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. A personalised treatment plan is created during a consultation. In some cases, psychotherapy might be enough but if needed, medications are combined with therapy. It is not enough just to take 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. We offer help to young people and adults, both for individual and couples therapy.

Important to know

  • Many physical problems and symptoms, such as pain, can have psychological causes.
  • 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 frequency of visits and the duration of treatment depends on the patient and illness, usually the patient needs to see the doctor more frequently in the beginning of treatment.

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

First consultation with a psychiatrist is 130 euros and lasts for 60 minutes. Subsequent consultation is 70 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.
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  • Dr Martin KivivareDr Martin Kivivare
  • Dr Mairi ZoppDr Mairi Zopp

Dr Mari-Liis Laanetu

Estonian, English, Russian
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Dr Martin Kivivare

Estonian, English, Finnish
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Dr Mairi Zopp

Estonian, Russian
Dr Imre Rammul

Dr Imre Rammul

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Psychiatrist-sexologist consultation

The psychiatrist-sexologist helps with psychiatric problems, which interfere with sexual life or the quality of a relationship. The psychiatrist-sexologist helps understand problems, find solutions that improve the quality of sex life and where needed will assign treatment or further therapy. The consultation can be made alone, as well as together with one’s partner.

When to consult?

  • Difficulty to get and/or hold an erection e.g. because of anxiety
  • Inability to start sexual intercourse due to stress or fear
  • Difficulty and/or inability to reach an orgasm
  • Sexual function problems related to alcohol consumption
  • Sexual phobias

The consultation fee is 130 euros, duration is 60 minutes.

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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 therapy session is 80 euros. When referred by your GP, the deductible is 45 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.
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  • Kai RohulaidKai Rohulaid
  • Karin Lätt Karin Lätt
  • Eerik Kesküla Eerik Kesküla

Margus Laurik

Clinical psychologist, psychotherapist
Estonian, English
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Kai Rohulaid

Clinical psychologist, psychotherapist
Estonian, Russian, English

Karin Lätt

Clinical psychologist, psychotherapist
(parental leave)
Estonian, English
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Eerik Kesküla

Clinical psychologist, Mental Health Centre Commercial Manager
Estonian, English
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Silja Tina

Silja Tina

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Consultation with a mental health nurse

A mental health nurse is a specialist with particular skills and knowledge who is competent, on the basis of a mental health disorder, to assess one's state of health and analyse health risks, advise a patient and their loved ones, and develop everyday means of coping.

A mental health nurse works closely with the treating doctor (incl. psychiatrists), psychologists and other specialists, where the most suitable and effective solution is found for a person's health problems by applying different knowledge.

We suggest turning to a mental health nurse for an initial consultation in order to specify one's state of health and receive suggestions for where to turn next.

A mental health nurse can:

  • Explain different kinds of therapy and make suggestions for further care
  • Give health advice to a patient and their loved ones on the basis of a mental disorder, explain techniques for self-help (i.e. relaxation techniques, lifestyle counseling, breathing exercises, etc.)
  • Counsel on everyday coping (i.e. in the case of dementia)
  • Give information about medications, instruct how to follow a course of treatment, monitor blood tests, assess the necessity of adjusting treatment

The consultation fee is 35 euros, duration is 30 minutes.

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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 and based on psychiatric interview and available health data. Additional tests will be administered if needed.

If no mental conditions are discovered, the patient will receive a certification. You are asked to cover the consultation fee even if you do not receive a certification.

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Price 70-130 €
Duration 30-60 minutes
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  • Eerik Kesküla Eerik Kesküla

Heivi Varus

Estonian, English
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Eerik Kesküla

Clinical psychologist, Mental Health Centre Commercial Manager
Estonian, English
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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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Consultation with the addiction counsellor

During the consultation the counsellor gives the client an overview of chemical addictions, explains in detail the nature of alcohol, drug and prescription drug addiction.

A thorough overview is given on the benefits and prerequisites of the 12-Step Addiction Recovery Programme. Read more »

The duration of the consultation is 60 minutes and it costs 40 euros.

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Kaja Heinsalu

Kaja Heinsalu

Addiction counsellor
Liina Selgis

Liina Selgis

Special education teacher-advisor

Special education teacher consultation

A special education teacher-advisor focuses on supporting and developing people with special needs. A special education teacher-advisor works with children and youth who require personal support in learning social skills, doing academic studies, as well as in communication. A special education teacher-advisor evaluates the client’s general cognitive capacity and development in different fields (perception, memory, attention and focussing, learning skills and thought processes). The special education teacher-advisor also evaluates the client’s social and communication skills.

There is reason to turn to a special education teacher-advisor, if one suspects that the child has fallen behind in age appropriate development, has difficulties in studying, social skills and communication.

The special education teacher-advisor also evaluates the client’s programme of studies, study methods, as well as the suitability of the study and living environment. The special education teacher-advisor, together with the child’s support network (e.g. parents), helps find ways how to more effectively cope with the child’s peculiarities and which facilities to use, if needed.

The duration of the consultation is up to 45 minutes and it costs 35 euros.

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