We provide counseling for family, adolescents and children: Monday through Sunday
9.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Per counseling session fee is: Rs.1200/=
Please call 0112 504 431, 011 72 72 555, 011 44 22 077 to make an appointment.
Psychiatrist clinics - by consultant Psychiatrist.
Per Session fee Rs.1500/= for appointment
Every Thursday: 4.30 pm - Dr. D.P.D Wijesinghe
Every Fortnight Saturday - 2.00 pm – Dr Pushpakumara Kandopola Arachchige
1. Social Anxiety Social Phobia
Damrivi conducts group counseling therapy for clients suffering from social phobia,
The therapy is conducted once a week on Sunday at the Damrivi Centre.
Duration: 8 weeks
The clients are those referred for therapy by Damrivi counselors and doctors.
The therapy includes exercises to improve relaxation, motivation, concentration, and provides challenges.
Though initially the clients were brought by their parents or other family member or friend with difficulty, with time, due to the mental solace they experienced through the therapy they end up participating voluntarily. Some have begun to enjoy the group sessions so much that they continue to be present even after their recovery. The presence of clients who have fully recovered is a major motivating factor to new clients who are trudging along for the first few sessions.
The success of this group therapy is evident considering the fact that some clients have continued to attend the sessions. Once a week for two months Some who have been suffering from social phobia for years being unable to travel in public transport or go for employment or being restricted to the bedroom etc. have been able to recover completely. Those who have been completely cured have gained so much confidence in that some of them have appeared on the live TV counseling programme “Sith Gimanhala” on Derana TV encouraging others suffering with social phobias silently to seek help.
This therapy is provided by Damrivi at Rs.4000.00 per person
2. Children group Counseling Programme once a week Saturdays
In this group children programme we help them to develop life skills using western psychological intervention and insights from Buddhist Jataka Stories. At the end of the programme children do activities and organize exhibitions making use of the talents they have gained in this group counseling programme.
Duration: 8 weeks
This programme is provided by Damrivi at Rs. 2500.00 per Child
We conduct community based Psychological Interventions at the temples and schools supporting the participants to develop a healthy mind for a happy life.
This is a voluntary service by Damrivi
1. Cancer patients and their families
Damrivi has developed a unique counseling module to counsel cancer patients, integrating Western Counselling theories and therapies and Buddhist Insights and therapies. The module was developed having tested and fine tuned it for some period with the in-house patients of the Cancer Hospital, Maharagama.
Currently group counseling is carried out by Damrivi on a weekly basis on Sunday evenings at the Cancer Hospital of Maharagama. Damrivi has also published a booklet Counseling Cancer Patients - A Buddhist Way in Sinhala and English to share its first hand experience in counseling terminally ill patients.
The book is available for sale at Damrivi for a fee of Rs. 150.00
2.Other terminal illnesses
Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Damrivi Foundation has opened a counseling center in Padaviya base hospital to counsel CDK patients in the region. A trained counselor provides counseling once a week not only to the patient but also to his/her family.
This is a voluntary service by Damrivi.
We have designed a programme for stress management and improvement of productivity for corporate employees.
Please inquire from Damrivi office for details and on how to get this service for your establishment.
Currently we conduct a counseling programmes at the following homes for children:
SOS Village – Piliyandala
Rainbows Center – Benthota
Damrivi Counseling Association (DCA) comprises the Diploma holders of the Psychological counseling with Buddhist insights course conducted by Damrivi foundation
President of the Association: Dr. Pushpakuma Kandapola Arachchige
Vice President – Mr. Suranga Amarakoon: Head of Counseling Division of Damrivi Foundation
DCA organizes such Activates as community based counseling camps, counseling-related seminars and fund-raising programmes.
It publishes a newsletter in twice a year.
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