Special Clinical Focus

  • Individualized pharmacotherapy
  • Brain stimulation methods
  • Disorder-specific psychotherapy/behavioral therapy
  • One to one deep psychological psychotherapy
  • Therapy of substance dependence (model program for heroin addiction)
  • Therapy for chronic pain

About us

We are a psychiatric hospital providing maximum care and treating the whole range of psychic diseases, from "classical" disorders as depression and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, dementia and addiction, personality disorders, obsessive-compulsive and post traumatic disorders, to acute stress response, identity and life crises and burn-out syndromes.

Our Clinic, located at the Venusberg mountain, right on the edge of Kottenforst Wildlife Park, consists of six well equipped wards, with a total of 106 beds and numerous single rooms, an outpatient clinic with 15 beds, and an institute and university outpatients.

We combine cutting edge science with an accredited program of treatment in our Clinic, along with an individually tailored diagnosis and therapy program.
In this way, we follow a holistic psychosomatic approach, which assumes that psychic problems result from the historical development of one's life and individual disposition. The offered treatments are accordingly based on the three pillars medication, psychotherapy and the accompanying therapies, such as sports, occupational, art and dance therapy. In addition, we offer, in the areas of specialized behavior and psychodynamic psychotherapy and biological additional procedures, specialized therapy programs, which are also available in outpatients, inpatients and day-clinic-patients.

By virtue of the active clinical research work in our unit, we also regularly offer the option of taking part in research studies and thus in the very latest, closely supported therapy procedures.

Clinic staff has a widely recognized outstanding expertise in the treatment of psychic diseases. For this reason, they played a leading role in the development of the evidence-based Dementia S3 Guidelines, the highest ranked category of guidelines in Germany; the Director of the Clinic also contributed to the Schizophrenia S3 Guidelines, being in the committee of experts.

Diagnostic Services

  • Diagnostic consultation with experts
  • Personality tests
  • Neuropsychology, adaptive memory and performance tests
  • Neurophysiology
  • Liquid and blood-based biomarkers, genetic marker for psychiatric disorders
  • Access to all brain-imaging procedures, such as CT, MRI, PET, sleep laboratory

Therapeutic Services

  • Disorder-specific, individualized pharmacotherapy
  • Brain stimulation methods - rTMS, electroconvulsive therapy, vagus nerve stimulation, deep brain stimulation
  • Disorder-specific psychotherapy/behavioral therapy in groups and one to one
  • One to one deep psychological psychotherapy
  • Specific psychotherapy for chronic depression (CBASP)
  • Special outpatients (early detection of psychoses, memory disorders, stage fright outpatients for musicians)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Dance therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Sports therapy: Sports and gymnastics groups, walking, pilates, back exercises
  • Physiotherapy: concentrated exercise therapy, relaxation and perception therapies such as REIKI, JIN SHIN JYUTSU, Jacobsen progressive muscle relaxation, foot reflexology, acupressure and Feldenkrais method
  • Bathing section: Kinotherapeutic bath, water gymnastics, Kneipp therapy, manual lymphatic drainage massage, massages, thermotherapy such as fango, red light etc.

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

The single and double rooms are bright and appealingly equipped with en suite shower/WC, with separate telephone and TV connections on the open wards.
All wards have a terrace, balcony or garden.
The Internet is freely accessible on several computers in the Clinic library. In-house integrated cafeteria. Bus stop in the immediate vicinity of the Clinic.

Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Psychiatry

Other services

  • Depression
  • Suicidal behavior
  • Dementia
  • Psychoses
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety disorders


Airports near

  • Airport Cologne/Bonn30 kilometer - approx. 25 minutes

Additional staff

Prof. - Thomas Schläpfer - Psychiatry - Bonn

Prof. Dr. med.
Thomas Schläpfer

Assistant Director/Senior Consultant