Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to prepare for the session?
Who is WePractice suitable for?
WePractice is suitable for anyone who wants to promote their own mental well-being and wants to exchange ideas with a therapist or counselor.
How can I find the right psychotherapist for me?
It's important to find a psychotherapist who you feel comfortable with and whom you trust. Our platform allows you to browse and view information about our qualified psychotherapists, such as their specializations, qualifications, and experience aiming to help you to decide. You can also schedule a free introductory consultation before booking your first session.
Can I talk about anything I want during a psychotherapy session?
During a psychotherapy session, you can talk about anything that is impacting your mental health. This may include thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that you are struggling with. It's important to remember that the therapist or psychological counselor is there to support you and that whatever you share during your session is confidential.
Will my personal information be kept confidential during psychotherapy sessions?
Yes, all information discussed during psychotherapy sessions is kept confidential, in compliance with legal and ethical guidelines. Your therapist is required to keep your information confidential.
What is WePractice?
WePractice is a mental health platform with the goal of making the best possible psychological and psychotherapeutic support available to all. WePractice operates an online directory to find a suitable therapist or coach, as well as a physical modern community of practice with coworking spaces where therapists can practice and serve their clients. Our mission is to work with therapists to sustainably strengthen the mental health of the Swiss population.
Can I talk with a therapist who speaks my native language?
We have a wide range of independent therapists available on our platform, many of whom speak multiple languages. You can use our platform's search function to find the therapist or counselor that you need based on language. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.. We are happy to help you find the best suitable offer.
How do I pay my therapist?
Payment is made directly through the independent therapist. Please adhere to the payment arrangements with the therapist.
Can I also talk to my therapist via video call?
If your therapist offers this, sessions are also possible via video call.
What is an intro call?
When will there be therapists outside of your open locations?
We are working at full speed to provide the entire Swiss population with access to simple and straightforward therapy and counseling sessions. Further openings are planned and will be published on our site on an ongoing basis.
How does WePractice work?
With the help of our search mask, you can find your suitable therapist or counselor with just a few details. The request is easy and uncomplicated via our platform.
Who is behind WePractice?
WePractice is a startup that emerged from Migros' think tank, Sparrow Ventures. Today, WePractice is a subsidiary of Migros Genossenschaftbund.
Are there any risks associated with psychotherapy or psychological counseling?
Psychotherapy or psychological counseling is generally considered a safe treatment option. Some people may find that talking about difficult emotions or experiences can be emotionally difficult, while others may not find it helpful. Additionally, it's important to find a qualified and trained therapist or counselor that you feel comfortable with and whom you trust. It's always a good idea to be upfront about any concerns with your therapist or counselor and to seek support if you're feeling overwhelmed.
How can I prepare for a psychotherapy or counseling session?
It's helpful to spend some time thinking about what you'd like to discuss during the session and to come prepared with any questions you may have. Additionally, it's a good idea to arrive on time, in order to make the most of your session.
What should I expect during my first psychotherapy or psychological counseling session?
During your first session, your therapist or psychological counselor will likely ask you questions about your current concerns, symptoms, and background information. They will also explain the therapy or psychological counseling process, answer your questions and give you a chance to discuss your goals for therapy or psychological counseling. It's a good idea to arrive a few minutes early in order to have time to fill out any necessary paperwork and get familiar with the therapy space.
Are there different types of psychotherapy or psychological counseling and which one is right for me?
There are many different types of psychotherapy or counseling methods, each with its own unique approach and techniques. Some examples include cognitive-behavioral therapy, conversational therapy, psychoanalytic therapy, and interpersonal therapy. Your therapist or psychological counselor will help you to understand which type of therapy is right for you based on your specific needs and goals.
Can psychotherapy be used for children and teens?
Yes, psychotherapy or psychological counseling can be used to treat children and teens. The type of therapy used may be different compared to those for adults however the therapist or counselors have the appropriate qualification.
Can psychotherapy be used in addition to medication for treating mental health conditions?
Yes, psychotherapy can be used in addition to medication to treat mental health conditions. In some cases, a therapist may collaborate with a patient's primary care physician or a psychiatrist to coordinate care and ensure the most effective treatment plan.
How many sessions are typically needed for a person to see improvement?
The number of sessions needed can vary depending on the individual condition. The duration of therapy or counseling may also depend on the type of therapy or counseling chosen. Some people see improvement after a few sessions, while others may need a greater number of sessions.
What types of mental health conditions can be treated with psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy can be used to treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, personality disorders, eating disorders, and addiction. It can also be effective in helping people to deal with difficult life events or to improve their overall emotional well-being.
What is psychotherapy and how does it work?
Psychotherapy is a form of treatment that involves talking to a trained professional about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It can help you to understand and manage your emotions and the issues that are impacting your mental health.
Will the session be covered by my health insurance?
Since July 1, 2022, it has been possible for psychological psychotherapy to be covered by basic insurance if the psychotherapist you have chosen has joined the order model and bills according to it. In order for the basic insurance to cover the costs, an order from a general practitioner (i.e. general internal medicine), a psychiatrist, or a doctor with an interdisciplinary focus on psychosomatic and psychosocial medicine (SAPPM) is required. Note that the deductible you choose also applies here. If a psychotherapist has not joined the prescription model, your supplementary insurance may reimburse part of the sessions. However, since July 1, this must be clarified in advance with the insurance company, as a major change is taking place in this regard. You will find the type of billing (basic insurance/supplementary insurance/self-payer) in the profile of the therapist. You can find more information here.