Latvian Doctors Association of Psychotherapists (LĀPA)

LĀPA is a social organization and Latvia's Doctor Association's collective member, which combines 77 psychotherapists and psychosomatic medical doctors and 28 promote members. The association is founded in 1991. Its mission is to maintain the highest quality standarts of doctors psychotherapists. It cares about the education and qualification of psychotherapists .LĀPA has state entrusted sertification function in the specialty of psychotherapy. LĀPA promotes knowledge in psychodynamic psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy.



  • To promote a contemporary, knowledge - based understanding of mental health
  • To inform about LĀPA activities, cooperation with related organizations
  • Keep the dialogue with all who have an interest or need - to provide information on different therapeutic methods, give the opportunity to  ask questions and receive answers, and help to choose own physicians.

"Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent."

Sigmund Freud

Methods of psychotherapy