The Clinical Psychology service is a service established since 2016 at the Clínica Médico-Dental da Prelada, in Porto, which offers a highly specialized alternative so that it can meet the needs it currently goes through.

Focuses on professionalism and attention of its professionals with years of experience and intervention in various issues.

Talk to a psychologist

The project "Talk to a Psychologist" is one of the services we have available for you, which consists of an initial Psychology consultation, free of charge, to take place on Thursdays at a pre-established time. For more information, please feel free to contact us.

Dr. João Fernando Martins

Coordinator of the Psychology Service of the Prelada Medical-Dental Clinic

Clinical Psychologist, Effective Member of the Portuguese Psychologists Association. Master in Forensic Medicine. He coordinated the service of several Psychology offices, working in many of them as a multidisciplinary team. It has 8 years of experience in monitoring young people and adults, focusing its intervention in the cases of Grief and Anxiety Disorders.


Frequently asked questions

The specialty of Clinical Psychology, in addition to diagnosing and intervening in mental illnesses, is also useful in other situations, it being important to look for a Professional also, for example, in pressing emotional issues such as separations or even simple parental counseling in times of difficulty that parents may be going through in the development of their children.

Although in many cases a mental illness is not installed, the search for a Psychologist can have a beneficial effect in less good times that we all go through along the way life situations such as grief, stress, and anxiety, learning difficulties, more aggressiveness towards peers, among others.

– Adult Consultation
– Anxiety
– Depression
– Panic Attacks
– Psychological Assessment
– School and Vocational Guidance
– Aggressiveness
– Grief and Loss
– Divorces and Separations
– Psychological Support in Chronic Illnesses
– Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Psychotherapy can be part of the therapeutic plan in different situations, it is as important as any medical checkup and can contribute to an effective improvement in your quality of life and well-being.

It is essentially based on a dialogue guided by a psychologist, establishing a relationship of trust between the patient and the therapist. By allowing the patient to feel in a supportive and non-judgmental environment, the psychologist helps them to identify and change patterns of thinking and behavior that may be preventing them from feeling their best.

With these tools, the patient will be able to better deal with challenges that may arise in the future, even if he is no longer undergoing psychotherapy.

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