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ANNA FERNANDES LUCAS
Psychologist and Clinical Psychotherapist

I am a Clinical Psychologist and specialist in Psychological Consultations, Psychotherapy, Neuropsychology and Schema-Focused Therapy. I am pleased to welcome you in person at my office in the center of Munich or through online consultations in Portuguese (European) or English.

I recognize the various mental disorders and illnesses derived from emotions, thought, mood, experience and behavior. I explore the causes and conditions that lead to certain actions and also consider development throughout life, as well as the factors that influence actions. I provide support in mental illnesses and crisis situations, such as depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, compulsions, addictions, grief, trauma, separation, burnout and many other situations.

If you are looking for a Therapist with professional and life experience, professional competence, common sense and heart, you have come to the right place! 

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I offer specialist support across a wide range of issues, including:

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Anxiety Control

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Healthy Relationships

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Depression Relief

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Resolution of Inner Conflicts

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Social integration

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Management of Social Conflicts

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Specialties

Counselling, Individual and Couple Consultations.


Consultation Topics:

 

- Stress, Anxiety, Phobias and Panic Attacks

- Depression and Burnout

- Relationships 

- Social Integration Difficulties

- Hyperactivity Disorder and Deficit of Attention (PHDA)

- Self-esteem problems and Insecurity, Social Phobias

- Personality Disorders

- Traumatic events

- Couple Therapy (conflict management, communication improvement, relationship crises, separations, divorces).

Method

Counselling, Individual and Couple Consultations.


Consultation Topics:

 

- Stress, Anxiety, Phobias and Panic Attacks

- Depression and Burnout

- Relationships 

- Social Integration Difficulties

- Hyperactivity Disorder and Deficit of Attention (PHDA)

- Self-esteem problems and Insecurity, Social Phobias

- Personality Disorders

- Traumatic events

- Couple Therapy (conflict management, communication improvement, relationship crises, separations, divorces).

Your Mental Health starts here!

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ABOUT ME:

I grew up in Portugal, where I completed academic training in Health Psychology, and a Postgraduate Degree in Psychological Consultation, Psychotherapy and Neuropsychology. After several professional experiences in my country in various Mental Health, Psychosocial, Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration entities, I emigrated to Germany. These circumstances allowed me to develop greater self-knowledge, learn from challenges and rebuild my professional life.

Promoting personal development and helping to bring positive changes in life is, without a doubt, my passion. I work with people to maintain or improve their mental health, reduce their suffering and allow them to get back to coping with their everyday lives. I undertake the mission of promoting the well-being of the international community, sensitive to the challenges and difficulties inherent in adapting to a new country. And I seek to understand each individual as they relate to the world and others, focusing my psychological intervention on their process of psychic and social transformation. My therapeutic approach aims to obtain good long-term results for my patients.

I currently have more than 17 years of professional experience and the quality of my work is ensured by regular supervision and participation in workshops, conferences and ongoing training.

- Order of Portuguese Psychologists (Effective Member): 15494
- Berufsverband Deutscher Psychologinnen und Psychologen eV: 56804

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In-person Consultations

50 min. | €100,- (Individual consultation)

                 €140,- (Couple consultation)

Psychotherapy is a curative treatment, which is why it is exempt from VAT in accordance with §4 No. 14a of the German Value Added Tax Act (UstG).

Location: Praxis am Nussbaumpark, Nussbaumstraße 14, 80336 München

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Online Consultations

50 min.| €70,-

According to your preference via video call or telephone

Psychotherapy is a curative treatment, which is why it is exempt from VAT in accordance with §4 No. 14a of the German Value Added Tax Act (UstG).

Consultations will be carried out via the Zoom platform

What my patients say:

Clinic

You can find me in a central location, in the heart of Munich, just a 2-minute walk from Sendliger Tor, 6th floor, elevator available. Address: Praxis am Nussbaumpark, Nußbaumstraße 14, 80336 München

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Monday
 

19:00 – 22:00
(Online Consultations)

Wednesday,

Thursday,

Friday 

08:30 - 10:00 and 19:00 - 22:00 (Online Consultations)

Sat and Sun

Possibility of booking on request

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Questions?
We have the answers

As a private psychological office, without health insurance coverage, the patient comes to me as a private individual.

  • What are the advantages of being a private user?
    No long waiting times for a therapy place Immediate start of treatment, as no formalities are required Discretion: Your therapy will not be disclosed to insurance companies and authorities. Needs-driven appointments and self-determined duration and frequency Quick and easy booking through Doctolib
  • Duration
    Sessions are generally weekly or fortnightly and last up to 50 minutes. Depending on the objectives, the frequency of sessions may vary.
  • Payment methods
    This is a private service not covered by Conventional Health Insurance. In the case of Private Health Insurance, the individual conditions of the contract must be clarified in advance. Health treatments are tax deductible, please present the invoice to the tax office. Depending on the service provider and the respective insurance contract, the costs incurred may be covered in full or in part. Therefore, I cannot answer questions about possible cost coverage. For more information, contact your Insurance Company. ​ Payment for In-Person Consultations will be made through private invoicing with payment up to 14 days after sending the invoice. Payment for Online Consultations must be made in advance via Stripe or Paypal.
  • Cancellations
    If you are unable to attend the agreed appointment, please cancel it in good time, at least 24 hours in advance, by email or telephone, so that you do not incur any costs. Missed or unattended appointments will be charged.
  • Insurance Coverage & Refunds
    Public health insurance does not cover sessions. If you have general insurance, there are exceptions that may be accepted to cover the costs of private therapists. Please read the section below "Information on Insurers' Payment Processing for Alternative Therapists Specializing in Psychotherapy." Private insurance may cover the costs of psychotherapy sessions. Check directly with your insurance company to see if you are eligible. Some employers offer to cover health-related expenses up to a certain amount per year. Complementary insurance for Heilpraktiker costs between €8 and €30/month depending on your age and gender, and can partially or fully cover psychotherapy sessions. To compare offers: http://www.versicherung-vergleiche.de or https://www.check24.de/heilpraktiker-zusatzversicherung You can deduct your psychotherapy expenses from your taxes above a certain amount when declared as "außergewöhnliche Belastung" (extraordinary charge).
  • State Health Insurers
    They pay exclusively for medical treatments or treatments prescribed by doctors. The alternative medicine treatments I offer in my office are generally not reimbursed by these insurance companies. However, it may be useful for policyholders to ask their insurer whether and which alternative medicine treatments could potentially be reimbursed. Competition between insurers may make this possible in some cases.
  • Exceptions
    An exception may apply if the patient can prove that they were unable to find a reasonably accessible therapeutic place with an insurer-approved psychotherapist within a reasonable period of time. The legal waiting period is 3 months, but many insurers often refuse even in these cases; that is, the patient must take legal action against his or her insurer if he or she wants to consider having costs covered by the alternative medicine practitioner specializing in psychotherapy.
  • Private Health Insurers
    They generally reimburse alternative medicine treatments, as long as it is agreed in the terms of the contract. Reimbursement can be full, partial or up to a certain amount per year. The basis for reimbursement is always the statutes of the insurer in question. Whether reimbursement for alternative medicine practitioners specializing in psychotherapy is provided for still depends on the individual insurance contract and how the insurer handles the specific case. Supplemental insurance for alternative medicine treatments is available to those insured by the state. Here too, reimbursement can be full, partial or up to a certain amount per year.
  • Please consider the following
    The patient pays the alternative medicine practitioner directly after receiving the invoice in accordance with the GebüH (Fee Schedule for Alternative Medicine Practitioners). Alternative medicine practitioners cannot settle directly with the insurer. This invoice can be submitted to the insurance company for reimbursement. Those receiving grants can also submit the invoice to their grant provider. The alternative medicine practitioner has no influence on the reimbursement amount. Alternative Medicine Practitioners (Psychotherapy) for those insured by the state With the introduction of the Psychotherapy Act, there is the possibility that state health insurers will cover the costs of therapy in exceptional cases with alternative medicine practitioners specializing in psychotherapy. According to the Social Code (SGB), certain requirements must be met to request this so-called "outside-of-contract treatment". Such a claim for reimbursement must be made before the start of therapy and, as the applicant, you must prove the following: A reference or certificate of need, in which a psychiatric specialist (or possibly your family doctor) establishes a diagnosis accordingly. with ICD-10 and confirms the need for treatment. It is helpful to have a brief report or letter from your doctor that indicates that not treating your illness will result in worsening symptoms (and therefore increased treatment costs). Proof that you will not be able to get a therapy place with an insurance-approved therapist in your area within the next three months (long waiting lists). As proof, make a list of the names and addresses of the therapists from the insurance company you contacted (at least 3) who cannot offer you an appointment, as well as the date of the appointment request. In the name of the commandment of humane treatment, more than 3 unsuccessful treatment requests and waiting times of more than 3 months are not acceptable. The possibility of starting therapy in a hospital environment should also be excluded. Confirmation of the need for treatment and a list of therapists from the insurance company you contacted are sufficient for this. The above-mentioned proofs must be submitted to your insurer before starting therapy. The insurer may deny the application, after which it may file an objection. If the objection request is also rejected, you can file a case with the social court to cover the costs.
  • My practice and the Insurance Company
    State Health Insurers: Generally do not cover alternative medicine treatments. However, due to competition, some may make exceptions. Exceptions: If you can prove that you did not find an approved therapist in a timely manner, the insurance company may reimburse you. Private Health Insurers: They usually reimburse alternative medicine treatments, varying depending on the contract. Complementary Insurance: Available to those insured by the state and may reimburse in full or in part. ​ Please Note : Payment is made directly to the practitioner after the invoice is issued. Practitioners do not make direct agreements with insurance companies. This invoice can be submitted for reimbursement. For cases where state insureds seek reimbursement for therapy with alternative medicine practitioners, a series of requirements must be satisfied, as outlined by the Social Code (SGB). It includes obtaining a diagnosis according to ICD-10 and proving that you cannot get treatment from an approved therapist within three months.
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