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Online therapy in Manila

There are a lot of people who have been dreaming about the idea of traditional therapy, but they may not be aware that this type of treatment has evolved into something more presentable and efficient. The introduction of Manila mental health has been promising to a lot of individuals all over the country. This online therapy in Manila is specifically designed to reach out to people who need help but are unable to seek traditional therapy due to different reasons. Manila’s online therapy is also ideal for people who are living in remote areas where mental health professionals cannot provide the appropriate treatment.

People dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other forms of psychological conditions can benefit from Manila mental health therapists who offer various modes of treatment through the use of online technology. Over the past years, there has been an increasing number of people who have chosen this form of therapy, and specialists in Manila believe that online treatment has a better chance to help clients.

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Mental Health in Manila

In Manila, 1 in 3 adults has a mental health condition. More than 20% of Filipino children have a mental disorder.

The prevalence of mental disorders is higher among women and increases significantly during the reproductive years, with a maximum prevalence at menopause.

Poor quality of life, social stigma, and discrimination against people with mental disorders are the main contributors to the low usage of services. The Philippines have been able to take strides in this regard by providing education regarding mental illness and developmental disabilities from kindergarten levels. They have also been able to raise awareness about these illnesses through various media channels which include newspapers, the internet, and radio programs.

Manila has many treatment options available for people with mental disorders including Mental Health facilities. Professionals in mental health are all certified doctors, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric social workers who have undergone years of training at the academy to be able to handle various illnesses that range from depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and many more. They also work with a team of psychologists, nurses, and caregivers to be able to address the needs of their patients. Even though facilities for mental health in Manila have come a long way, there are still many people who don’t have access to or simply ignore these services.


Best Therapists in Manila

Maria Tarsila L. Bautista

Maria Tarsila L. Bautista is a medical doctor & licensed acupuncturist (Manila Medical Specialty Board), offering services at The Naturopathic & Acupuncture Center in Manila since 1993. She also holds certificates as an aromatherapist and Shiatsu practitioner, earned from the Philippine School of Aromatic Studies (PSAS); and became board certified by PANAM, PCA, PAMM (Philippine Association of Medical Monitors) to practice homeopathy in 1999; acupuncture 2000; reflexology 2001; Amma massage 2002; Chinese herbology 2003; reiki 2004; and aromatherapy 2005. She has been a member of the Philippine Acupuncture Association (PAA) since 1993 and became a board-certified general acupuncturist in 1996.

Maria Luz Josephine C. Salazar

Maria Luz Josephine C. Salazar is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, esthetician/cosmetologist & counselor with post-graduate training in Aroma Therapy & Reflexology by Philippine School of Herbal Medicine (PSHM), PHCP. She studied the Oriental concepts of skincare and hair care at Aromatic Academy Philippines The Philippine Esthetics Academy. She became a licensed esthetician in 2003, then trained further in aromatherapy and reflexology.

Ms. Salazar is the founder & owner of The Peacock Acupuncture Wellness Center which can be found at 1122-A Antel Corporate Center, Pasong Tamo Ext., Makati City. Both medical acupuncture and traditional Chinese treatments are offered to patients presenting with pain due to migraine headaches, neck stiffness, neuralgia, frozen shoulder syndrome, sciatica/lumbago/disc problems including pain & numbness due to diabetic neuropathy or similar conditions. Treatment for infertility has also been her specialization since she was certified by the American Institute of Female Care Specialists (AIFCS) in the use of acupuncture for infertility treatment.

Riza T. Bacal

Riza T. Bacal is a medical doctor, licensed acupuncturist, and graduate of Far Eastern University (FEU). She provides treatment for family planning concerns including menstrual pain syndromes, infertility, endometriosis, PMS-related depression & anxiety disorders. Dr. Bacal also offers treatments for sleep deprivation due to stress or insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), migraines/headaches/sinus problems with allergic rhinitis, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy & radiation therapies who are experiencing side effects such as nausea & vomiting, and injuries.

Dr. Riza Bacal has been in practice since 1991, providing services at The Acupuncture Medical Center of Manila (AMCM) at 1107 Antel Global Corporate Center, 1107 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City.

Maria Cecilia Henry Montinola

Maria Cecilia Henry Montinola is a medical doctor and licensed acupuncturist, specializing in women’s health. She was born to Chinese parents in the Philippines and has been practicing acupuncture since 1991. Her practice can be found at The Acupuncture Medical Center of Manila (AMCM) at 1107 Antel Global Corporate Center, 1107 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City.

Dr. Montinola graduated from Fountainhead College for Women in 1975 with an AB English major and a Psychology minor degree. A year later she finished her BS Nursing degree from New Era University (NEU). In 1980 she took up an advanced study program sponsored by the Office of Health Sciences Education, University of the Philippines to obtain her physician’s degree in Naturopathic medicine.

Dr. Emelita Francisco

Dr. Emelita Francisco is a Doctor of Naturopathy and Acupuncture, with training in Germany and the Philippines. She was trained by some of the best teachers in these fields here at home, such as Master Walter Ang Jr., Grandmaster Benny Calayag, and Lola Nieves Herbozo.

She has been the President of the Philippine Association of Naturopathic Medicine (PANAM) twice, from 1995 to 1997 and from 2005 to 2007. In 2010 she became President again after it merged with the Philippine College of Acupuncture (PCA). During her time as president, she helped propagate acupuncture treatment within PANAM member clinics nationwide, particularly in the provinces.

Dr. Emelita has been a member of the Acupuncture Board of the Philippines from 2002 to 2010, as well as a board member for several associations that promote Naturopathic medicine and acupuncture treatments. These include PANAM, PCA, Philippine Association of Medical Monitors (PAMM), Philippine College of Health Professionals (PHCP), and The Philippine Acupuncture Academy (TPA). She is currently a consultant physician at The Naturopathic & Acupuncture Center in Manila, which she co-founded with Dr. Riza Bacal in 1993.

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Common types of therapies in Manila

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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


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

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