List of Mental Health Psychiatrists & Psychologists (Therapists) in Uganda

Supporting someone who has mental health challenges is far from easy. You may feel helpless, confused, and struggle to know what to do for the best. Every person has the right to quality mental health support where and when they need it.

A 2015 BBC report suggested that there are 30 psychiatrists working in Uganda. With a total population of more than 35 million people, that’s less than one per million. The World Health Organisation estimates that 90% of mentally ill people here never get treatment.

So we have managed to put together a list of mental health psychiatrists & psychologists (therapists) in Uganda with whom you can consult. The list is based on online breadcrumbs and research by Rita Auma, a mental health advocate and survivor of mental illness.

Their titles sound similar, and they’re both trained to diagnose and treat people with mental health conditions. Yet psychologists and psychiatrists aren’t the same. Psychiatrists have a medical degree along with advanced qualifications from residency and a speciality in psychiatry. They use talk therapy, medications, and other treatments to treat people with mental health conditions. Psychologists have an advanced degree, such as a PhD or PsyD. Most commonly, they use talk therapy to treat mental health conditions. They may also act as consultants along with other healthcare providers or study therapy for entire treatment programs.

Psychologists in Uganda

Eddie Tinka MugisaMulago+256774545663undisclosed
Dr Stephen F MylerKampala+256793528600undisclosed
Dr Femke Bannink MbazziNaguru+256772928011undisclosed
Sulfiati MagnusonKisementi+256770829395undisclosed
Pius Ramsay OjukaLira+256776968219undisclosed
Margaret DianaKampala+256782342920undisclosed
Aisha MusisiKampala+256758360740undisclosed
Betty (Safe Spaces)Ntinda+25678268223970,000 + (per session)
Janet (Safe Spaces)Ntinda+25678274052270,000 + (per session)
Martin Amanya (Safe Spaces)Kampala+25670343359670,000 + (per session)
Leona BuhenzireKampala+25679426226480,000 + (per session)
Wilson KazoobaKampala+25678151711180,000 + (per session)

Psychiatrists in Uganda

Dr. MwesigwaNakasero Hospital+25678227275760,000 + (per session)
Dr. BenedictButabika, Lubaga & Nsambya Hospital+256794173569undisclosed
Dr. ApioButabika Hospital, SAS+256773498236undisclosed

Do you happen to know of any mental health psychiatrists & psychologists (therapists) missing on this list, share with us in the comment section to update the list.

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