What is a psychiatrist and how is one different from a psychologist?

Being a psychiatrist means that I am a medical doctor. Psychiatrists prescribe, psychologists don’t. Right? Well, that is partly true. Psychiatrists don’t just prescribe though. Read more.

What mental health conditions may need psychiatric consultation?

Psychiatric conditions are generally related to issues related to thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. Some problematic thoughts, feelings, or behaviors can be classified into a particular diagnosis, such as: Read more.

If I don’t have a mental condition, can I come for consultation?

We don’t have to wait until we get sick to improve our health. If we can have a medical check up for our physical health, why not a mental health checkup? If we can improve our physical fitness, what about mental fitness? We can improve our psychological resilience to deal with challenges. This is called mental health promotion, more recently known as positive psychiatry.

To read more see:

Jeste DV, Palmer BW, Rettew DC, Boardman S. Positive psychiatry: its time has come. J Clin Psychiatry. 2015 Jun;76(6):675-83. doi: 10.4088/JCP.14nr09599.  

This field is relatively new. Ask your psychiatrist to see whether or not he/she can provide this for you and what approach he/she uses. 

Find a psychiatrist near you

To find a psychiatrist in Indonesia: CLICK HERE (You will be directed to the website of the Indonesian Psychiatric Association, with a clickable map of Indonesia).

For a list of psychiatrists in Jakarta: CLICK HERE

Practice info

For information on my practice, contact: 

Ciputra Medical Center

Ciputra World 1, Lotte Shopping Ave 5th fl

Jl. DR Satrio, Kasablanka, Jakarta

Reception hotline: +62 780 33212250 (whatsapp) or (021) 298 881 37 (call)

Tuesdays offline (please contact the hotline), Wednesdays and Fridays online (book online or contact the hotline)

Schedule Appointment

If the  schedule is full, you can contact the reception hotline to ask to be on the wait list. You can also check again online periodically just in case a new slot is available.

If you are unable to come for any reason, please cancel or reschedule your appointment as soon as possible, so that others who are waiting on the list may be able to come for the help they need.

Thank you for your kind consideration.