Mental health

Therapies

Psychological counseling and therapy may be crucial for the treatment of anxiety, sleeplessness, depression, mood disorders, communication disorders, etc. Long-term anxiety, conflicts, and exhaustion alter the body’s hormonal balance. The same is true for conflict-prone and depressing relationships.

Psychosomatic disorders are often the reason people look for help. Mental health issues should not be tackled just with medication – it is also important to determine the hidden reasons and uncover resources to resolve the situation. In more difficult cases combined therapy is indicated – counselling or psychotherapy in combination with medication. The suitable method will be chosen by a specialist after assessing the problem and conducting tests.

Important to know

  • We offer individual, couples, and family therapy.
  • Duration of therapy and frequency of sessions depend on the problem and will be agreed on an individual basis.

Family therapy

Systematic family therapy is centred on the relationships and their quality of persons closest to one another. The aim of family therapy is to support understanding between people, emotional support and intimacy.

Often people need support, when coping with changes that occur during life (birth of a child, going to kindergarten/school, adolescence, independence of a young adult, divorce, loss of a family member, grief etc.). Such developmental crisis may cause problems, for example, anxiety and depression, overworking, stress, eating disorders, different addictions, domestic violence, problems related to sexuality, as well as psychic, behavioural and educational problems of children and youths.

Passing through these stages in life, creates a need for redistributing roles and duties, as well as changes in care and emotional intimacy. Children and youth are especially sensitive.

Family therapy treats a family as a system, where changes in one part cause changes throughout the system. A family therapist helps provoke change in the system to be cured. Changes may occur in the behaviour of family members, emotional or psychic conditions, relationships or the general functioning of the family.

Good to know

  • Family therapy takes place predominately in the form of conversation, in which all family members have the possibility to express themselves openly and make themselves heard.
  • The therapy often includes, for better results, all close ones of significance.
  • We recommend that children turn to family therapy first with their parents or that all other closest relatives turn together.
  • It is important to go through the entire therapy process, in order to achieve lasting change. The required number of sessions depends on the aims set and may vary from one time per week to one session per one to two months.

Price 90 €
Duration 90 minutes
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  • Triin-Ketlin SiskaTriin-Ketlin Siska
  • Karin LättKarin Lätt
  • Aivi ReimanAivi Reiman

Triin-Ketlin Siska

Psychologist, family therapist
Estonian, Russian, English
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Karin Lätt

Clinical psychologist, psychotherapist
(parental leave)
Estonian, English
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Aivi Reiman

Clinical psychologist, psychotherapist
Estonian, English
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  • Jane Rannamets-HeinsaluJane Rannamets-Heinsalu
  • Rein Heinsalu Rein Heinsalu
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Margus Laurik

Clinical psychologist, psychotherapist
Estonian, English
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Kai Rohulaid

Clinical psychologist, psychotherapist
Estonian, Russian, English

Jane Rannamets-Heinsalu

Psychotherapist
Estonian, English
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Rein Heinsalu

Psychotherapist
Estonian, English, Russian
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Rachel Owsley

Psychologist-therapist
English, French, German
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Triin-Keitlin Siska

Psychologist, family and couples therapist
Estonian, Russian, English
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Karin Lätt

Clinical psychologist, psychotherapist
(parental leave)
Estonian, English
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Therapy for anxiety and panic disorders

Anxiety disorders are some of the most widespread psychological conditions. Anxiety disorders (such as generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder) prevent people from working, studying, or communicating effectively, and interfere with stable intimate relationships. The quality of sleep suffers.

Today, there are psychotherapy methods for the treatment of all common anxiety disorders. One of these evidence-based methods is cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Who do we recommend therapy for, who is it effective for?

  • Excessive anxiety can take many forms and be caused by various factors, including incessant worry, obsessions, social situations, health concerns, and specific phobias.
  • Regardless of the reason, all anxiety disorders can be untangled and effectively treated.
  • It is perfectly normal to feel somewhat anxious in some situations, but if it seems like the intensity, duration, and frequency of occurrence is interfering with your quality of life, you should consult a specialist.

What should you know about therapy?

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy is focused on determining the factors which perpetuate anxiety, and teaching effective ways to cope with them.
  • Psychodynamic and dialectic therapies work on both the subconscious and the patient’s thought patterns.
  • Effective therapy is dependent on the cooperation of the therapist and the client, where the client is ready to pay attention, show effort, act on recommendations, and do his/her homework.
  • There may be setbacks in therapy, especially if the problems have been winding up and setting in for a long time. Therapy helps and teaches to cope with setbacks, in order to prevent loss of hope and motivation, and a return to old non-effective means of coping.
  • A therapy session usually lasts 60 minutes. For lasting results, usually 10-15 consecutive sessions are required.
  • Consultation with a clinical psychologist costs 80 euros. In the case of referral by a GP, the cost is 45 euros. A psychotherapy session costs 70 euros.

If what you feel cannot be explained by normal agitation, but resembles an anxiety disorder, you should definitely see a psychologist.

Couples therapy

Couples can provide each other with great happiness and satisfaction, but also anger, disappointment, and despair. The purpose of couples therapy is to find ways to resolve relationship issues or create preconditions for renewal of the relationship.

Our clinic employs a clinical psychologist and psychotherapists who practice both Imago couples therapy and emotionally focused therapy (EFT). In the case of persistent tensions, couples therapy also includes training for effective and safe communication.

We recommend couples therapy if

  • You perceive tensions in your relationship
  • You have frequent conflicts
  • There is jealousy and infidelity in your relationship
  • You disagree on the upbringing of your children
  • Your sex life is sporadic or unsatisfying
  • You fight over money
  • You are considering divorce

What should you know about couples therapy?

  • Couples therapy takes place on neutral ground and in a peaceful atmosphere, provided for the partners by the relationship therapist.
  • The couples therapist does not judge either party, but helps them uncover resources for resolving the situation.
  • Couples therapy includes behavioral training - how to behave in order to prevent conflicts.
  • Often, couples therapy sessions are planned in cycles.
Cost of therapy 90 €
Duration of the session 60 minutes
Effective couples therapy is dependent on both partners’ commitment to the relationship.
  • Triin-Ketlin SiskaTriin-Ketlin Siska
  • Jane Rannamets-HeinsaluJane Rannamets-Heinsalu
  • Rein Heinsalu Rein Heinsalu
  • Aivi Reiman Aivi Reiman

Triin-Ketlin Siska

Psychologist, family therapist
Estonian, Russian, English
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Jane Rannamets-Heinsalu

Psychotherapist
Estonian, English
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Rein Heinsalu

Psychotherapist
Estonian, English, Russian
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Aivi Reiman

Psychotherapist
Estonian, English
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Kristjan Puusild

Psychologist, analytical psychotherapist in training
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Piret Aunapuu

Analytical psychotherapist in training
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Analytical psychotherapy session

Analytical, also known as Jungian, psychotherapy is based on C.G. Jung’s approach to individual psyche and its evolution and change during lifetime. The main goal of therapy is to create a balanced relationship between conscious and unconscious sides. Jungian therapy supports finding the meaning of life and creating a balance with the outside world. The therapy helps to create a more conscious, mature, and complete personality.

The contact between a therapist and a client is very important in analytical psychotherapy and the sessions can be more intense than in counselling.

Each therapy session is like handiwork that focuses on client’s problems, childhood experiences, intimate relationships, ego, and the psyche archetypes.

Therapy lasts 50-60 minutes, weekly sessions are recommended. The price is 70 euros.

We recommend therapy if you experience:

  • Struggle in managing daily tasks
  • Stress, anxiety, tensions
  • Relationship problems
  • Standstill in the search for meaning of life
  • Physical traumas or traumatic events from the past
  • Any other mental or spiritual topic that needs a solution

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Individual coaching

Coaching is action-oriented collaboration that focuses on where you are now and how to get to your desidered goals, instead of focusing on past behaviours as psychotherapy does. Coaching is a route to an improvement through changing thinking patterns.

Coaching is a lot like physical exercise. If you wish to improve your physical skills, a coach helps you to develop a training schedule and then follows that keeping your goals in mind.

Coaching, also known as the route to an improvement through changing thinking patterns works quite similarly. A coach helps you to stay on your chosen route, collaborating through objectivity, honesty, structured behaviours, responsibility, open-minded thinking, and support. In return, your coach expects you to fully commit to your teamwork, to be open to new ideas and approaches, and to fulfill given promises. Coaching is 90€, and lasts for 60 minutes.

Coaching is a beneficial investment if you wish:

  • to understand your career and personal life choices
  • to set yourself measurable goals
  • to set a plan to achieve your set goals
  • to accept challenges

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“It’s not that I don’t know what to do, it’s that I don’t do what I know.” (T. Gallwey, “The Inner Game of Tennis”).
Tiina Keskküla

Tiina Keskküla

Coach (ACC)
Estonian, English, Finnish, Russian
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Jane Rannamets-Heinsalu

Psychoterapist
Estonian, English
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Rein Heinsalu

Psychotherapist
Estonian, English, Russian
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Triin-Ketlin Siska

Psychologist, family therapist
Estonian, Russian, English
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Psychotherapy sessions

Psychotherapists employ integrative psychotherapy methods (ACT, dialectic behavior therapy, hypnotherapy, etc.) to help people find ways to overcome stress, depression, anxiety disorders, addictions, relationship crises, and psychosomatic disorders, including sleep disorders.

Therapy helps patients learn to relax, concentrate, achieve self-control, and project it outwards. Based on the problem, the most suitable method is selected. There are specific methods for adolescents.

Psychotherapists help untangle knots in the psyche, by teaching patients to alter undesirable action patterns through breathing, mental and emotional exercises. Each one-hour therapy session costs 70 euros.

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Therapy can help you learn to relax, concentrate, achieve self-control, and project it outwards.

Individual art therapy

Creative arts therapy is a reasoned, target based and planned activity in psychotherapeutic treatment and rehabilitation, where in a clearly defined client-therapist relationship creative and art based methods and techniques are applied, approached from aims based on the client’s condition of health.

Creative arts therapy creates a possibility for two parallel channels of communication, which:

  • Allow for communication is situations where verbal communication is restricted, hindered, not desired or impossible
  • Creates an opportunity, in addition to a clinical interview, to receive additional information, which is used for diagnostic purposes
  • Creates an opportunity, through a creative process, to reach important resources and furthering solutions, which might not reveal themselves in verbal communication.

Visual arts therapy is a branch of creative arts therapy. It is a form of therapy, where together with the client, visual art means and techniques are used. The means use different colours, clay, photos, graphics, painting, making sculptures, photographing and filming. The aim of the therapy is to help the client improve coping with one’s life. The concrete aims depend on the individual needs of the client.

To whom do we recommend art therapy?

  • Suitable for different clients, from small children to senior citizens
  • We recommend it for children who have difficulties studying, emotional and/or behavioural problems
  • Suitable for youths and adults, who suffer from chronic stress and burn out
  • In case of mood disorders
  • Supporting coping with chronical illnesses
  • In case of adjustment difficulties and reduced self-evaluation
  • Creating awareness of emotions/thoughts, when coping with changes in life
  • We also recommend it in the case of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia

What is good to know about art therapy?

  • Creative arts therapy applies the tri-relationship principle: therapist-client-artistic creation
  • It does not assume experience dealing with art, drawing skills
  • Supports spontaneous self expression
  • The therapist does not diagnose the client based on the art work: art is the client’s creation and the therapist is a partner, who helps understand the client’s inner world
Price 50 €
Duration 60 minutes
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Grete Siimut

Grete Siimut

Art therapist
Estonian, English