Also known as Psychotherapist ,ماہر نفسیات and Mahir-nafsiat
MSc (Psychology), ADCP
M.S. Clinical Psychology, MSc. Applied Psychology
I observed positive changes in my personality and got insight to manage personal complications. Ms. Shamsa is quite empathetic and my online therapy with her helped me to overcome depression. Highly recommend.
MS (Clinical Psychology), MSc. Applied Psychology
M.Phil (Psychology), Post Magistral Diploma in Clinical Psychology, M.Sc. (Psychology)
MashaAllah! I am Satisficed with Sidra session. She is highly professional . She gave me few test to practice. I will work on it.
Psychologists (ماہر نفسیات) are experts who study mind and behavior. They understand how the mental health determines the condition of a person and thus help to reset these problematic thought processes. Mental health specialists talk to their patients, carry out assessments and tests to diagnose the problem ailing their patients, and devise a treatment plan accordingly.
Psychologists work in several capacities. Alongside the confines of the clinics and hospitals, they are found in schools, industries, research centers, as the comprehension of human behavior is relevant to many industries.
Psychologists are very helpful for anyone who is suffering from a drained emotional health. Lack of emotional stability leads to problem with anger management (جذباتی عدم توازن) and mood problems. Mental health experts also help people with personality (شخصیت) issues.
Specialist psychologists also help couples get through rough patches in their married life, through marriage counselling. Certain people also have performance anxiety, that leads to sexual dysfunction, which too has a negative impact on their relationship. Psychologists can help people overcome their aversion and problems with sexual intercourse as well. Likewise, they also assist patients in getting over their addictions.
Many people who have suffered from loss, whether it be the loss of a loved one or a relationship like is the case with divorce or breakups, have a hard time reconciling with the reality. Heartache can then take a toll on their mental and physical health. Grief counseling (غم سے نجات) is an important tool for such people, as it enables them to come to terms with the loss and accept it.
Similarly, stress and anxiety (پریشانی و گبھراہٹ) have also become common. While it’s okay to be apprehensive before a big event like a presentation or exam etc., if the state of worry is perpetual, you need to visit a psychologist (سیکولوجسٹ) as it is not normal to be continuously stressed. It also has implications for your physical health as well; from heart disease to sexual dysfunction, chronic stress affects all facets of life.
People who suffer from depression (ڈپریشن), marked by perpetual sadness and hopelessness also need help from a mental health expert. They also treat mental problems like obsessive compulsive disorder (او سی ڈی), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) etc.
Psychologists (ماہر نفسیات) also help with self-improvement. They counsel people over how to overcome their fears and phobias, get rid of their addictions, and gain mental clarity. Psychologists are also an excellent resource for those looking for performance enhancement. Experts then train people who to improve themselves before a life changing event.
Psychologists are concerned with the mental wellbeing of their patients. They work to understand the contexts behind the problems their patients face and then provide them with a roadmap to recovery
Unlike psychiatrists, psychologists (نفسیاتی ماہر) cannot prescribe medication. They treat their patients using psycho –talk—therapy.
Mental health, in Pakistan, is a woefully neglected field. Not only are the treatment opportunities very limited, but there is lack of awareness about mental health in general as well. Many people do not realize that extent of their disease, but rather, take things in stride. Others go to faith healers and quacks rather than consulting a specialist doctor.
Moreover, the stigma attached with mental health is a big one. The people suffering from mental health issues are discriminated against, are name-called and made fun of and are even ostracized in extreme cases.
According to WHO, following are the common mental issues in cities with mental health facilities, including Video Consultation.
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Becoming a psychologist entails getting into an HEC recognized University that offers bachelor’s program psychology. It is also recommended to get a masters degree in the respective domain as well, in order to get a better grasp on the material.
After this, it is important to specialize and train in the field of your choice and many people opt for the field they studied in their post-grad. Once training is completed, a person is qualified to practice as a psychologist.
Psychology is a vast field, with several specializations. Some are:
Psychologists are also referred to as:
A psychologist (سیکولوجسٹ) equips their patients to overcome all kinds mental and emotional problems. These mental health experts use different forms of psychotherapy to treat their patients.
For example, for cognitive behavioral therapy, experts counsel their patients into changing the problematic thinking and behavioral patterns to produce healthier outlook. It is helpful for those suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD etc.
Another type is interpersonal therapy. In it, psychologists help their patients understand the underlying problem behind their mental issues. They counsel patients into how to have healthy emotions and better relate to those around them.
Moreover, they also perform psychodynamic therapy. This entails digging deeper into the childhood memories and the subconscious, as these are often the sources of problematic behaviors. Psychoanalysis is a more aggressive form of psychodynamic therapy.
They also do dialectical behavior therapy to help people moderate their emotions better. It is an important way through which psychologists (سیکولوجسٹ) deter dangerous tendencies like eating disorders and suicidal thoughts. People with borderline personality disorder also benefit from it.
Psychologists (ماہر نفسیات) also help patients who are more vulnerable to the ruthless world. Through supportive therapy, they encourage people to get over their complexes and grow into stronger individuals. Sometimes, they also perform animal assisted therapies, play therapy with children or creative arts therapy.