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We seek to establish a global diagnosis – clinical, neuropsychological, personological and electrophysiological – in all situations involving behavioural changes, whether in the area of psychology,  psychiatry and  neuropsychiatry or simply socio-familial and labour maladjustments.

We aim to establish a diagnosis and treatment and propose a personalized rehabilitation program in all situations that imply changes in behavior.

Thus, personalized and multidisciplinary treatment plans are promoted for situations such as Anxiety, Depression, Panic Attacks, Eating Disorders, Behavior Problems, Parenting, Grief, Marital Relationships, Problems at Work, Conflict Resolution among others.

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We also offer several assessment consultations:

  • Cognitive Assessment;
  • Psychopedagogical Evaluation
  • Assessment of specific learning needs (e.g. dyslexia and dyscalculia)
  • Vocational Guidance
  • Personality assessment
  • Psychopathological Evaluation
  • Neuropsychological Assessment

We base our work on values such as ethics, responsibility and scientific rigor. We apply only scientifically validated techniques and according to the profession’s code of conduct.

Do not hesitate to contact usif you have any questions or book your appointment in the form below. We are in Portimão, Praia da Rocha

The mind is a fire to be lit, not a vase to fill.


Laura Borges
Dr.ª Laura Borges
Dr. Sintia Duarte
Dr.ª Sintia Duarte
Dr. Mário Inácio
Dr. Mário Inácio
Hugo Figueiras
Dr. Hugo Figueiras
Dr.ª Margarida Ferreira
Pedro Botelho

Excelente atendimento tanto a nível do pessoal administrativo como médico. Atenciosos no trato, na rapidez e eficiência. A médica que me atendeu, Dr.ª Joyce Gomes, fez um trabalho impecável que me deixou muito satisfeito.

Artur Pacheco

Clinica bastante eficiente com atendimento excelente. Recomendo.

Charles Bonnet

Thank you Dra. Joyce, the work you did for me was amazing. Extremely satisfied with the service and wholeheartedly recommend DentalArt and Medical Clinic as I know anyone that needs dental work or medical treatment will be as completely satisfied as I was.

Bruno Vieira

Atendimento de excelência. Fui muito bem recebido, grande sentido de profissionalismo. Parabéns Dentalart?️

Murielle Delepaux Duflos

Fui por acaso a este consultório odontológico não muito longe de minha residência, fui muito bem recebido por uma jovem gentil e charmosa. O dentista é muito simpático, muito tranquilo, muito reconfortante. O atendimento odontológico foi excelente. Os preços são razoáveis. Eu recomendo altamente este consultório odontológico.

Natalie Johnsson

Dr. Joyce Gomes makes you feel safe and calm with her professional work. I can strongly recommend!


Fantastic treatment from a very calm and relaxed staff for the dental care! You feel comfortable when the staff is relaxed. First time without any pain.

Ricardo Sequeira

Atendimento excepcional, estou bastante satisfeito! Competência 5 estrelas.


Really good clinic! I am very satisfied with the service and the work that has been done. The doctor is very gentle while working with the teeth and considerate of the patient. I highly recommend.

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Psychiatry Psychology - What is the Difference?

Psychology and psychiatry are professions that involve psychological analysis and treatment of mental disorders. However, their objectives are distinct. The aim of psychology is to study human problems and human beings. The aim of psychiatry is the treatment of mental disorders.

What does a psychiatrist do?
A psychiatrist is a doctor who specialises in mental health. Due to their training, this professional has a vast knowledge of biology, neurochemistry and the causes that could alter the proper functioning of the brain. Therefore, this leads you to look for and distinguish physical causes for the symptoms presented.

For example, thyroid problems can lead to symptoms of depression and anxiety. Occasionally, a stroke can lead to changes in thinking and behaviour. Finally, some medications have side effects that can be confused with other mental health conditions. In this sense, the psychiatrist is able to distinguish these cases from other mental problems. Moreover, he can also use auxiliary diagnostic tests. In short, given his medical training, he will relate the symptoms to the different systems of the organism.

What does a psychologist do?
A psychologist is a mental health professional with a degree in psychology. He is not a doctor. Therefore, he or she cannot prescribe medication. On the other hand, while the doctor mainly studies the functioning of the body, the psychologist looks at how we interact with the environment and how it affects us and vice versa. Therefore, it will do so by identifying which factors contributed to the development of disorders and which factors contribute to maintaining suffering. Thus, through active listening he seeks to understand human behaviour, problems and complaints. Above all, you will listen with empathy and without judgement. However, your role is not only to listen and welcome suffering. From each case, unique and singular, a specific intervention plan is then developed. Thus, it will seek to understand the causes of suffering and share strategies to deal with it.

In short, assessment and intervention are carried out on the basis of instruments, procedures and techniques that have been subjected to scientific studies and are therefore scientifically validated.

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