Groningen practice: 3 to 6 months for the introductory meeting. The therapy can start roughly 4 to 8 weeks afterwards.
Amsterdam practice: ca. 3 to 4 months for the introductory meeting. The therapy can start roughly 1 to 2 months afterwards.
Waiting times for treatment for serious (personality) disorders and complex/multiple trauma are longer.
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In case you have a Dutch health insurance, you can contact your insurer to request waiting period mediation. According to Dutch legislation, your insurer has to help you to find another practice where you can get an introductory meeting within 4 weeks and where you can start a therapy within 10 weeks. These are the maximum acceptable waiting periods agreed upon by healthcare providers and healthcare insurers (the so-called “Treek”-norms).