Service

Working Hours

Monday to Friday
9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Costs

Minimum Cost
$ 130 pesos per session (individual)
$ 200 pesos per session (couple)

Psychiatric Appointment
$ 190 pesos per session

Clinic of the Institute of Psychotherapy

Our Mission

To offer psychotherapeutic assessment and treatment, especially to those with low economic resources, by providing state of the art professional care through psychoanalytic psychotherapists in training who are being supervised by experts. Our professional service adheres to high ethical standards in accord with the institutional principles of liberty and respect.

Facilities

Currently we have ten consulting rooms, two of which are fitted with one-way mirrors, three fully equipped classrooms, two administrative offices, a library, a multi-event hall and a multi-purpose room.

Adults and Couples Clinic

The outpatient clinic provides services to adults ages 18-80, with difficulties in different areas of their life that cause emotional distress or dissatisfaction. The issues we most frequently attend are personality disorders that are evidenced in the patient’s interaction with friends, at work, at school, with his or her family. Additional issues frequently seen are internal conflicts that inhibit people’s ability to be satisfied with themselves and their social environment. We also attend problems with depression and anxiety, low self-esteem, phobias, sexual disorders, unresolved grief, etc.

The clinic also helps married or romantic couples who present problems in the way they relate and whose interactions cause them dissatisfaction or unhappiness.

The way to initiate psychological treatment is by setting up an appointment by phone or by coming to the clinic. The patient will be provided an initial interview to assess if we are the appropriate resource. A second appointment will then be scheduled, wherein a capable therapist will perform an assessment, evaluating the patient’s situation and presenting complaint. They will then recommend an appropriate treatment for the particular case and assign a therapist who will be responsible for attending the patient.

Concentrado Clínico

Number of patients attended in 2014: 425

Number of patients attended in 2013: 358

Number of patients attended in 2012: 435
Number of sessions in 2012: 4,745

Number of patients attended in 2011: 517
Number of sessions in 2011: 4,987

Number of patients attended in 2010: 298
Number of sessions in 2010: 7,395

Data from January to June 2011: 173 pre-consultations, 60 patients initiated treatment. The average number of patients per month is 102. The origin of our patients is mostly from municipalities within Nuevo León: Apodaca, Garza García, Santa Catarina, Monterrey, and Guadalupe.

Center for the Child and its Family

The clinic provides service for children ages 1-17, who present problems like excessive crying, issues with the mother (caregiver)-baby dyad, apathy, tantrums, nightmares, theft, issues with authority at home or at school, fights with friends or peers, low academic performance, enuresis (wetting the bed), encopresis (defecating on oneself), bulimia (throwing up food), anorexia (refusing to eat), among many others.

To initiate psychological treatment, parents should call to schedule a meeting wherein one or both parents must attend in addition to the child in question. A specialized therapist will interview the caregiver that accompanies the child or adolescent first, and then later, within the same meeting, interview the child or adolescent with the end of recommending the most adequate treatment for the case.

In this clinic we provide the treatment most appropriate for the given case, such as those being implemented in universities like the College of London and the Menninger Clinic in Baylor. Like observing attachment relationships between the baby and its caregiver, classifying attachment, and implementing preventive treatments in the caregiver-baby dyad. Treatment is also offered for the families of the children and adolescents, based on mentalization to better their communication skills and improve coexistence between family members, amongst other things.

Clinical Diagnostic Instruments

This clinic provides service to adults, children and adolescents that require an evaluation using psychometrics or other diagnostic instruments, with the aim of helping the therapists in the process of accurately diagnosing the patient.

The problems most frequently assessed are those concerned in clarifying why the patient is presenting academic difficulties, in diagnosing some neuropsychological problem, in evaluating the patient’s ability to receive psychotherapeutic treatment, in finding the source of emotional difficulties, in doing a personality assessment in a holistic fashion, and other types of evaluation.

The way to initiate an evaluation is by calling or by coming to the clinic. An initial appointment will be scheduled, which the individual interested in being evaluated is required to attend as well as his or her parents if they are a child or an adolescent. A capable therapist will assess the patient and decide if further evaluation is necessary. If so, they will be assigned to a psychologist trained in assessment who will be responsible for providing the service.

Psychiatric Consultation

This clinic attends adults, children or adolescents who during the initial evaluation or during psychotherapeutic treatment present a symptom that requires a psychopharmacological intervention in the form of psychiatric medication.

The most frequently seen symptoms in this clinic are anxiety, depression, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress, and attentional deficits, among others.

The way to solicit service in this clinic is by calling or by coming to one of our two buildings, in which an initial meeting will be organized. The person interested in the evaluation is required to attend, as are one or both parents if they are a child or an adolescent. A capable therapist will evaluate the patient and inform them as to whether psychiatric treatment is necessary. The only requirement to be attended in this clinic is that the patient already be in psychotherapeutic treatment with a therapist of this Institution.

The experience provided by the Institution of Psychotherapy’s clinic helps make our training as psychoanalytical psychotherapists holistic and integrated. The diversity in the type of patients has helped broaden my understanding of the spectrum of problems that are present not just books, but in real life as well. Additionally, the satisfaction I get when I discharge a patient.
Lic. Vanessa Pérez M.