Depression Outpatient Consulting

Our Depression Outpatient Consulting (DOC) provides a broad range of outpatient services for adults suffering from mood disorders. DOC offers comprehensive psychological and psychotherapeutic care, including a thorough diagnostic investigation and workup, counselling, and evidence-based psychotherapy. Additionally, experienced professionals provide psychoeducation about symptoms and courses of mood disorders as well about various forms of psychotherapy. They also provide help in choosing a suitable psychotherapy or (if needed) to find a therapist outside our service. Our range of treatments corresponds to the latest scientific evidence and is based on individual patient needs.

DOC is for adults aged from 18 years who suffer from mood disorders, such as:

  • Depressive disorders
  • Bipolar and related disorders

Services provided

DOC offers short- or long-term outpatient psychotherapy of variable intensity to stabilize patients, help them to remit from the mood disorder, and improve their quality of life.
An initial assessment is performed to determine diagnosis and to specify the treatment plan. This plan may include different types of components, such as:

  • Psychotherapy with a third wave of cognitive-behavioural approach (e.g., including  mindfulness methods; acceptance‐based procedures)
  • Group therapy (e.g., to improve social competence; emotion regulation skills)
  • Crisis intervention
  • Psychoeducation to help patients better understand their disease (symptoms and triggers) and treatment

If you have the impression that you are suffering from mood disorder symptoms and you wish a diagnostic workup you can visit our

  • Weekly Consultation Hour for Depression (every Thursday 12.00 p.m. - 01.00 p.m.)

Access to services

Contact information and opening hours

Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Depression Outpatient Consulting
Varrentrappstrasse 40-42 , 2nd floor
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 (0) 69 – 79825102;  Fax: +49 (0) 69 – 79823459        

Telephone Office Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 10.00 a.m.-01.00 p.m.; Wed 11.00 a.m. – 01.00 p.m.