter must state that it is a referral for Basic Mental Healthcare (GB-GGZ) or Specialised Mental Healthcare (S-GGZ).
Phase 2 Introductory meeting
The introductory meeting is meant to establish whether we have the right expertise for your complaints to offer you appropriate treatment. We also check whether there is mutual trust. If we can answer yes to both questions, we will register you as a client. If no treatment is started after the introductory meeting, we will not charge you for the introductory meeting.
You can register for a non-committal introductory meeting via the website or through a direct referral from your General Practitioner.
Phase 3 Intake
After the meeting, we will have intake sessions. During the intake sessions, your therapist will map out your issue and the underlying factors for the problem. The intake sessions will be the basis of the treatment plan and the overall therapy.
Phase 4 Draw up treatment plan
After the intake interview, we will draw up your treatment plan together. This plan contains the therapy goals and how we will achieve these goals with which forms of therapy.
Phase 5 Course of the therapy
Before therapy begins, we will discuss the intended course of the therapy with you. We will clearly indicate what you can expect from us, and what we expect from you. We will also schedule interim evaluations to see whether pre-determined goals need to be adjusted during the therapy.
Phase 6 Therapy
The therapy is the execution of the treatment plan. Every therapy process is different, because this plan is written specifically with you in mind and is tailored exactly to you and your problem.
Phase 7 Evaluation
Over the course of the therapy, we will have evaluation points in which we will evaluate the therapy and/or the pre-determined therapy goals. If necessary, we will also look at how we can prevent a possible relapse in the future.