Dr. Ilze Maksima


Dr. Ilze Maksima

Narcologist, CBT specialist

A narcologist or addiction specialist is a doctor who helps a person to identify and discover the nature of unwanted habits, as well as helps to look for opportunities for a new way of life. Addiction is a biopsychosocial disease, so the approach to this problem is complex and multidisciplinary. The main thing is to start solving this problem and come to a conversation with a narcologist.

If you have any health problems with addictive substances and processes (alcohol, nicotine / tobacco, narcotic / psychotropic substances, gambling), then you are welcome – I will help. We will find a solution together during the conversation. Relatives, friends and colleagues of addicted people who cannot find a way out of the current situation may also come to the consultation.

For the treatment of addiction diseases I use methods recognized in Latvia and in the world, I apply the necessary pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, I consult co-addicts.

I am also a psychotherapist in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or cognitive and behavioral therapy. I also advise people with eating disorders, panic disorders and the loss of close people. Working with both adults and young people with anxiety, depressive symptoms and obsessive-compulsive behavior.


Narcologist's certificate from 2004

RSU Faculty of Continuing Education, residency in narcology, 1999 – 2004

LMA (currently RSU) Faculty of Medicine, doctor's degree, 1993 – 1999

Regularly participates in and updates knowledge in local and international congresses and conferences in narcology, psychiatry and psychotherapy.

Professional experience

CBT therapist, since 2020

SIA “Salaspils health center” doctor-narcologist, 2011 – present

SIA “Salaspils health center” chief physician, 2019 – 2020

VSIA "Riga Psychiatry and Narcology Center" (RPNC) Narcological Assistance Service Outpatient Advisory Department Long-term pharmacotherapy program narcologist, 2010 – 2020

Latvian Association of Narcologists – Member of the Board, Member of the Certification Commission, 2010 – present

Member of the Latvian Medical Association, since 2007

Member of the Latvian Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association, since 2020

Public Health Agency (SVA) - Senior Analyst in Tobacco and Alcohol, Center for the Epidemiological Surveillance of Addiction Diseases, 2007 – 2009

State Agency of Narcology, Outpatient Department Narcologist, 2004 – 2007

State Agency of Narcology, Analyst of the Organizational-Methodological Department, 2004 – 2007


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Psychotherapist for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, International CBT Institute (Prague) and Latvian Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association (Riga) – in training. Skills are acquired from 2016 to 2020.

  • Implementation of the training program "Consultative telephone issues for smoking" for consultants.
  • Implementation of the non-formal education program “Identification of alcohol, nicotine, process addiction problems and provision of short interventions in primary health care” - lectures and trainings.
  • Lectures at companies and public health measures – Cemex, Swedbank, etc.

The newly acquired knowledge and skills allow to help people with eating disorders, panic disorders, close people in case of loss.

Consulting adults and young people with anxiety, depressive symptoms, obsessive-compulsive behavior.

Language skills

Latvian, Russian and partly English

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