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List of Pakistani therapists/psychologists – get in touch if you’d like to be added!

We will slowly be building a list of Pakistani therapists. Are you a Pakistani therapist? If so, would you like to be featured on this list? If yes, please let us know your contact details and how people can get in touch with you. While we don't know any of the people mentioned, Marham also offers a good database of all...

Featured Podcast: How to become a better person

self-help, peace, mindfulness, breathing
Just posting another podcast that I found quite useful. It comes from Coaching from Leaders, and you can subscribe to the podcast via any podcast app. However, to listen to it via the app you will have to create an account. The link is: https://coachingforleaders.com/podcast/376/ The reason I am posting this is that it really talks about how you can improve yourself. While the...

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology – as narrated by The Blindboy Podcast

A small post this one, but just heard a brilliant series of podcasts by The BlindBoy Podcast on Cognitive Psychology, so wanted to share them with you. Content warning: There may be triggers, there is definitely bad language. Also, as a generic note, the start of each episode starts off with some political stuff, but in a little while (around 20...

A Summary of Symptoms and Treatment Plans for Depersonalization Disorder

What Is Depersonalization? Depersonalization is the feeling of detachment from yourself, and most of us have felt it at one point or the other in our life -particularly after trauma. Depersonalization disorder forms a part of a wide group of 'Dissociative Disorders'. These are illnesses that seriously disrupt a person's memory, identity, reality, and consciousness. This has a negative effect on a...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Busting the Myths

What comes to your mind when you imagine a person with OCD? Probably obsessive hand-washing, walking while avoiding the cracks on the concrete, and counting….lots and lots of counting. While all of that does form a part of the disease, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has a much wider reach. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Personal Struggle Stepping into the world after being diagnosed with...

Cognitive Bias Mitigation: How to be Happy and Emotionally Healthy

You cannot see schizophrenia the way you would see an amputated limb. Neither can you gauge the severity of depression the way you can tell a scratch from a fracture. Part of why there is so much stigma around mental illnesses is because they do not exist in a concrete form. There have been many attempts by artists to capture...

Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide to Discovering, Healing, and Managing Everyday Stress

Why Talking about Anxiety Matters It has been reported that a staggering 92% of Pakistanis feel anxious and nervous about something or the other; a figure unmatched across the globe. According to the study, most of this anxiety comes from the deteriorating economic conditions of the country and its declining state of security. Whether it is issues related to unemployment, healthcare, threats...

It’s okay to be not okay

A hard one to compose for me, but I'll give it a go anyway. A simple message, for everyone. It's okay to be not okay. A lot of us suffer in silence. We are scared of judgement. We are scared of losing our jobs. Our friends. Families. Things we love. But it is okay. It is okay to be not okay. You may have a hidden...

Parents – can they do no wrong?

Sometimes, somebody just says it like it is. For most people, or I hope at least that it is for most people, your parents are everything and they are awesome and they are the most important people in your life. However, not everyone is so lucky. Some people sadly end up with abusive parents. While systems exist around the world to...

Helping strangers – but not your own

I have often wondered about the very nature of help and helping we do in our lives. I would like to think of myself as a helpful person. I created PakTherapy to further this cause and provide some help to people by shining light on a topic that is often shunned around the world. Even more so in places...