Frequently Asked Questions
1 - What are the differences between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?
A psychiatrist is a physician who is specialized in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention in Mental Health and who can prescribe medications to alleviate the symptoms of any mental disorder. A psychologist is not a doctor, so he does not make medical diagnoses and can not prescribe medication. The goal of his work is to facilitate each individual's understanding of himself, thereby helping him to cope with his psychological stress. The psychologist helps the individual to understand their phobias, their addictions, their desires, their difficulties in communicating with others, among other problems, through psychotherapy and psychological support. Sometimes it is necessary the jointly intervention of these two professionals, aiming, always, the well-being of the person.
2 - If I go to an appointment, do I have to keep a psychotherapy for a while?
No. An appointment does not oblige you or bind you to anything. It will always be you who have the power to decide whether to continue the psychotherapeutic process or to end it at any time. Many problems can be solved in just a few sessions and you can make an appointment whenever you feel the need.
3 - Go to a psychologist! That's for "crazy" people !?
This is a deep-rooted notion and it could not be more wrong! The psychologist tries to help people who, at a certain moment in their lives, feel confused, with doubts about several situations that are more or less problematic, and who feel the need for the support of a professional, so that they can regain their emotional stability . This does not mean madness, just an opportunity for personal enrichment, promoter of self-knowledge and personal growth!
4 - Are the consultations reimbursed?
It depends. If you are affiliated with CNS (Luxembourg), psychology consultations are not reimbursed. However, there are several insurances that cover psychology consultations.