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Online therapy in Brasília

In the year 2011, there were more than ninety-two thousand people in Brasília who live with a chronic mental illness, such as depression or schizophrenia. It has been found that because mental illnesses can be hidden and go undiagnosed for years, there is a shortage of talk therapists in the area of Brasília, which is one way to help solve this problem. The availability of online therapy would allow those who need it to have access to it. Receiving therapy is not just for those who live with a mental illness, but also for those who experience traumatic events such as sexual or physical abuse.

The use of online therapy is not new and it has been available since the turn of the century as an alternative to person-to-person therapy. Therapy using technology is now more common, including text therapy, computerized therapy, and online therapy. There are various ways to receive online therapy; the therapist will either use an instant messenger or an email account to communicate with the patient.

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Mental Health in Brasília

In Brasilia the prevalence of mental health disorders is low for females. The prevalence of mental health disorders in males is higher than that in females. Females are more likely to have psychiatric disorders than males. The mental health disorders that are most common for both females and males in Brazil are anxiety, bipolar disorder, depressive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, and substance abuse. According to a study done by Multicenter Study of the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders in Brazil, major depression is 7 times more prevalent in people 15 to 19 years old than in elderly people.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that every year 350 million people worldwide have depression or a depressive episode, and about 121 million have anxiety disorders.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health mental health affects 1 in 4 adults each year. Adults who experience major depressive disorder can lose as many as 17.9 years of healthy life. The severity and type of depressive disorder will affect the number of lost healthy years. Women are more likely to be diagnosed with depression than men, however, men are more likely to commit suicide than women.

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Best Therapists in Brasília

Ricardo Alves

A therapist in Brasília and works in the prevention of violence and abuse. Ricardo Alves is a psychotherapist that also provides family counseling. He studied from 1988 to 1993 at the University of Brasília (UnB) and completed his doctorate in clinical psychology at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). Ricardo Alves has experience in working with young people, couples, families and children.

Caroline de Castro Mota

Caroline de Castro Mota is a psychotherapist that works for both individuals and groups. She received her training at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) back in 2004 where she also taught as a professor. Caroline de Castro Mota is also a therapist and family counselor at the Specialized Center for Mental Health (CME). She has experience in treating substance abuse problems and eating disorders, as well as depression and anxiety.

Maria Farah Almeida Santos

Maria Farah Almeida Santos is a psychotherapist that works with both individual adults and couples. She holds an undergraduate degree from Santa Catarina State University (UDESC) and was trained in Brazil at PUC-Campinas where she graduated with honors back in 2010. Maria Farah Almeida Santos attended the Family Counseling Institute of São Paulo (ICF) where she became a family therapist and also received her master’s degree from USP in 2014.

Michael Berner

He is a psychotherapist that works with individual adults and couples as well, but he does it from English speaking countries through his company – Berner International – which provides professional translation services. Michael Berner was born in Virginia, USA where he studied psychology at George Mason University and has experience working for international companies over the years. He speaks fluent English and Spanish and even knows some Portuguese!

Renata Abreu

A psychotherapist focused on treating individuals who struggle with addiction problems such as alcoholism. Renata Abreu has experience using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which is a type of psychotherapy where the therapist works with his or her patient to change their behaviors and thoughts in order to improve their emotional well-being. There are also other types of therapies she uses, such as rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT).

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Common types of therapies in Brasília

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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

FAQ's

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

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

Listing on MantraCare is Free for therapists from Brasília or any part of the world. Therapists or Psychologists just need to submit their details with certificate via the Add listing button.

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Brasília Counselor or Therapists Directory

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