When you think of therapy, the first thing that comes to mind might be a patient lying across a couch, spilling all of their deepest, darkest secrets to a person they barely know. In many cases, that is how it is. People who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, or any sort of mental issues, seek out therapy to get help from professionals. However, therapy is for everyone, and anyone could benefit from going to therapy!
Being human entails experiencing a vast range of emotions, as well as facing difficulties, some of which are tough to discuss even with those closest to you. But due to a lack of awareness, not to mention expensive rates, therapy isn’t exactly accessible to everyone. Today, we’ll be shedding light on some affordable therapy options that everyone should try out.
Cara Cara Mental Fitness
Cara Cara is a collective of therapists providing affordable mental health therapy for personal and professional development. They provide in-person and online therapy sessions starting from RM50. You have the option to choose between trainees, who are master degree interns under clinical supervision, and professionals, who are master degree holders in counselling or clinical psychology with over 800 hours of practical experience. Focusing on bringing affordability into the industry, they offer different packages for both individual therapy and couples therapy. In adition, they take the pressure off of choosing a therapist, since their website provides all the therapists’ profiles, so you can have a good idea of whether a therapist is a good fit for you.
Price: RM50 per session (Trainee counsellor)
Opening hours: Weekdays and weekends, 10:00am – 10:00pm
For appointments or inquiries, head on to email@example.com.
Aloe Mind is another mental health care option that you can get from the comfort of your own home. They offer a free mental health test on their website that will help you determine if you should seek help from a mental health professional. Just like the previous one, you can browse through the therapists’ profiles on their website before you book a session with any of them. If you’re a first-timer on their service, you can get a 20% discount when you book for a slot.
Price: RM50 – RM240 (Price varies between trainee, counsellor, and clinical psychologist)
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:30am – 6:00pm
For appointments or inquiries, head on to aloemind.com.
Mental Illness Awareness and Support Association (MIASA)
MIASA aims to promote awareness on the importance of mental health, while providing mental health assessments and consultation, and counselling services for anyone who’s struggling with mental health problems. They provide both online and in-person sessions starting from RM50 per session for their trainee counselors. This NGO also provides free counselling sessions to the B40 group.
Price: RM100 (Member), RM150 (Non-member)
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
To schedule an appointment or for inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humankind Community Counselling
Offering online and in-person counselling services, Humankind Community Counselling offers affordable counselling services for people of all financial situations. Their services start from RM50 per session (for intern counselors), but if you are unable to pay for the sessions, don’t hesitate to let them know since it is in their policy to not turn anyone away based on financial reasons. All counselling is by appointment, so make sure to book your spot beforehand.
Price: RM50 per session, RM200 for 5 sessions (Intern Counselor)
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 9:00am – 9:00pm.
To schedule an appointment, head onto humankind.my.
The Red Clinic
The Red Clinic provides a variety of health services that covers general health, mental health, dietary health, sexual health, and preventive health. Not only do they provide psychological assessment and diagnosis, and treatment, but you can also get prescription medication delivered to your doorstep. It’s a safe space for anyone to speak freely without feeling judged.
Price: RM175 per session
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 9:00pm, Saturday: 9:00am – 3:00pm
For more information, or to schedule an appointment, head onto theredclinic.com.
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