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Our 5 Favorite Psychologists in Bangkok

Our 5 Favorite Psychologists in Bangkok

Expertise

First, we considered each psychologist’s methods, credentials, and training. We also assessed their professionalism and bedside manner because this is important in getting patients to trust them.

Facilities

We also assessed them based on their location, and whether their office is comfortable and ideal for confidential sessions. Furthermore, we took note of their accessibility by checking their modes of therapy, and whether they also accept virtual consults.

Patient Feedback

Finally, we based these on the feedback we received from our surveys, and also reviews from third-party sources.

1. Dr. Simone Negrini – Mind Matters Psychologist & Counseling

Dr. Simone Negrini - Mind Matters Psychologist & Counseling Homepage

Services: Online Therapy, Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorders, Couples Therapy, Relationship Therapy

Website: https://psychologymindmatters.com/

Address: 399 Sukhumvit Rd, Khlong Toei, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Contact Details: +66 80 431 3285

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:30 am to 6:30 pm

Google Reviews Score4.9/5
Edarabia Score5/5
Total Reviews4.95/5
Score Consistency4/5

Expertise4.67/5
Psychotherapy Methods4/5
Credentials5/5
Professionalism5/5
Facilities5/5
Patient Feedback5/5

Pros

  • Therapy services in Italian and English
  • Great personality
  • Offers online therapy

Cons

  • He only uses CBT as the main method of therapy
  • Sole practitioner in the clinic
  • Closed on Sundays

Mind Matters is a practice run by Dr. Simone Negrini, an Italian-native therapist living in Bangkok. He started providing psychotherapy services in 2018.

Although Dr. Simone’s practice in Bangkok is quite new, he is currently rising in popularity as a compassionate therapist, especially for foreigners living there. Based on feedback from our surveys, he is attentive, empathetic, and knowledgeable.

Furthermore, many of his patients commented on how comfortable they felt during their sessions with him. We like that he is non-judgmental, making it easy for patients to open up about any issue.

Dr. Simone’s primary treatment method is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on talk therapy. While it is very effective for most patients in treating their mental health issues, a large part of it involves self-discipline on the patient’s side.

Additionally, CBT generally needs fewer sessions since it allows patients to quickly identify and cope with their unique challenges. We like this form of therapy because it means fewer sessions and more savings, given that the patient can commit to the discipline needed for it to work.

On the other hand, CBT is the only method used by Dr. Simone. Moreover, his clinic is self-run with no other therapists, making it difficult to book a session if there are a number of patients in need.

We think that this is a minor hurdle because Dr. Simone is a therapist worth waiting for. With his impeccable and kindly manner, which provides a calm and nurturing atmosphere, patients can easily reach their goals through his help.

2. Yee Pui Kuan, Jun – Counselling Thailand

Yee Pui Kuan, Jun - Counselling Thailand Homepage

Services: Individual Counseling, Couples Therapy, Thai and Western Relationship Counseling, Child, Teens, and Adolescents Counseling, LGBTQ, Art Therapy, Alcohol Counseling, Alcohol Rehab Alternative, Online Consultations, Group Therapy

Website: https://counsellingthailand.com/

Address: 571 RSU Tower, 10th Floor, Unit 4-5, Soi Sukhumvit 31, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Contact Details: +66910713531

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Google Reviews Score5/5
Edarabia Score5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency5/5
Expertise5/5
Psychotherapy Methods5/5
Credentials5/5
Professionalism5/5
Facilities5/5
Patient Feedback5/5

Pros

  • Free 15-minute initial video consultation
  • Offers a wide range of therapies
  • Has many psychologists and counselors
  • Online therapies are available
  • Offers targeted group programs and therapies
  • Cozy clinic
  • Reasonable rates
  • Offers counseling sessions in several languages: Thai, Mandarin, English, Tagalog, Malay, Indonesian, and Hindi

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays
  • Only established in 2018

Next on our list is Counselling Thailand. It is a practice established only in 2018 but has grown to be one of the most reputable counseling practices in the country.

We think that there are so many things to like about Counselling Thailand. First, they have a wide range of services suitable for people of all ages dealing with any mental health and behavioral issues.

Furthermore, we like that this practice has many forms of counseling available. They have alternative rehab programs and group programs for alcoholics, art therapy for kids and adolescents, and even hypnotherapy for all their patients.

Next, Counselling Thailand has many psychologists and counselors on board. One exemplary member of the team is Ms. Yee Pui Kuan, Jun, who is a counselor and psychotherapist with broad expertise in working with individuals, couples, tennis, and adolescents.

What we like about Ms. Jun is her experience working with many types of patients needing therapy in NGOs, private centers, and educational institutions for refugees. We noticed that her patients are comfortable with her and that she has built a trusting relationship with them.

Moreover, we appreciate that Ms. Jun is flexible and creative in creating a treatment plan for her patients, and provides therapy in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. She applies a wide variety of techniques such as CBT, ACT, Person-Centered, and mindfulness-based approaches.

3. Dr. Scott Berry – Scott Berry & Associates

Dr. Scott Berry - Scott Berry & Associates Homepage

Services: Coaching and Therapy for English-Speaking Expats, Online Therapy, Support Group

Website: https://www.scottberryassociates.com/

Address: 15th Floor, ITF Silom Palace, 160/259, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand

Contact Details: +6622345115

Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Google Reviews Score5/5
Edarabia Score5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency5/5
Expertise4.33/5
Psychotherapy Methods3/5
Credentials5/5
Professionalism5/5
Facilities5/5
Patient Feedback5/5

Pros

  • Open every day
  • Runs free emotional-support groups for English-speakers
  • Comfortable clinic with a good ambiance

Cons

  • Mainly offers services for English-speaking expats living in Bangkok and across Asia
  • Expensive rates

Dr. Scott Berry is a professionally-certified coach and counselor with qualifications in psychotherapy for the UK. Furthermore, he also has an MA and Ph.D. from Australia.

As a foreigner living in Bangkok for more than 15 years, Dr. Scott understands the challenges that expats face, and this is where his passion lies. To help out his fellow English-speaking expats living in Bangkok, he set up a practice to help those who feel alienated and lonely.

Additionally, we like that Scott Berry & Associates offers a free emotional support group for English-speaking expats, making it a great opportunity for them to connect. However, this is a closed group so a referral from one of their counselors through a free consultation is needed.

While their service feels quite limited due to their niche, Dr. Scott has an excellent reputation as a therapist in the expat community. The psychotherapy services he offers are well-acclaimed and appreciated by many of his patients.

Moreover, we noticed that he has many loyal patients who continuously relied on him for coaching and therapy in the past decade. We like his approach and his warm, friendly, and supportive attitude towards his patients.

If you are an English-speaking expat living in Bangkok or across Asia seeking therapy, Dr. Scott Berry might be for you. His insightful and professional approach is beneficial to his patients, whether online or in person.

4. Mr. Don Knox, MBACP – Bangkok Counselling Service, Ltd.

Mr. Don Knox, MBACP - Bangkok Counselling Service, Ltd. Homepage

Services: Counseling and Therapy for the following issues: Couples and Relationship Issues, Eating Concerns, Sex Therapy, Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Addiction, Grief and Trauma, Sexuality & Identity, Mood Concerns, Change and Adjustment, Perinatal-Infant Mental Health, Young People

Website: http://www.bangkokcounsellingservice.com/

Address: 92 Soi Sathon 9 Sathorn, Sathon Tai, Yan Nawa, Sathon, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

Contact Details: +6622861352

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Google Reviews Score5/5
WhatClinic Score5/5
Total Reviews5/5
Score Consistency5/5
Expertise5/5
Psychotherapy Methods5/5
Credentials5/5
Professionalism5/5
Facilities4/5
Patient Feedback5/5

Pros

  • BACP awardee
  • Expert in Gestalt and Client-Centered Therapy
  • Recipient of the 2021 WhatClinic Patient Service Award

Cons

  • Closed on weekends

At the helm of Bangkok Counselling Service, Ltd., is Mr. Don Knox who is a Humanistic Counsellor and Gestalt Psychotherapist. Notably, he is a registered senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Mr. Don Knox established Bangkok Counselling Service in 2008 when he noticed the lack of accessible therapeutic services in the country. 

We applaud his efforts in establishing his practice, which became the first counseling and psychotherapy practice in Thailand registered with the Ministry of Labour.

We like that Mr. Don has the expertise in working with a wide variety of problems like drug, alcohol, and sexual addictions. Additionally, he is an experienced couple’s therapist and has a strong background in youth work where he counseled adolescents and teens with complex issues.

Focusing on his modes of therapy, we are glad to see that Mr. Don developed his psychotherapy and counseling style from the Humanistic approach. Through Client-Centered and Gestalt Therapies, his clients become more self-aware and accepting of their issues.

Another thing we noticed is that the common feedback from his patients is that they felt supported by Mr. Don during their therapy with him. They felt safe enough to explore their current feelings and emotions in the secure environment in his practice.

5. The Oasis

Services: Therapy Services

Website: https://www.theoasiscare.com/

Address: 1408/41 Phahonyothin Road, Chom Phon, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

Contact Details: +66 65 635 1561 / info @theoasiscare.com

Operating Hours:

  • Monday – Friday 12:00 – 20:00
  • Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
Google Reviews ScoreN/A
Edarabia ScoreN/A
Total ReviewsN/A
Score ConsistencyN/A

Expertise5/5
Psychotherapy Methods5/5
Credentials5/5
Professionalism5/5
Facilities5/5
Patient Feedback4/5

Pros

  • Personalized and professional treatments
  • Inclusive and versatile packages offered
  • Well-integrated and researched services

Cons

  • Package rates unavailable online

The Oasis is a clinic that specializes in psychiatric care through various treatments, modalities, and counseling services to better help clients who are struggling with various mental issues such as depression and anxiety among others.

From yoga therapy to art therapy, we like that their range of treatments is diverse and unique to better customize each experience and provide a comfortable and safe space and approach for the client.

Furthermore, their treatments are also grounded on the 4 pillars of health and are backed up with well-researched resources and modalities to ensure that clients get the most efficient and best treatment for their condition and add credibility to the advice they give as well.

Note though that rates and packages of their services aren’t readily available on their website to clients may need to inquire with them for more information on this.

Overall, with their inclusive and customized treatment plans offered, professional and multidisciplinary team of experts, and empathetic approach to each one, we highly recommend that clients in the area check them out.

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