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Online therapy in Dhaka

Online therapy is becoming an increasingly important form of psychological counselling. It is a system that uses the internet to carry on the process of counseling by linking counselors with clients over the net. In Bangladesh, it has been introduced in Dhaka only recently, but already shows positive results. This service mostly benefits busy professionals and housewives who find it difficult to attend regular sessions.

Counseling can be provided to clients over the internet through text chat, audio, and video calls. The counseling is carried on as a conversation between the therapist and the client. In this example, a counselor’s first task is to make a complete profile of a patient by asking him/her about age, sex, etc. Once this is established, the client can be advised as per his/her need.

Counselors can also prescribe medicine to clients if required. The patient has to consult a doctor before taking any medicine. But many think that using the internet for health care and counseling saves them time and money and gives instant results.

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Mental Health in Dhaka

In Dhaka, Bangladesh, mental health illnesses are a common occurrence. The World Health Organization estimates that there are more than one million people in Dhaka who suffer from a mental illness. There is a shocking lack of awareness about the issue in the country though and many do not know what to do about it which means that most treatment takes place through self-help groups that focus on support and education rather than treatment.

Approximately 50 percent of people in the Dhaka area who have a mental illness never seek treatment for it.

The main types of mental illnesses found in Dhaka include depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, bipolar affective disorder, and schizophrenia. However, most people with these conditions do not seek treatment because they believe that mental illness is a sign of personal weakness or that medical help will not be effective. In fact, many see their condition as punishment for sins they have committed and therefore choose to suffer rather than receive treatment from doctors which often worsens their condition further.

The rate of depression is particularly high among market traders who are constantly exposed to the stresses associated with buying and selling goods in a highly competitive environment where success or failure can be determined by a single moment’s decision-making.


Best Therapists in Dhaka

Hassan Gheyas

Hassan Gas has been in the profession for over 25 years. He’s specialized in addressing mental health, substance abuse, and chemical dependency. His areas of research include developmental psychology, psychoanalysis, and clinical psychology. He has served as a professor at various universities. He consults for universities. His qualifications are M.A., DSC (Doctor of Science), Ph.D., Certs NLP (NLP Practitioner). He helps people with drug abuse, addiction, stress, etc.

Monjur Mourshed

Murshid is one of the most renowned psychologists in Bangladesh. He’s looked up to by many people who are looking for mental health help. His services extend to the healthy population as well. Murshid has written books on how to understand your child better (he writes under a pen name). His qualifications include MBBS, DPSC, DPHE(Doctor of Philosophical in Psychology), DICPSI(Doctor of International Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy Institute), Certs AIOCD (Aromatherapy Institute Of Complementary Drugs), etc. He helps people with depression, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, etc.

Dr. Md. Abu Sayed Rony

Rony is known for his appeal to the masses. He has appeared in many TV shows and gained recognition that way. His appearance made it easier for people to trust him with their issues. He specializes in helping students that are always under pressure, or feeling stressed out about school work, etc., he also helps adults deal with psychological problems like anxiety, depression, stress management, cognitive restructuring, etc. His qualifications include MSC (Psychology), MA (Psychology), Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology). He helps people with academic performance, test anxiety/preparation, career development/choice-making, etc.

Muhammad Zahul Islam Shamim

He is the highest qualified psychologist in Bangladesh, he’s an MSC (Clinical Psychology), MA (Clinical Psychology), Ph.D(Clinical Psychology). He has dealt with various conditions like stress, phobias, etc., and helped people through them. His approach is very scientific. Rahul is also a guest lecturer at Dhaka University. He works with individuals of all age groups. His qualifications include DCH-UK (Diploma in the Child Health-United Kingdom), MD – General Medicine, Dip RACOG (Diploma in Registrar of the Colleges of Obstetrics & Gynaecology UK). Dr. Shamim specializes in family therapy too. He helps people with relationship problems, marital conflicts, parenting issues.

Dr. Musfiq Rahman

He has been working in this profession for over 30 years and is the founder of Mukti (an NGO that works with people struggling with addiction). He was the founder chairman of the National Addictions Rehab Center (NARCONON). His methods are very unique, he uses Scientology teachings to treat addicts. FIRC-Bangladesh gave him an award for his work on the anti-drug campaign in Bangladesh. The government awarded him again for treating hundreds of patients free o charge. Currently, Dr Rahman holds a position at Dhaka University as a professor and director of Muktichondro Clinic and Rehabilitation Center where he treats various conditions like depression, stress management, phobias, etc. His qualifications are Dip.CNM(The College of Neurology Medicine), Certificate Course in Spirituality, CCH-UK (Chartered Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy). He helps people with addiction problems, stress management, etc.

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Common types of therapies in Dhaka

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Dhaka is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Dhaka is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Dhaka focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

Other therapy approaches include:

ACT Therapy in Dhaka, Art Therapy in Dhaka, Behavioral Therapy in Dhaka, Contemplative Therapy in Dhaka, Play Therapy in Dhaka, EMDR Therapy in Dhaka, Emotionally Focused Therapy in Dhaka, Existential Therapy in Dhaka, Experiential Therapy in Dhaka, Gestalt Therapy in Dhaka, Hypnotherapy Therapy in Dhaka, Music Therapy Therapy in Dhaka, Narrative Therapy in Dhaka, Psychodynamic Therapy in Dhaka, Psychoanalytic Therapy in Dhaka, and Somatic Therapy in Dhaka.


Psychologists or therapists in Dhaka help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Dhaka area therapist.  Online therapy in Dhaka is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Dhaka via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Dhaka free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Dhaka area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Dhaka also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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