Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Psychotherapy is also called talk therapy, so taking this into account, psychodynamic sessions involve open-ended discussions where you can explore thoughts, feelings and memories. The therapist actively listens, offering interpretations and insights to help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your challenges.

Psychodynamic therapy is an in-depth, insight-oriented approach that explores unconscious thoughts and past experiences to understand current patterns and emotional struggles. Drawing from the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Gustav Jung, psychodynamic approaches focus on unconscious psychological processes. Unlike more directive approaches, psychodynamic therapy emphasizes self-reflection and awareness of underlying dynamics.
Absolutely. Psychodynamic therapy is versatile and effective for various concerns, including anxiety disorders (social anxiety, panic disorder, etc.), major depressive disorder (MDD), maladaptive ways of dealing with stress, and relationship difficulties. By exploring unconscious processes, it provides a comprehensive understanding of the factors influencing your emotional well-being.

Yes, certainly. Since the main element of psychodynamic therapy is to explore the depths of the soul and get to know the underlying dynamics, this certainly leads to a better understanding and even improvement of the personality.

The duration varies based on individual needs. While some clients experience positive changes in a few sessions, deeper, lasting changes may take more time. The pace is collaborative, and progress is discussed regularly.
Yes, psychotherapy can be conducted effectively through online sessions. The therapeutic relationship remains central, and the online format offers convenience without compromising the depth of exploration.
This should always be decided in consultation with a specialist, as psychodiagnostics should precede the prescription of any psychiatric medication. I work with psychiatrist colleagues who are always available if the need for medication arises during a therapeutic process.
Confidentiality is a fundamental aspect of psychotherapy. Your privacy is prioritized, and discussions within sessions are treated with the utmost confidentiality and respect.
Scheduling an appointment is easy. You can contact us by calling or via Whatsapp at +971585669327 and requesting an appointment with me. I offer flexible appointment times to accommodate your schedule. I am here to support you on your journey to self-discovery and emotional well-being.
Sessions typically last 50 minutes, and you may arrange to see your therapist once or twice a week.

Yes, there are many qualified psychologists in Dubai. The city has a wide range of mental health professionals, including clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists and therapists who specialize in different areas such as cognitive behavioural therapy, child and adolescent psychology, family therapy and more. These professionals deal with a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, stress management and coping with life changes. Dubai’s multicultural environment also means that many psychologists offer their services in different languages and are attuned to the cultural sensitivities of a diverse clientele. It is advisable to seek and select a psychologist whose expertise and approach is tailored to your specific needs.

Couples therapy in Dubai usually costs between AED 900 and 1300 per session. However, the exact cost can depend on several factors. These factors include the therapist’s qualifications and experience, the location and reputation of the therapy center, the duration and frequency of therapy sessions, and any additional services or materials that may be offered during therapy. It is also important to know if the therapist or center offers special forms of therapy, which can affect the price. For the most accurate and up-to-date pricing information, it is best to contact the respective clinics or therapists directly.

Currently, clinics in Dubai operate under two different systems: direct billing and/or pay and claim. We operate the latter system, pay and claim, and our front office will help you with the forms to submit to your insurer.

In the UAE, coverage for therapy by insurance varies depending on the policy and the insurance company, with some plans offering full or partial coverage, while others may not cover therapy services at all. It’s essential to check your individual insurance policy for specific details on mental health coverage.

In Dubai, seeing a psychologist costs between 400 AED to 1200 AED per session. This price range is influenced by the psychologist’s qualifications and experience, with higher charges for more experienced professionals. The therapy type also affects the cost; specialized therapies like CBT or couples therapy may have different rates than general counseling. Additionally, the session length plays a role, with longer sessions costing more than the standard 50 to 60-minute sessions.

The cost of seeing a psychologist in the UAE typically ranges between 400 and 1200 AED per session. This variation is influenced by factors such as the emirate in which the service is provided, the psychologist’s qualifications and experience, the type of therapy offered, session length, and the location and reputation of the clinic or practice. Prices may also differ based on whether the psychologist specializes in certain areas, such as child psychology or cognitive behavioral therapy.

The cost of consulting a psychiatrist in Dubai usually ranges from AED 400 to AED 1500 per session. These price differences depend on factors such as the psychiatrist’s qualifications and experience, the type of consultation (initial or follow-up treatment), the duration of the session and the location and reputation of the clinic or hospital.

I am Zita Chriszto, a DHA licensed clinical psychologist based in Dubai. My professional approach is deeply rooted in providing compassionate, evidence-based care tailored to each individual’s needs.

Dubai Psychologist Zita Chriszto

If you have additional questions or would like to schedule your first therapy session, please reach out through the contact page. I look forward to assisting you on your path!

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