Mental health providers in Bangkok


Taking steps to maintain and improve your mental health is the same thing as starting a new workout regime for your physical health. 

Both of these provide strength, happiness and other lasting long-term effects that can really enhance your quality of life. 

If this sounds like something you’d like to do and are looking for some support, here’s a guide to English-speaking mental health providers in Thailand.

Read on to find out which hospitals provide psychiatric clinics, convenient counselling centres as well as options for online providers.

Other handy guides to check out:


English-speaking psychiatry providers in Bangkok


The most common portrayal of mental health care in pop-culture is psychiatry: a patient discusses what they’re going through with a professional and often, ends up with a prescription for their symptoms.

If this sounds like what you’re looking for, then here are some hospitals in Bangkok that provide psychiatric services in English.


1. Manarom Hospital


First on the list is a large-scale medical facility completely dedicated to mental healthcare: Manarom Hospital.

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This English-speaking hospital offers a wide-range of behavioural and mental health services such as: Addiction Recovery, Special Education, Music Therapy, Psychiatry for all-ages. 

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Furthermore, they also offer corporate services and have an in-patient ward. Visitors can pick from a shared Twin Room, or opt for one of the Private Room options: Private, Deluxe and Deluxe Private Garden.

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Those participating in the in-patient programme can also enjoy the hospital’s common garden.

If you’re interested in Manarom Hospital’s services but not so much its location, then perhaps you can explore the next option we’ll be introducing as an alternative treatment centre. 

Manarom Hospital
Opening Hours: 8AM-6PM, Daily
Address: 9 Soi Sukhumvit 70/3, Bang Na, Bangkok 10260
Telephone: +66 2 725 9595
Nearest Train Station: BTS Bearing/BTS Bang Na
Manarom Hospital website | Google Maps


2. Bangkok Hospital – Mental Health Rehabilitation and Recovery Centre


Bangkok Hospital’s Mental Health Rehabilitation and Recovery Centre is another full-scale mental health facility. 

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Image credit: Bangkok Hospital

Here, patients can find psychiatric, psychological and occupational therapy services. The Centre also comprises a Wellbeing Clinic, where patients can improve their communication, stress management and nutrition. As for addiction habits, they’ll have to  

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Bangkok Hospital

As for the in-patient programme, it includes group therapy, cooking therapy, yoga and of course, individual psychotherapy. 

Now that we’ve covered two all-inclusive mental health centres, read on to the next point for a smaller mental health ward in a hospital that we’re certain you’ve heard of and probably been to.

Bangkok Hospital – Mental Health Rehabilitation and Recovery Centre
Opening Hours: 7AM-8PM, Daily
Address: 5th Floor, Building C, 2 Soi Phetchaburi 47 Yaek 10, Bang Kapi, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310
Telephone: +66 2 310 3027
Nearest Train Station: MRT Khlong Tan 
Bangkok Hospital website | Google Maps


3. Bumrungrad Hospital – The Behavioural Health Centre


Unsurprisingly, Bumrungrad Hospital, which is one of the most popular hospitals among expats, also has a mental health section.

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The hospital’s Behavioural Health Centre offers psychotherapy, psychiatry, cognitive behavioural therapy as well as general counselling.

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Specialists at the Behavioural Health Centre can help patients with insomnia, stress, addiction, phobias as well as family-related issues.

Bumrungrad Hospital – The Behavioural Health Centre
Opening Hours: 7AM-8PM, Daily
Address: 3rd Floor, Building B, South Wing Main Lobby, 33 Soi Sukhumvit 3, Khlong Toei Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110
Bumrungrad Hospital website | Google Maps


Counselling Centres


If you’re looking to take charge of your mental health, but aren’t necessarily looking to partake in the more medical aspects of it, then maybe a counselling centre will be more up your alley. 

Here, patients can focus more on unpacking their issues with trained counsellors to help improve their mental health without the aid of medication.

For those who feel counselling is more their speed or are seeking a smaller-scale operation, then we’d recommend heading over to one of Bangkok’s counselling centres.


1. Psychological Services International


Psychological Services International (PSI) is a counselling centre in Phrom Phong that offers services in English, French and Thai.

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Here, visitors can seek counselling and psychotherapy for a whole host of concerns: mood disorders, trauma recovery, anger management, career planning, LGBT issues, substance abuse and burnout. 

It should also be noted that a majority of the staff at this centre are expats, themselves, so there’s no need to worry about relatability.

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If time is a hinderance in making a counselling appointment, PSI also offers online sessions so you won’t have to worry about making the trip over. 

Psychological Services International (PSI)
Opening Hours: 8AM-9PM, Daily
Address: Sukhumvit 43, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110
Psychological Services International website | Google Maps


Online services


If you read the previous sentence and were intrigued by the fact that you can improve your mental health online, then read on for some platforms that can match you with professionals and give you all the help you need – without needing to leave your house.


1. SafeSpace


Safe Space is a mental health provider that allows users to set up online appointments for services like individual counselling as well as couple’s and family therapy.

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Screenshot: Safe Space

The online service also offers flexible pricing options starting at ฿750 (~USD23) for a session with a counsellor-in-training and anywhere between ฿2,000 (~USD61) ฿5,000 (~USD150) for individual therapy sessions with therapists.  


2. Expat Counselling and Coaching Services


For those who are looking for an online mental health provider that can offer an expatriate perspective, we’d suggest Expat Counselling and Coaching Services

Here, visitors can seek individual counselling, psychotherapy as well as couple’s counselling.

The sessions can be conducted via Skype, Facetime or Zoom, at your convenience.


Wellness retreats


If minimal contact mental health treatment sounds like the exact opposite of what you’re looking for, then we’d recommend treating yourself to a wellness retreat.


The Life Change People


The Life Change People, a counselling and psychotherapy provider based in the United Kingdom conducts retreats for both individuals and couples in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Image credit: The Life Change People

Participants can choose between a 10 or 16-hour retreat programme that includes personalised Goal Setting, Life Coaching, Therapy, a customised Action Plan as well as Follow Up Support. 

During their time at the retreat, participants can also enjoy spa treatments, cooking classes, forest tours and up to 50 other activities. 

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Image credit: The Life Change People

The Life Change People are also able to help tailor the programme to fit your budget. Though, as a general idea, a week-long stay in a Chiang Mai boutique hotel, airport transfer, meals and the 16 Hour Counselling Retreat Programme would start at ฿69,000 (~USD2,090).


Crisis Hotline


In the event that you’re experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate assistance, Samaritans Thailand has a hotline that you can call any time between 12PM-10PM. 

English-speaking hotline: +66 2 713 6791

This line also offers a call-back service within 24 hours

Thai-speaking hotline: +66 2 713 6793


Mental health is wealth


With the current situation, there seems to have been an increased awareness of mental health and the effects of drastic circumstantial change on our psyche. 

While there doesn’t necessarily need to be a reason or ‘trigger’ to seek counselling or therapy, we can certainly appreciate the de-stigmatisation of mental health issues and the broad availability of treatment options.

We hope that this guide can help you in your mental health journey and are excited to hear about your experiences in the comments section. 


Cover images adapted from (Clockwise from Top Left): Manarom Hospital, The Smart Local (Image used for illustration purposes only), Tirachardz via Freepik (Image used for illustration purposes only), The Smart Local (Image used for illustration purposes only)

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