What can I expect?

What is your waiting time?

Monthly we update our waiting time for Basic Mental Healthcare (GB-GGZ) on our home page. The Dutch Healthcare Authority (NZa in Dutch) has a website in English. Check this link for more information.

What health care programs do you have?

We offer several options for brief therapy. Depending on which symptoms are present and how complex.

What if I terminate therapy before end of treatment

If you decide to quit the treatment, a declaration will be made by us to your insurance company (according to guide lines from the NZa). After a finished treatment, you are able to return in the same calender year to our practice if that is necessary. The GP does need to write a new referral.

Do I get compensation in costs for my treatment?

People who are insured at the following health care providers, will get compensated for all expenses. Please keep in mind your yearly ‘own contribution’ of (at least) €385,-. This is a fee everybody with an insurance pays per year as an threshold amount to be able to access health insurance.

  • De Friesland Zorgverzekeraar
  • Zilveren Kruis Zorgverzekeringen
  • Interpolis Zorgverzekeringen
  • FBTO Zorgverzekeringen
  • Prolife
  • One Underwriting Health
  • Menzis
  • Anderzorg
  • DSW
  • In Twente
  • Stad Holland
  • A.S.R.
  • Ditzo zorgverzekeringen
  • ONVZ ziektekostenverzekering

What if I have another insurance?

If you’re not insured at any of the health insurances mentioned above, please check with your health care insurance how much they compensate, so you won’t have any surprises. Underneath, you’ll find the amounts we charge. Please compare with the insurance company if the compensate the full amount or a percentage of that.
Maximum compensation listed bij the ‘NZA’ in 2022:

  • Diagnostic consult of GZ-psychologist of 90 minutes: € 244,07
  • Treatment consult of GZ-psychologist of 60 minutes: € 143,71
    The amounts depend on the specific profession of the psychologist and the duration of the consult.
    Our setting is called: Ambulant – kwaliteitsstatuut sectie II
    For the complete list of NZA amounts per consult in 2022, see the website of NZA.

What if my problems are job related?

Employers are sometimes willing to compensate the costs of psychological coaching for their employees. Please inform with our front office for this option and ask the specific department of your empoyer.

Do you offer online treatment?

‘Therapieland’ is the platform that offers online treatment for clients of ‘Maarsingh en van Steijn’. An e-health module is always included in the price, so you won’t have any additional costs. It offers several programs, also in English. Please inform with our front office if you would like more information.

What if I forget my appointment, or I have a valid reason for cancelling it?

We don’t charge any fees when you cancel in time (at least 24 hours before the appointment). If you cancel less than 24 hours in advance, or forget the appointment, you will personally be charged € 60,-. You won’t be able to claim this amount with your health insurance.

What if I need help without a DSM diagnosis?

It is possible to be able to receive psychological help without a DSM 5 diagnosis. Since the health insurance companies don’t consider it ‘insured care’, you will have to pay the full amount yourself. Please inform with our front office for more information.

What can I expext during intake?

The intake interview (diagnostic consult) is important because it is the first interaction that occurs between the client and the psychologist. The purpose of the intake interview often includes establishing and diagnosing any problems that you may have. During the intake interview, the clinician may determine a treatment plan for you specific problem. In some cases, a particular clinician may feel that he or she lacks the expertise to best help you. If this is the case, this will become apparent during the intake interview and the clinician will refer you to another source.
Based on the findings from the intake interview (and sometimes more extensive psychodiagnostic assessment) a treatment plan will be established. There are different ways of treatment, and choice of treatment will always be based on one’s individual situation.

What if I am abroad during my therapy?

When coming to our practice is a problem for you, or if there are other reasons why telephonic contact is preferable, we can do this via skype.