The Buda Health Center is one of the leading private institutions of Budapest offering its patients personalized comprehensive health care.


Perczel-Forintos, Dóra, MD


Cognitive behaviour therapist, mindfulness tutor, mainly treats patients with anxiety diseases, depression, somatisation and headache.

Medical specialism

  • Anxiety diseases
  • Trauma processing and post-traumatic states
  • Depression and self-evaluation problems
  • Psychosomatic diseases
  • Diseases related to stress
  • Lifestyle problems, self-knowledge questions

Professional experience

  • 1984 – 2001: Department of Psychiatry, Semmelweis University
    • Psychologist
    • Academic assistant
    • 1994 – 2001: Clinical psychologist
    • 1994 – 2001: Academic adjunct
  • 1998 – 2001: Psychology Counselling Center, Central European University
    • Counselling psychologist
  • 2001 – : Department of Psychology, Semmelweis University
    • Head of Clinical Psychology course
    • 2001 – 2016: Head of Department and Associate Professor
    • 2017 – : Head of Department and Professor
  • 2001 – 2007: National Center for Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Psychological director
  • 2015 – : Buda Health Center

Education and qualifications

  • 1983: relaxation mode course
  • 1984: psychology degree, Eötvös Loránd University
  • 1986: person-centred psychotherapy course
  • 1990 – 1992: behavioural therapy and hypnosis, Harvard Medical School
  • 1994: qualifying exam in clinical psychology
  • 1994: MA dissertation
  • 1997: psychological sciences candidate
  • 1995 – 1998: cognitive psychotherapy course, Cognitive Therapy Centre, Oxford University
  • 2000: qualifying exam in psychotherapy
  • 2001: cognitive behaviour therapeutic
  • 2004: European accreditation psychotherapeutic

Language skills

  • English advanced level

Scientific activity

  • Naturalised and dispersed cognitive psychotherapy
  • Invented new methods in the area of psychotherapy for Hungarian patient care: assertive training, social competence development training, weight reduction behaviour therapy groups, problem solving training, mindfulness training and cognitive therapy based on conscious presence
  • Author of books: „Kognitív viselkedésterápia, Higgyük a szemünknek, Kérdőívek, Becslőskálák a klinikai pszichológiában”
  • In 2014 she began to naturalise the „Tudatos jelenlét alapú kognitív terápia (MBCT)” course and the serious recurrent depression MBCT treatment based on the Oxford University Cognitive Therapy Centre and Department of Psychology

Should You like to make an appointment with our collegue for private consultation, please dial the number +36-1-489-5200, where our dispatchers will answer your call between 8am and 8pm every weekday!

Patient safety protocol

We consider the safety of our patients and our professionals to be of the utmost importance, therefore, in accordance with the current regulations in force, we implement several protective measures against COVID-19 in our Institute, which you can read about in detail HERE. A negative PCR test is required for oral and other body cavity examinations or interventions if the patient had a positive PCR test in the last 3 weeks prior to the test.

The high level of interest in coronavirus testing has proportionally increased the workload of our telephone customer service. In order to improve our service, we provide a dedicated telephone line for corona virus test appointments: +36 1 999-1727
At the above telephone number - on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. - our colleagues only book appointments for coronavirus testing.

To download the on-site pre-screening questionnaire, please click HERE!

In order to provide mandatory information to the National eHealth Infrastructure (EESZT) in accordance with legal regulations, the basic condition for starting care for all Hungarian citizens is to provide the number of the social security identification card ("TAJ kártya") and to provide credible proof of your personal data. In the case of foreign nationals who do not have a TAJ, the number of the foreign travel document will be recorded.