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Online therapy in Pretoria

Online therapy is a great way to overcome some of the challenges of living in Pretoria. The availability of technology and the internet has made it possible for people to interact more on an emotional level. Patients from all over the world have been able to find help from therapists even if they are unable to leave their homes. Nowadays, people have schedules that are so busy that leaving the house becomes a luxury that not everyone can afford.

Patients suffering from depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses have to find a way of being treated without having to leave their homes. This is where online therapy comes in handy. People suffering from depression are not able to get out of bed some days. Nothing seems to be worth it anymore so they feel like life has no purpose.

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Mental Health in Pretoria

Pretoria is a city in Gauteng, South Africa with 1.22 million residents (including suburbs).

The prevalence of mental disorders in Pretoria is estimated to be between 1.5% – 22%. Common mental disorders that are found to cause high morbidity and mortality rates include depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders. The highest incidence rates of psychiatric disorders were found among people aged 20-29 and 30-39 years old. The prevalence rates of depressive disorders in adults were found to be 5.38%. The prevalence rates for anxiety disorders were 13.26% and substance-related disorder was 9.68%.

The most common mental health problems reported by people living in Pretoria are stress, depression, and anxiety. This is likely due to the high unemployment rates that lead to financial strain, the cultural stigma surrounding mental health issues that prevent people from seeking help, and also because of other reasons such as low education levels, illiteracy, etc…


Many South Africans do not want to seek treatment or go through rehabilitation if they have a mental illness because it automatically makes them outcasts in society. People who suffer from mental illnesses are ostracized by their family members and friends and many of them do not get jobs.

People like to pretend that mental health issues don’t exist in South Africa and this is why there is a huge gap between the statistics and how we want to view our country. Most people only care about their families but it’s important that they teach other people (without suffering from mental illnesses) because these are the people who will be living in cities after everyone has passed away.

The government should better enforce policies to help people with mental disabilities get access to services such as education, employment, healthcare, etc… Many people with mental disabilities in rural areas have no access to any kind of services at all so this is definitely something that needs to be worked on.

Best Therapists in Pretoria

Manisha Sarup

She is one of the top therapists in Pretoria because of her experience and knowledge. She is also the director at the SEED Institute which has been able to help all kinds of people work through their troubles.

Irene Vermaak

This therapist works with young adults over the age of 25 who might feel like they don’t fit into any other group because of their unique mental health struggles. The Monville Medical Centre itself has three doctors and one clinical psychologist that specializes in childhood development, anxiety management, and depression treatment.

Caroline Jacobs

This therapist specializes in working with children and adolescents who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She has said that when a patient comes for sessions she wants them to leave feeling like they can conquer anything because she doesn’t want anyone to feel like therapy isn’t helping them.

Mogami Benjamin

He is known for being one of the top therapists in Pretoria because many of his patients have been able to work through their troubles and are left with a positive outlook on life.

Letticia Kruger

She works with children who have anger management issues or parents who might be struggling with their child’s behavior. The Centre For Child And Parent Development has psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, clinical officers, counselors, and more that can help all kinds of people.

Types of therapists in Pretoria

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Common types of therapies in Pretoria

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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


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

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

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