Treatment concept

Our three day clinics fill a gap between outpatient facilities and inpatient hospital stays. Our goal is a tailor-made treatment for every single patient. The basis for this is behavioural therapy, which is supplemented by deep psychological elements.

Is a day clinic the right thing for me?

The benefits of a partial inpatient treatment

Partial inpatient treatment increasingly includes family, social and professional aspects in the therapy. Like this you can apply what you have learned and practiced in the therapy directly into everyday life. If you are facing a problem again or it did not work out the way you intended, the problem can be analysed in the individual or group discussions and a solution strategy can be developed directly. This way you learn to be self-confidence again and act with confidence.

The effectiveness of a day clinic treatment is proven in studies: The treatment is sustainable and patients relapse less.

Specific offers for all ages

At 18, you face quite different challenges than when you're 60. Therefore, we not only consider your clinical picture, but also your age in the treatment and in the composition of the therapy groups: For example, our treatment team for young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 specializes in this age group. And for patients over 50, we even have our own day clinic.

Therapy without previous inpatient stay...

If the outpatient treatment is not sufficient, but a full-time stay is not necessary or is not an option, a day clinic can be the right choice. Depending on the illness, such day clinical treatment takes about four to eight weeks.

Our partial inpatient treatment is especially aimed at you...

  • ...if you want or need to maintain contact with the familiar environment.
  • ...if your illness has led to a significant social withdrawal and it is important to gradually correct it in the real environment.
  • ...if you have children and therefore a longer stay away from home is not possible.

...or therapy as a supplement to inpatient treatment

A day clinical treatment may also be useful immediately following inpatient therapy and in some cases even shorten the length of an inpatient stay. For example, this may be the case if a trial or practice phase directly related to your home environment is necessary or useful. Another advantage of a post-inpatient therapy in a day clinic: Relapses into old patterns occur less often than in a purely inpatient treatment, because you can discuss problems that occur directly in the therapy.

For the duration of such a day clinical treatment, you should plan for about two to four weeks.

Treatment elements

Depending on the clinical picture and symptoms, we will put together a treatment plan, taking into account your personal resources, needs and competencies. Our multimodal treatment offer basically includes the following elements:

  • Group therapy
  • Psychotherapeutic individual therapy
  • Psycho-education
  • Cognitive training
  • Mindfulness group
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Creative design
  • Movement-therapeutic groups
  • Activity groups (such as excursions, baking,...)
  • Socio-educational counselling and therapy
  • Medical consultations and visits
  • Light therapy

Facilities and medical equipment

Bright and friendly rooms await in the modern office building of Alstercity. Across 1000 sqm we have:

  • Therapy rooms
  • Creative rooms
  • Fitness rooms
  • Showers
  • relaxation rooms
  • kitchenette
  • Lockers for your personal items
  • Wi-Fi (chargeable)

In our day clinics, we can conduct internal medical examinations to determine or rule out possible secondary diseases. The following diagnostic facilities are available:

  • Haematological and clinical-chemical diagnostics, including the ability to determine levels of psychotropic drugs (via a cooperating laboratory)
  • Electrocardiography
  • 24-hour blood pressure measurement