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Online therapy in Brussels

Online therapy in Brussels is becoming more common as the world becomes more connected.

Online therapists help those who may feel anxious about meeting face to face in a therapist’s room, those who can’t afford offline therapy or those that simply prefer the convenience and anonymity of online counselling and psychotherapy.

The world of online counselling is vast, but many people are still unconvinced about the validity of online therapy, with some feeling that it is not real therapy.

However, there are plenty of therapists who can provide solid support and guidance through your issues via Skype or other messaging apps.

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Mental Health in Brussels

A psychological disorder is a mental illness that has impaired functioning in at least one or more of the following areas: cognition, emotions, mood, language, and thought. It is the mental health condition that results in difficulty in maintaining relationships with others, places people in high-risk settings, relatively low level of external support. The risk factors for mental health conditions are usually interrelated to many other things. Almost 47% of the people living in Brussels have a chronic mental health condition or significant risk factors for developing one.

The most common mental health conditions are clinical depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), autism spectrum disorders, sleep disturbances. All of these are usually present in people with alcohol or drug dependence. Furthermore, people who have a diagnosis of one condition often co-occur with other mental health diagnoses as well. Less likely to be diagnosed are OCD and ADHD because they are not life long but can last for years after childhood phases. The problem is so grave that Brussels has the highest suicide rate in Europe.

Belgium’s treatment policy for serious mental illness lags behind that of many northern European countries according to VUB professor Wim van den Bosch who adds “we’re just scratching the tip of the iceberg,” and that only 20 to 30 percent of people who need more than average medical care receive it. A decade ago, a national plan was drafted by several health professionals, which included the definition of “severe and deep psychological suffering” as an indication for treatment at government expense.


It was not until 2010 when mental health services received greater recognition in the country’s basic healthcare system by including psychiatrists in hospitals, recognizing psychologists’ right to prescribe medicines, and making psychotherapy available at no cost.

The majority of counseling is provided free through public hospitals or private institutions supported by communities. The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights urged Belgium in December 2014 to do more about the shortcomings in its mental health service provision.

Best Therapists in Brussels

Dr. Stéphane Mercier

This therapist is one of the best in Brussels and has a Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in the understanding of human emotions and feelings. He helps people suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression by using a comprehensive approach to the patient’s issues.

Dr. Sonia Lioret

This therapist has more than 20 years of experience treating people suffering from psychological problems such as stress and depression. She has helped a lot of people get rid of their emotional pain by understanding them on a deeper level and addressing the root causes of the problem which were holding them back from being happy in life.

Dr. Patrick Lemoine

He is one of Brussels’ top therapists who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy to help patients overcome negative thoughts which lead to feelings like anxiety and sadness that prevent them from enjoying life with all it has to offer. Dr. Lemoine also sees couples who are having relationship problems or those suffering from stress and depression.

Dr. Julien Bayle

Mental illness occurs when the brain is not able to send signals to the body correctly, leading to physical issues like high blood pressure or obesity which are serious problems in our society today. Dr. Julien specializes in treating people suffering from these conditions by using therapy combined with medication where needed, especially for those who are unable to take medicine for medical reasons.

Dr. Ilse Lamers-van Raak

This therapist has more than 20 years of experience helping patients overcome the emotional pain that has been causing them distress in their relationships or work life by using a combination of therapies that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and Hypnotherapy.

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Common types of therapies in Brussels

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Brussels 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 Brussels 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 Brussels 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:

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Psychologists or therapists in Brussels 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 Brussels area therapist.  Online therapy in Brussels is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Brussels via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Brussels 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 Brussels area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Brussels 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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