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Online therapy in Lisbon

Online therapy in Lisbon is for people who need help with mental illness and behavioral disturbances in their home country in order to maintain a healthy treatment regimen in their own region. The online clinic also provides care for people who are unable to get specialized treatment in their home country.

Typically patients require face-to-face consultations with health professionals when they are experiencing mental issues or behavioral problems. For some people living abroad, however, the reality is that it is impossible for them to return to their own country simply because there is no suitable specialist. This, however, does not mean that they are out of options for getting the help they need in order to maintain good mental health or overcome behavioral problems.

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Mental Health in Lisbon

Mental health condition statistics show that about 1 in 4 adults in Lisbon are living with mental illness. This is higher than the rates in most developed countries. These statistics also illustrate that there is a great disparity between the minority population and the majority population.

The consequences of this disparity are seen in criminal justice, health care, housing, and income. In 2011, it was found that migrants from African countries fared worse than other migrant groups when it came to mental health conditions such as depression or schizophrenia. It was found that they were more likely to have been hospitalized from self-inflicted injuries or attempted suicide.

It was found that Hispanic migrants were more likely to report depressive symptoms than other migrant groups. The higher rates for these two minority populations compared to the majority population may be due to higher risks of discrimination and barriers when it comes to accessing health services in Lisbon.


Best Therapists in Lisbon

Paulo Vilelia

Paulo Vilelia is a therapist at the Instituto de Oftalmologia. He is a therapist with a specialization in counselling and has been practicing for nearly 30 years. His clinic includes an ophthalmology department where he performs surgeries as well as eye examinations. He heard about therapeutic use of light from international conferences that he attended. His clinic has been using different forms of phototherapy as well as traditional therapies to treat various diseases such as arthritis and depression.

Cecilia Cabral

Cecilia Cabral studied Psychology at the University of Lisbon, but her passion for dance led her towards movement psychotherapy. She now integrates this with psychodynamic practices and processes to give more authenticity to the client-therapist relationship. Her work is centered on working with very young children or adults that have experienced some type of trauma.

Luisa Ferro

Luisa Ferro has a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as a specialization in Psychotherapy. She integrates Western psychotherapy with eastern practices such as acupressure, shiatsu and qigong to treat patients from all over the world. In Portugal, she is responsible for introducing this type of therapy and giving it a place in the health system.

Helena Lima

Helena Lima has a degree in psychology and studies psychodynamic therapy, which is based on understanding unconscious processes and their role in our psychological development. She works with couples as well as families, seeing them together or individually depending on the circumstances of each case.

Catarina Cruz

Catarina Cruz is a psychologist at the Centre of Medical Psychology. She specializes in group psychotherapy and has treated patients with problems such as addiction, self-esteem, depression, and anxiety for more than 15 years.

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Common types of therapies in Lisbon

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Lisbon 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 Lisbon 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 Lisbon 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.

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

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

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