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Online therapy in Johannesburg

Online therapy in Johannesburg is a form of therapy that helps people to overcome any hurdles they may be experiencing. The therapy is done through Skype or FaceTime and is supervised by a psychiatrist. The therapy is an excellent alternative for those who don’t want the hassle and stress of driving out of their way to go to therapy sessions.

Online therapy in Johannesburg is a great way to get help if you have recently been discharged from A&E, or your doctor has suggested that there may be an issue with anxiety and depression. The good thing about this form of therapy is that it doesn’t take up a lot of time because you can do it at your own leisure and convenience. You don’t have to travel long distances just to go to therapy sessions.

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Mental Health in Johannesburg

Mental health condition statistics in Johannesburg

Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are rampant in Johannesburg, South Africa. Stressful life events, such as unemployment or abuse, can lead to mental conditions. Numerous factors contribute to the increased risks of developing a mental illness, which include poverty and family history. The Centre for Mental Health Epidemiology examined data from over 1 million people and found that the population at risk of developing a mental illness were those who were black and unemployed males with no education, heterosexual females who were divorced or widowed, and gay men with HIV.

More than 50% of young men in this demographic develop a mental illness by the time they reach their mid-thirties. Illnesses such as depression were more common among females who had experienced abuse or maltreatment, or those unable to bear children. An estimated 8% of the population in Johannesburg was found to be at risk for developing a mental illness in their lifetime.


About 30% of people with a mental health condition will attempt suicide at some point in their life; this is four times higher than the general population.

The Centre for Mental Health Epidemiology only performed an epidemiological study and did not treat patients’ symptoms, but they hope that these statistics will make leaders aware of the state of mental health care in Johannesburg and influence them to improve public education on self-care methods such as meditation or regular exercise.

Best Therapists in Johannesburg

Dr. Lee Muthuz - Psychologist, Psychotherapist, and Social Worker

This therapist is highly experienced, skilled and has practiced for over 10 years. His knowledge is profound and his experience, remarkable. He specializes in counselling individuals, couples and families to help them overcome their problems; including the likes of alcohol/substance abuse, anger management issues, anxiety disorders (social phobia etc), ADD/ADHD, domestic violence etc.

Dr. Juan Pieterse - Psychologist

This therapist is qualified & certified with extensive experience (over 20 years). Specializing in depression complaints he also offers other psychological services such as psychometric testing (IQ tests etc) to determine personality types etc which aids him in creating an effective treatment plan for patients wanting change or improvement.

Prof Suzy Green - Psychologist

This therapist is competent and has been practicing for over 15 years. Her experience in the field of psychology is vast and she specializes in treating patients suffering with trauma, PTSD, anxiety/depression etc. She treats both children and adults.

Prof Francois Malan - Psychiatrist

This therapist is well educated and experienced (over 25 years). He specializes in counselling individuals, couples and families to help them overcome their problems with mental health issues such as depression, addiction (alcohol & drugs), relationship issues etc. He also offers psychiatric evaluations and management of medication side effects when required which ensures effective treatment & optimal results are achieved for his patients.

Dr! Cynthia Botes - Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Sex Therapist, Sex Coach, Sexologist

This therapist is highly educated, skilled, and experienced (over 10 years). She has extensive knowledge of human sexuality. With her help, one can explore the positive aspects of their love life with all its twists & turns; respecting & embracing individual differences. Her clinical work with clients encompasses sex therapy/counseling, pre-marriage guidance, sexual abuse survivors, body image issues (male/female), lackadaisical libido, etc. She also specializes in treating individuals with mental health problems such as addiction (alcohol & drugs), eating disorders, depression, etc. As a former director at the Cottesloe Rehabilitation Centre, she was involved in an advisory capacity, working with drug addicts.

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Common types of therapies in Johannesburg

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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


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

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

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