Mental health


Everyone encounters problems and tense and complicated situations in their lives. Sometimes these persist, causing mood disorders, sleep and eating disorders, and conflicts in relationships. Modern medicine tends to overly rely on medication for the treatment of such disorders. We recommend starting with therapy, which can be combined with medication if necessary. Often the problem is resolved without need for medication.

At Confido, we have a psychiatrist, a clinical psychologist, a neuropsychologist, a psychologist, psychotherapists, and addiction counselors to help anxiety and mood disorders, addiction disorders and eating disorders, panic attacks, and other mental health issues. Come see us, even if just to get a professional opinion and suggestions for the future.

Important to know

  • Many cognitive and behavioral disorders are accompanied with other health problems, including pain.
  • Your general practitioner may refer you to a clinical psychologist, in which case the cost of therapy is partially covered by Estonian public health insurance.
  • A refill prescription without a doctor’s consultation is subject to payment.

Consultation with a psychiatrist

A psychiatrist is a specialist who handles people’s mental health problems and focuses on diagnosing, assessing, treating, and preventing mental and behavioural disorders.

During the lifetime, anyone can experience mental health issues with various levels of severity and length. We recommend first turning to a psychiatrist who can identify the problem and then refer the patient to a psychologist if needed.

The psychiatrist’s main approach is a psychiatric interview, further testings are assigned if needed.

First consultation with a psychiatrist is 120 euros and lasts for 60 minutes. Subsequent consultation is 60 euros, it lasts for 30 minutes.

We suggest turning to a psychiatrist if you’ve experienced:

  • mood disorders
  • anxiety
  • memory problems
  • addiction problems
  • severe sleep problems
  • other symptoms related to mental health problems (delusions, issues with reality perception etc)
  • problems that are more severe and potentially need drug intervention
I use various scientifically based tests and methods to assess and understand patient’s psychological state.
  • Dr Mari-Liis LaanetuDr Mari-Liis Laanetu
  • Dr Mairi ZoppDr Mairi Zopp

Dr Mari-Liis Laanetu

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Dr Mairi Zopp

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Margus Laurik

Margus Laurik

Clinical psychologist
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Consultation with a clinical psychologist

A clinical psychologist mainly relies on the evidence-based principles and techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a cooperation-based and goal-oriented treatment method which helps alter patterns of thought, patterns of behavior and responses to stimuli to improve the patient’s emotional state. A clinical psychologist is qualified to work with patients suffering from mental illness as well.

Consultation with a clinical psychologist is indicated for people with depression, anxiety, phobias, panic disorders, sleep disorders, eating disorders, obsessions, low self-esteem or relationship problems, but also people with chronic pain. Cognitive-behavioral therapy has achieved good results mainly for these disorders.

Consultation with a clinical psychologist is covered by the Estonian public health insurance if you are referred by your GP. You only need to pay a deductible. The price of the first therapy session is 70 euros, with all subsequent sessions costing 60 euros. When referred by your GP, the deductible is 30 euros. The duration of each session is one hour.

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Life is becoming more and more hectic and the world more and more complicated. A lot of people find it hard to cope. Even the ones considered successful in society. An increasing number of people consider seeing a psychologist a normal part of their lives and feel free to talk about it.

Consultation with a neuropsychologist

A neuropsychologist specialises in understanding the relationship between the physical brain and behaviour, and also evaluates and diagnoses people with brain disorders. A neuropsychologist explores the effect brain injuries have on memory, speech, attention, spatial awareness and other functions affecting quality of life.

A neuropsychologist’s consultation includes a clinical interview that assesses main problems and coping difficulties and the need for neuropsychological assessment is determined. Psychological counselling helps to alleviate emotional stress, improve well-being and quality of life. The therapist also helps family and loved ones during the consultation (suitable environment and improved quality of life for the patient; advice on handling the patient’s behaviours and emotional problems).

If needed, the neuropsychologist can suggest neuropsychological or personality assessments. The test fees are added to the consultation and a new appointment is set for the tests. Read more about the tests »

The consultation fee is 100 euros, duration is up to 60 minutes.

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Heivi Varus

Heivi Varus

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Triinu Stanford

Triinu Stanford

Health psychologist
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Consultation with a health psychologist

A health psychologist focuses on a person’s psychological, emotional, and social well-being. In the world, it is also known as a medical psychologist as it mostly focuses on people with chronic conditions. Health psychologist offers scientific research-based advice, interventions, and support to accept the situation and reduce the negative impact that an illness could have on one’s quality of life.

Health psychologists can help children, adults, and elderly and also support the loved ones who might struggle with the illness in the family. Health psychologist often works with the patient’s GP, nurses, therapists, and loved ones to offer the best most personalised help and support. Consultation is 30€.

We suggest turning to a health psychologist if you or your loved ones are diagnosed with:

  • diabetes
  • cardiovascular disease
  • cancer
  • dementia
  • asthma
  • chronic pain

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I help to support the person’s overall well-being to accept the diagnosis and improve the quality of life, regardless of the treatment possibilities or options.

Mental State Examination for receiving a certification

Mental state examination is a psychiatrist’s assessment of a person’s mental state. Psychiatrist’s assessment is needed as there are a number of tasks where people cannot have a mental disorder as they might endager others’ life, well-being, or health. Pyschiatrist’s assessment is professional, objective, and based on scientific research methods.

Mental state examination includes an assessment of personality, cognitive abilities, and thinking patterns. After psychological testing, there will be an interview with a psychiatrist who then summarises the case. If no mental conditions are discovered, the patient will receive a certification.

Recommended for

  • When applying for a weapons permit
  • Presenting for the Defense Resources Agency
  • Adoption legal work
Price 70-120 €
Duration 30-60 minutes
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