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Online therapy in Kuala Lumpur

Online therapy in Kuala Lumpur has become increasingly popular. It is a more convenient way to treat one’s mental health. Mobile apps are also available which are aimed at providing some type of therapy for people with mental illnesses. There are some therapists who don’t believe that online therapy can actually cure someone with a mental illness. It is one of the best methods for people who want to heal themselves from a distance.

There are many types of online therapy that therapists use to help their clients. Some of them include social media platforms, text messages, and chat rooms or forums which provide a place where people can interact with one another anonymously. One of the most highly recommended online therapy in Kuala Lumpur is social media platforms.

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Mental Health in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur mental health statistics is higher than the global average. It is five times higher in Kuala Lumpur compared to the global average sampling. Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety are more common than other diseases such as diabetes and heart diseases. These findings were published by the World Health Organization (WHO) at a recent conference, which was attended by experts from around the world.

Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions. In a recent survey conducted by WHO, more than 600 000 Malaysians were classified as suffering from depression or depressive behaviors. These individuals suffered from persistent feelings of sadness and despair for two weeks or more, which may interfere with daily life. Anxiety was also prevalent in Malaysia at 10%.

Depression and anxiety also arise as a result of biological, psychological and social factors such as sexual or financial problems. Among those who suffer from depression, only one-third seek treatment. “Many people with mental disorders do not realize they have a problem,” said Dr Maria Neira, director of the Department of Public Health and Social Determinants of Health at the World Health Organization


Best Therapists in Kuala Lumpur

Dr. Noraliza Abdul Razak

This therapist is the best in the business, she has an impressive background working in different countries and also offers individual and group therapy.

Dr. Shouvik Datta

He’s a veteran in the industry with over 20 years of experience and is most known for his results-driven approach to counseling. He is highly recommended by doctors and patients alike for his judgmental skills and ability to break down complex problems into simple yet effective advice.

Karl Koh

He’s not only a mental health specialist but also a patient himself; he was diagnosed with depression at age 24 after he hit rock bottom following a chronic bout of unemployment that led to debt and relationship issues. This has allowed him insight into the nuances of different patient groups, which is why he’s able to relate easily with patients.

Tanya Sinniah-Moore

She is a clinical social worker, who has worked in various non-profit organizations and health care settings. She is also the founder and director of The Journey Project and has led and taught life skills workshops for several local NGOs (including Daughters of Tomorrow) as well as community groups such as autistic children and their parents.

Dr. Jothie Rajah

Her approach to therapy is holistic which means that ‘mind’ and ‘body’ are connected; she uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, hypnotherapy (on those who could benefit from it), psychodynamic therapy, art therapy/art expression, creative writing as well as meditation to help her patients. She’s also the clinical director of Pusat Perubatan Adira, which is a premier outpatient mental health clinic in Kuala Lumpur.

Types of therapists in Kuala Lumpur

  • Relationship therapists in Kuala Lumpur
  • – Marriage counselors in Kuala Lumpur
  • – Divorce counselors in Kuala Lumpur
  • – Family counselors in Kuala Lumpur
  • – Child counselors in Kuala Lumpur
  • – Teen counselors in Kuala Lumpur
  • – Anxiety therapists in Kuala Lumpur
  • Depression therapists in Kuala Lumpur
  • – Stress therapists in Kuala Lumpur
  • – LGBTQ therapists in Kuala Lumpur
  • – ADHD therapists in Kuala Lumpur
  • – Addiction therapists in Kuala Lumpur
  • – Sex therapists in Kuala Lumpur
  • – Employee therapists in Kuala Lumpur
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  • – Bipolar therapists in Kuala Lumpur
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Common types of therapies in Kuala Lumpur

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur, Art Therapy in Kuala Lumpur, Behavioral Therapy in Kuala Lumpur, Contemplative Therapy in Kuala Lumpur, Play Therapy in Kuala Lumpur, EMDR Therapy in Kuala Lumpur, Emotionally Focused Therapy in Kuala Lumpur, Existential Therapy in Kuala Lumpur, Experiential Therapy in Kuala Lumpur, Gestalt Therapy in Kuala Lumpur, Hypnotherapy Therapy in Kuala Lumpur, Music Therapy Therapy in Kuala Lumpur, Narrative Therapy in Kuala Lumpur, Psychodynamic Therapy in Kuala Lumpur, Psychoanalytic Therapy in Kuala Lumpur, and Somatic Therapy in Kuala Lumpur.


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

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