North Holland

A listing of therapists, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists in North Holland, Netherlands interested in providing culturally sensitive cross-cultural care for today’s international expat community.

Amstelveen

Kate Berger, MSc Child & Adolescent Psychologist
The Expat Kids Club
Location: Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Phone: +31614832702
Email: expatkidsclub@gmail.com
Website: www.expatkidsclub.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch, Spanish
Religious Affiliation: n/a
Clinical Specialties: Cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based cognitive-behavior therapies for anxiety, social difficulties, development delays, socio-emotional turmoil and all changes associated with transitional periods, including relocations and changes in family dynamics and structure.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Working and living in the Netherlands for over seven years has taught me a lot about the unique challenges expatriate children and third-culture-kids face.

Francesca Eleuteri, MSc Clinical Psychology and Promotion of Well-being, Health Care Psychologist & Researcher in Cognitive Neuropsychology – Functioning Psychology
Location: Amsterdam/Amstelveen, Almere, Arnhem, Den Haag, Enschede, & Nijmegen, Netherlands
Phone: +31(0)613932187
Email: f.eleuteri@functioningpsychology.nl
Website: www.functioningpsychology.nl
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: Italian, English
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome
Clinical Specialties: My approach is tailored for individual and highly up to date to the current research findings on clinical psychology and neuropsychology. I provide individual, couple and family therapy for expats adults, adolescents, children and older adults (65+). I provide cognitive and behavioral assessments (psychodiagnostic testing for developmental disorders, personality disorders, depression, dysexecutive syndrome) and therapies based on CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), CET (Cognitive Enhancement Therapy) and Mindfulness. I am member of the NIP (Dutch Institute of Psychology), NVN (Dutch Institute for Neuropsychology) and APA (American Psychological Association). I am currently involved in research on executive functioning, substance of abuse, attention and neural correlates of frontal brain activity.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have always lived between Italy and Netherlands since I am half Italian and half Dutch. Recently I moved to Amsterdam for living, thus I perfectly understand the challenges this lifestyle can bring to individuals and families.

Debby Poort, B.A. Psychology, Integrative Therapist
Location: Amstelveen/Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)6 42636882
Email: info@yellowwood.nl
Website: www.yellowwood.nl & www.expatcouples.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English & Dutch
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations welcome
Clinical Specialties: Individual therapy and couples counseling for expats
experiencing issues related to work/family, adjustment to life in the
Netherlands, depression/anxiety, and stress.  I am also a mindfulness
instructor and teach both group and individual courses.  Skype and evening
sessions available.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have lived in the Netherlands since 2000.
Prior to living here I lived and studied abroad in Australia and lived and
worked in Ireland. I also spent a summer working at an English language
summer camp in Turkey. I continue to travel extensively whenever
possible.

Robin Roberts, Psychotherapist, LCSW
Location: Amsterdam/Amstelveen and Den Haag, Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 6 28 96 66 51
Email: yourtherapistabroad@gmail.com
Website: www.yourtherapistabroad.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome
Clinical Specialties: I am a psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social worker. I work with children, individuals, families, couples, and groups. For the last twelve years, I have provided counselling and therapeutic services to various age groups suffering from depression, grief, anxiety, adjustment issues, expat therapy, addiction, social difficulties, sexual abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, self esteem, relationship difficulties, sexuality issues, anger management, care giver stress, and burn out. I use a variety of clinical approaches to include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems and Supportive Counselling. I am a part of ACCESS Counselling Services Network. The ACCESS Counselling Service Network (CSN) consists of licensed professionals with practices all over the Netherlands, to support the needs of the international community.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am an American expat and understand the challenges this lifestyle can bring to individuals. I have worked for many years with expats from all over the world addressing some of the complex issues that are unique to this group.

Julie Sharon-Wagschal, MA Clinical Counseling, ABvC
Location: Amsterdam/Amstelveen, the Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 6 4518 0342
Email: info@balanceyou.net
Website: www.balanceyou.net
Nationality: Dutch, American
Languages Spoken: Dutch, English
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome.
Clinical Specialties: I provide individual, couples, and family therapy and specialize in working with people transitioning into parenthood who face issues related to pregnancy, birth (trauma) or postpartum adjustment, couples who feel disconnected but want to make things work, and parents who feel overwhelmed by parenthood or who are seeking parenting support.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I work mostly with expats, have been an expat myself, and have been working cross-culturally for the past 10 years.

Amsterdam

Nancy van den Berg-Cook, Ph.D., Psy.D.
Location: Amsterdam & Zeist, Netherlands
Phone: 06 25 218 178
Email: bergcook@xs4all.nl
Website: www.jungpraktijkvandenberg-cook.nl
Nationality: USA and Netherlands
Languages Spoken: English (mother tongue), Dutch — fluent
Religious Affiliation: all
Clinical Specialties: 16 years experience cross cultural issues Dutch and other nationalities, Clinical psychologist, full knowledge of treatments burn-out, depression, grief, anxiety disorders, couple’s counseling. Earlier career PhD in physiology and nutrition, combine physical with psychological causes of emotional problems, multi-functional approach, including Jungian analysis and other spiritual-depth-psychology approaches.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Netherlands/English-speaking-nationalities, counseling for mixed nationalities couples. Mothering/fertility and other women’s issues

Kate Berger, MSc Child & Adolescent Psychologist
The Expat Kids Club
Location: Amsterdam, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Phone: +31614832702
Email: expatkidsclub@gmail.com
Website: www.expatkidsclub.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch, Spanish
Religious Affiliation: n/a
Clinical Specialties: Cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based cognitive-behavior therapies for anxiety, social difficulties, development delays, socio-emotional turmoil and all changes associated with transitional periods, including relocations and changes in family dynamics and structure.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Working and living in the Netherlands for over seven years has taught me a lot about the unique challenges expatriate children and third-culture-kids face.

Drs. Onno de Boer, BSc, MSc, CPsychol, AFBPsS
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone:
 0031626160808
Email: 
onnodeb@gmail.com
Website: 
www.expattherapy.nl
Nationality:
Dutch
Languages Spoken:
English, Dutch
Religious Affiliation:
none
Clinical Specialties:
I am a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and couple/family therapist with full professional and state registrations in both the Netherlands and England. Have 25 years experience in my field, of which I spent 13 years in the UK. Trained to professional level in a broad range of therapeutic models and experienced with the full range of issues which people may bring to therapy. I am also a teacher, trainer and supervisor of other psychologists and psychotherapists, and have published professionally on trauma and depression.
Cross-Cultural Experience:
Apart from my private practise I work in the Dutch national Centre for the treatment of psychological trauma. I’m comfortable working with people from all nationalities and ethnic backgrounds.

Mark Burdick PhD, Clinical and Educational Psychologist.
Former Chair of BBS for State of CA
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands & Los Angeles, CA, USA
Phone:+31 20 894 3303
Email: info@drburdick.nl
Website: www.drburdick.nl
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English, French, Spanish
Religious Affiliation: Jewish
Clinical Specialties: Educational placement and learning diagnostics; recovery from addiction
Cross-Cultural Experience: Multiple diverse populations over 30 years of experience with coursework / training. Particularly well versed in working with at-risk youth, and those requiring immediate placement help in a psychiatric hospital, residential or boarding school. Multiple partnering schools and facilities throughout the world; however many located of the therapeutic programs located in the US.

Koula Charalambous, M.Ed., Mental Health Counselor
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: 0031 (0)6 3907 4462
Email: koula.charalambous@gmail.com
Website: www.amsterdamcounseling.com
Nationality: British and Cypriot
Languages Spoken: English and Greek
Religious Affiliation: all religious affiliations are welcome
Clinical Specialties: I work with individuals and couples exploring issues such as depression, anxiety, loneliness, isolation, self-esteem, stress, relationship issues, loss and grief, personal growth etc. I  also have experience with people who have been diagnosed  with cancer, working with them through their diagnosis, treatment, as well as helping them find the emotional support they need. I have also worked with adolescents and young adults exploring career paths and how to succeed in university (study skills, time management etc.). My approach to therapy is eclectic, as each individual is unique, and I try and understand somebody’s wants and needs and work towards them in an empathetic and safe environment. I believe in empowering people by helping them recognize and utilize their personal strengths and understand their limitations and grow into happy, healthy individuals.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Having worked and lived in the UK, Cyprus, USA and currently the Netherlands, I am an expat myself and are very aware of the intricacies involved in moving to a new country, both, on a personal and professional level.

Massimo Cimarelli,  Cognitive and Mindfulness Therapist, Certified Life Coach and Counsellor, Peak Performance Trainer  – Functioning Coach
Location: Amsterdam, Almere, Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Phone: +31(0)613932162
Email: m.cimarelli@functioningcoach.nl
Website: www.functioningcoach.nl
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: Italian, English
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome
Clinical Specialties: My approach is based on Cognitive Therapy and Behavioral Restructuring, Mindfulness, Career and Life Coaching. The aim of my goal oriented therapy is finding balance between cognitive and physical aspects, focusing on stress management, decreasing anxiety and burnout prevention. To maintain and improve peak performance living life fully, I provide individual, couple and group therapy and coaching sessions for stress management, burn out, expat cultural shock, intercultural issues, parenthood, teenagers development issues, anger management, anxiety management, career development.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have been living in the Netherlands since several years and I perfectly understand the challenges of the adjustment to a new culture and the cultural shock issue. My academic background and my professional experience allowed me to get a deep knowledge of different cultures and adaptation problems.

Robert K. Dunn, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist (licensed, State of California) (BIG Registratrie GZ-Psycholoog, NL)
Location: Amsterdam & Utrecht, Netherlands
Phone: 030 2944083; 065 468 2093
Email: R.K.Dunn@uu.nl; dunnrobertk@gmail.com
Website: www.dunnrobertk.wix.com/classic-layout
Nationality: USA, Dutch
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: I work with children, adolescents and adults, couples and families, in short term and long term psychotherapy. I work with a range of problems we encounter, from adjustment difficulties to depression, anxiety, eating and addiction, health, relationship and family difficulties.  Psychodynamically oriented, but no one method is appropriate for everyone, I also use cognitive behavioral, crisis intervention and systems models, among others.  I do psychodiagnostic evaluations for children and adolescents, assessing for ADHD, learning problems, emotional/interpersonal/family adjustment difficulties.  Insurance covers some percentage of these services, depending on one’s coverage.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Having come from San Francisco, I’ve been living and working in this country 20 years, and working with people from all over the world, where English may or may not be their native tongue.

Francesca Eleuteri, MSc Clinical Psychology and Promotion of Well-being, Health Care Psychologist & Researcher in Cognitive Neuropsychology – Functioning Psychology
Location: Location: Amsterdam/Amstelveen, Almere, Arnhem, Den Haag, Enschede, & Nijmegen, Netherlands
Phone: +31(0)613932187
Email: f.eleuteri@functioningpsychology.nl
Website: www.functioningpsychology.nl
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: Italian, English
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome
Clinical Specialties: My approach is tailored for individual and highly up to date to the current research findings on clinical psychology and neuropsychology. I provide individual, couple and family therapy for expats adults, adolescents, children and older adults (65+). I provide cognitive and behavioral assessments (psychodiagnostic testing for developmental disorders, personality disorders, depression, dysexecutive syndrome) and therapies based on CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), CET (Cognitive Enhancement Therapy) and Mindfulness. I am member of the NIP (Dutch Institute of Psychology), NVN (Dutch Institute for Neuropsychology) and APA (American Psychological Association). I am currently involved in research on executive functioning, substance of abuse, attention and neural correlates of frontal brain activity.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have always lived between Italy and Netherlands since I am half Italian and half Dutch. Recently I moved to Amsterdam for living, thus I perfectly understand the challenges this lifestyle can bring to individuals and families.

Expat Counseling Center
Location: Amsterdam & Leiden, Netherlands
Phone:+31639797235
Email: info@expatcounselingcenter.nl
Website: www.expatcounselingcenter.nl
Nationality: Dutch/German/Romanian/USA
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch, German and Romanian
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: We have many years of experience in burn out, migration, anger management, trauma, relationship problems, domestic violence (physical, emotional and sexual), and anxiety issues. We believe that it is important to try and understanding an individual in his/her context. We have worked with individuals, couples, families and groups of many different ages, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.
Cross-Cultural Experience: We are three therapists with internationaI backgrounds. Ooshani Suma is the daughter of South-Asian parents. She grew up in United States and moved to the Netherlands in 1996. Dana Popa is Romanian and has been living in the Netherlands since 1990. Jessica Lohrmann is German/American and moved to the Netherlands in 2006. We have first hand experience living in different countries and working with expats and internationals.

Margherita Giancotti, Ma, MSc, member of the NIP (Nederlands Insituut van Psychologen)
Location: Amsterdam & Utrecht, Netherlands
Phone: + 31 633 529294
Email: margherita.giancotti@gmail.com
Website: soon online
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: English, Italian
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome
Clinical Specialties: I work with individuals (children and adults), couples and families. I treat stress, anxiety, adjustment difficulties and relational issues integrating cognitive-behavioural techniques with psychodynamic aspects. I also do couple counseling and parenting coaching that mostly pertains the complexities and challenges related to parenthood. With children, along with more traditional interview methods, I use play-therapy techniques to help them overcome emotional, relational and developmental related issues.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Being Italian, I lived for six years in US where I worked and studied and then I moved to the Netherlands. As an expatriate I had the chance to work with people from different cultures and backgrounds and I became more and more sensitive to adjustment challenges related to relocation. I also have experience in working with Third Culture Kids.

Tiffany A. Gordon (MA. Clin Psych), Member of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), Member of Netherlands Institute of Psychology (NIP)
Location: Amsterdam and The Hague, Netherlands
Phone: +31 6 46 34 85 70
Email: tiffany.a.gordon@gmail.com
Website: www.expattherapy.org
Nationality: South Africa
Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans, Basic Dutch
Religious Affiliation: All are welcome
Clinical Specialties: This therapy practice focusses on adults, expats, couples and families, adolescents, groups, as well as provides training and workshops to organizations and companies. I work with a range of problems and difficulties you may be experiencing such as: Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Stress and Burnout, Chronic Pain, Trauma, Adjustment difficulties, Marital and Relationship Issues, HIV, Bereavement and Loss, Eating Disorders, and ways to facilitate personal growth and improve self-esteem. My orientation or intervention strategy is predominantly Psychodynamic, however, I have experience with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), short-term therapy, Trauma therapy, Assessment, Systemic group work, and Mindfulness. The way to move forward will largely depend on the presenting problem and the path will be navigated together – a collaborative process between patient and therapist.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, I have spent several years as an expat myself, living in London, Japan, and now the Netherlands. Thus, on both a professional and personal level I understand the complexities and difficulties of living, adjusting, and settling in a foreign city. Growing up and working in South Africa, a diverse and multicultural environment, I am accustomed to working with people from all walks of life.

Giovanni Luca Ianni, Psychologist – MSc. Mental Health and Clinical Psychopathology.
MA, BA and PGC qualifications in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Emotional Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy, Counselling, Human Resources, Coaching and Philosophy.
Location: The Hague (Den Haag), Rotterdam, and Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)62 664 85 81
Email: email@psychologicalguidance.com
Website: www.psychologicalguidance.com
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: Spanish, Italian, English
Religious Affiliation: /
Clinical Specialties: I use an integrative approach, which goes beyond one specific theory or set of techniques, thus choosing the most effective ways and adapting them in a more functional approach. The starting point is the diversity and uniqueness of every individual. Therefore, the psychological approach must be diverse and unique too, tailor-made, through the integration and synergy of theories and techniques such as cognitive-behavioral, existential, humanistic and psychodynamic, depending on the particularities and characteristics of the individual: an eclectic way of working, where every session and situation are dealt with individually and uniquely according to your needs. I can therefore help you: cope with relationship and couple difficulties, deal with redundancy or work-related stress, explore issues such as sexual identity and acceptance, deal with issues preventing you achieving your goals, cope with feelings of depression or sadness and have a more positive outlook on life, deal with feelings of anxiety and obsession, worry less about things, understand yourself and your problems better, feel more confident and improve your self-esteem, develop a better understanding of other people’s points of view, face traumas and emotional issues, go through a grief and loss process.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am currently settled down in The Netherlands. Previously, I have spent many years in Spain, which I consider home, along with Italy, my country of origin. I have also lived in the UK, Germany and India for periods of time. I have therefore a broad experience working with people from different origins, backgrounds and all walks of life, but especially with the Spanish-speaking and Italian community, since I have a deep knowledge of both languages and cultures.

Despoina Kairi, MSc Clinical Psychology 
Location: Amsterdam (Noord-Holland), Leiden (Zuid-Holland), Netherlands
Phone: +31 612594263
Email: info@innerpience.nl
Website: www.innerpiece.nl
Nationality: Greek
Languages Spoken: Greek, English, French, Dutch
Religious Affiliation: None
Clinical Specialties: My specialty is in working with people with need psychological support due to several issues, such as mood swings, stress, panic attacks, trauma-related issues, addiction, work problems, relationship problems, cultural integration struggles, goal-orientation and career problems. I mostly use an integrative approach, combining the theory and techniques of CBT, Psychodynamic theory, Existential approach, trauma-related theory and Body-oriented philosophies.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have lived in France, Greece and Netherlands. My background as an expat myself has given me the opportunity to learn the valuable steps of the cross-cultural integration and the unique cultural traits we all carry.

Dr. Marja Kuzmanic, PhD, MPhil, MA, BA, GZ-Psycholoog
Inter-Being: Psychological Counselling & Coaching
Location: Amsterdam Center & Groningen Center, Netherlands
Phone: +31629040570
Email: marja@inter-being.nl
Website: www.inter-being.nl
Nationality: Slovenian
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch, Slovene & Croatian
Religious Affiliation: n/a
Clinical Specialties: Psychological counselling for expats and international students, who struggle with issues such as as stress, burnout and life-work balance, cultural adjustment, family and relationship issues, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, personal growth, as well as existential and life-meaning questions. I hold a PhD in clinical psychology and I have been trained in psychotherapy and counselling. I am registered as a health psychologist (GZ-Psycholoog) in the Netherlands. The sessions can be covered by basic Dutch health insurance.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have more than 10 years of cross-cultural experience. I studied in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. I come from a mixed Slovenian – Croatian cultural background and I have a cross-cultural relationship with a Dutch partner. I am professionally and personally experienced with the complex challenges that a move to a different country and being an expat entails.

Drs. Peter Muijres, M.Sc., M.A. MPhil., PhD. researcher
Location: London, United Kingdom / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 6 38335043
Email: info@cultureclass.org
Website: www.cultureclass.org
Nationality: Dutch
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch, German
Religious Affiliation: No religious affiliation in particular. Familiar with religion related counseling requests and integrating religion as a resource in treatment.
Clinical Specialties: Culture Class offers coaching and counseling for expats and TCK’s, and intercultural training and consultancy to people working in health care, business and education. As an open network organization, Culture Class is based on consultation and collaboration with experts from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds across nations. Counseling sessions are also based on this approach: ‘I am because we are’. Issues we deal with: depression, panic, social anxiety, phobias, stress, trauma recovery, bereavement, relationship and family issues, lack of self esteem or loneliness, expatriate and repatriate adjustment, life stage transition (entering parenthood, adulthood, career shift), parenting, personality, personal skills (negotiation, leadership, presentation skills). Clinical approaches include (and usually integrate) mindfulness, compassion focused therapy, creative therapies, interpersonal, transcultural, systems, and cognitive behaviour therapy. Even parts of training programmes may be included to provide you with the effective and person tailored solutions you need.* N.I.P. and N.V.R.G. approved training completed. * Skype/phone sessions available.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Extensive ethnographic field research in the United States, the Caribbean, India, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Spain has contributed much to an in depth understanding of how cultural conditions, shifts in culture, and transitioning between cultures affect people in their everyday life. Languages spoken on a daily basis are Dutch, German, and English. Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian, I speak less frequently. I am most familiar with the cultures of Brazil, China, Morocco, Surinam, Switzerland, Thailand, and Turkey and the ones already mentioned.

Katerina Nikolakopoulou, MSc Cognitive Neuropsychology, BSc Psychology
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Phone: +31623603295
Email: katerina@sleep-counseling.com
Website: www.sleep-counseling.com
Nationality: Greek
Languages Spoken: Greek, English and Dutch
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome
Clinical Specialties: Psychotherapy and counseling based on cognitive neuropsychological background in combination with systematic and emotional focused psychotherapy. I am a member of the Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP) and use chronotherapy, light therapy and psychological counseling to help people understand and resolve their sleeping problems and overcome psychological problems like anxiety and depression. As a psychologist with a strong background in brain research, my approach includes a variety of psychology methods such as cognitive behavioral, systematic and neuropsychological ones. It is based on knowledge regarding the brain functionality and the individual needs of every client. My core belief is that each person is unique and the most important part of the therapy is to provide clients with sufficient information, knowledge and useful practical tools so they can choose the way that suits them best to resolve their problem.
Cross-Cultural Experience: As an expat myself and having lived in different countries and cities throughout my life, as Thessaloniki, Athens, Barcelona and Amsterdam, I have both personal and professional experience with the challenges people face when coming to a new country and the tools needed to help them overcome their difficulties.

Dr. Valeria Pierdominici, Clinical Psychologist, Psychosomatic Psychotherapist
Registered at The Italian Institute of Psychologists and Psychotherapists OPL registration n. 8506; Member of the Netherlands Institute of Psychologists N.I.P. Membership n. 203026
Location: Amsterdam, Leiden, & Den Haag, Netherlands
Phone: +31 6 41 96 94 97
Email: proteapsychology@gmail.com; vpierdominici@yahoo.it
Website: www.proteatherapy.org
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: English,Italian, Spanish, basic French and Dutch.  My Afrikaans is in the learning process.
Religious Affiliation: C.G. Jung and synchronicity: all spiritual views are welcome.
Clinical Specialties: Clinical psychology and psychosomatic psychotherapy focused on high potential individuals living the global life. Depression, burn out, relationship issues, panic attacks, anxiety problems, sleeping problems, identity issues, relationship and family issues, TCK’s and communication difficulties in a multicultural environment, problem solving and decision making, spiritual crisis, reconnecting with the country of origin after many years of migration. Organizational psychology, business coaching, cross-cultural psychology, strategic planning for life changes in an international environment. Based on Psychosomatic Psychotherapy (Prof. Raffaele Morelli) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I am inspired as well by Psychosynthesis, Jungian Psychoanalysis and Systemic Psychotherapy.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am a therapist of travellers, highly educated people, academic or skilled individuals coming from all over the world. Directors, managers, empoyees, writers, artists, students, their multicultural families, and their children (TCK’s). What they have in common is their courage to grow and surrender to change. You might be one of them. Originally from Milan, Italy, I have been living as an expat myself for several years , living in Nairobi, Barcelona, Vienna, London and since 2004 in Amsterdam. I also understand the complexities and difficulties of living, adjusting, and settling in a foreign country based on personal experience. I have myself a multicultural family Italian/South African with children.

Debby Poort, B.A. Psychology, Integrative Therapist
Location: Amstelveen/Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)6 42636882
Email: info@yellowwood.nl
Website: www.yellowwood.nl & www.expatcouples.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English & Dutch
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations welcome
Clinical Specialties: Individual therapy and couples counseling for expats
experiencing issues related to work/family, adjustment to life in the
Netherlands, depression/anxiety, and stress.  I am also a mindfulness
instructor and teach both group and individual courses.  Skype and evening
sessions available.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have lived in the Netherlands since 2000.
Prior to living here I lived and studied abroad in Australia and lived and
worked in Ireland. I also spent a summer working at an English language
summer camp in Turkey. I continue to travel extensively whenever
possible.

Vanessa Prins-Goodman: Psychologist (NIP), Executive Coach
Location: The Hague, Amsterdam, & Utrecht, Netherlands
Phone: 31 6 124 174 64
Email: vlprins@xs4all.nl
Website: www.prins-goodman.nl
Nationality: French and British
Languages Spoken: French, English, Dutch
Religious Affiliation: all welcome
Clinical Specialties: Individual therapy for a wide range of problems such anxiety, depression, burn-out. I am specialized in work-related problems and life transitions. Alongside my psychology practice, I do coaching in the business world (career coaching and personal development see www.goodmancoaching.nl). In my work I also use creative techniques, mindfulness meditation and visualisations.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I’m French and British, and lived in several countries before moving to the Netherlands 20 years ago. Since then, I have been working in the expat community.

Robin Roberts, Psychotherapist, LCSW
Location: Amsterdam/Amstelveen and Den Haag, Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 6 28 96 66 51
Email: yourtherapistabroad@gmail.com
Website: www.yourtherapistabroad.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome
Clinical Specialties: I am a psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social worker. I work with children, individuals, families, couples, and groups. For the last twelve years, I have provided counselling and therapeutic services to various age groups suffering from depression, grief, anxiety, adjustment issues, expat therapy, addiction, social difficulties, sexual abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, self esteem, relationship difficulties, sexuality issues, anger management, care giver stress, and burn out. I use a variety of clinical approaches to include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems and Supportive Counselling. I am a part of ACCESS Counselling Services Network. The ACCESS Counselling Service Network (CSN) consists of licensed professionals with practices all over the Netherlands, to support the needs of the international community.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am an American expat and understand the challenges this lifestyle can bring to individuals. I have worked for many years with expats from all over the world addressing some of the complex issues that are unique to this group.

Julie Sharon-Wagschal, MA Clinical Counseling, ABvC
Location: Amsterdam/Amstelveen, the Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 6 4518 0342
Email: info@balanceyou.net
Website: www.balanceyou.net
Nationality: Dutch, American
Languages Spoken: Dutch, English
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome.
Clinical Specialties: I provide individual, couples, and family therapy and specialize in working with people transitioning into parenthood who face issues related to pregnancy, birth (trauma) or postpartum adjustment, couples who feel disconnected but want to make things work, and parents who feel overwhelmed by parenthood or who are seeking parenting support.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I work mostly with expats, have been an expat myself, and have been working cross-culturally for the past 10 years.

Drs. Clint Steenveld, MA (Clinical Psychology, Rhodes University); BSocSc (Hons. Psychology, University of Cape Town); BA (Psychology and Organisational Psychology, University of Cape Town); Member: NIP (Dutch Institute of Psychologists); Registered with the HPCSA (Health Professions Council of South Africa) – Reg. No. 0086363.
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: 062 538 1845
Email: clintpsych@gmail.com
Website: www.psychologistinamsterdam.com
Nationality: South African
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Holistic and Inclusive
Clinical Specialties:
Experienced English-speaking (mother tongue) clinical psychologist and psychotherapist based in the centre of Amsterdam working with expats and locals. I offer care for adults, adolescents, children and couples. My experience as a therapist is vast and rich. My approach to the work is grounded in psychodynamic theory, depth psychology, narrative therapy and mind-body oriented therapy. I blend these approaches together skilfully and intuitively within the context of the therapeutic process and relationship to provide a therapeutic experience that is deep and meaningful, aimed at helping clients become their truest and most whole, connected selves. My clients learn to use their vulnerabilities, difficulties, problems and insecurities as the impetus for self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-growth as well as to improve awareness, holding and trust in their relationships with others and the world. I work with a wide diversity of cultures and ethnicities, ages and personalities and also a wide range of problems, difficulties, symptoms and vulnerabilities.
Cross-Cultural Experience: 14 years of experience working with people across various cultures and ethnicities in private practice and public service institutions.

Ooshani Suma, MSW, Systemic Therapist
Location: Amsterdam, Diemen, Netherlands
Phone: +31639797235
Email: info@couplestherapy.nl
Website: www.couplestherapy.nl
Nationality: USA and Dutch
Languages Spoken: English and Dutch
Religious Affiliation: Raised Buddhist
Clinical Specialties: I have many years of experience in domestic violence (physical, emotional and sexual), anger management, trauma, relationship problems, and anxiety issues. I believe that it is important to try and understand an individual in his/her context. As a trained systemic therapist, the context in which people live are of interest to me. I have worked with individuals, couples and groups of many different ages, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am the daughter of South-Asian parents (who immigrated to the United States in the 60’s. I was born and raised in the United States and moved to Amsterdam in 1996 to live with my Dutch husband. I am living with three different cultures, which are all integrated into my daily life. I have traveled often in my life and know what it means to adapt to a new environment.

drs. Dirkje E. de Vos-Bron, M.A., clinical psychologist child/youth, health psychologist, children and youth psychologist-specialist (licensed and Dutch  BIG registration art 3 and 14) membership NIP/NVVP/NvN/APA
Location: Amsterdam and Utrecht, Netherlands
Phone:+ 31 6 11599948
Email: d.devos@pgutrecht.nl
Website: www.pgutrecht.nl (English and Dutch)
Nationality: Dutch
Languages Spoken: Dutch, English, French
Religious Affiliation: all religious affiliations welcome
Clinical Specialties: working with children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and learning problems. Assessment for children and youth for Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and other difficulties.
Cross-Cultural Experience: living, studying and working in the US for many years and for more than 20 years working together with colleques in international schools in the Netherlands gave me a lot of experiences. Besides that I have visited many international schools and universities all around the world.

Diemen

Ooshani Suma, MSW, Systemic Therapist
Location: Amsterdam, Diemen, Netherlands
Phone: +31639797235
Email: info@couplestherapy.nl
Website: www.couplestherapy.nl
Nationality: USA and Dutch
Languages Spoken: English and Dutch
Religious Affiliation: Raised Buddhist
Clinical Specialties: I have many years of experience in domestic violence (physical, emotional and sexual), anger management, trauma, relationship problems, and anxiety issues. I believe that it is important to try and understand an individual in his/her context. As a trained systemic therapist, the context in which people live are of interest to me. I have worked with individuals, couples and groups of many different ages, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am the daughter of South-Asian parents (who immigrated to the United States in the 60’s. I was born and raised in the United States and moved to Amsterdam in 1996 to live with my Dutch husband. I am living with three different cultures, which are all integrated into my daily life. I have traveled often in my life and know what it means to adapt to a new environment.

Zaandam

Stephen Davies MSc Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (in training), Member of the NIP (Dutch association for Psychologists)
Location: Zaandam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
Phone: 06-33175993
Email: s.davies@interactivetherapy.nl
Website: www.interactivetherapy.nl
Nationality: British
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch
Religious Affiliation: I am open to all religious affiliations.
Clinical Specialties: I specialise in treating all forms of depression and ADHD in adults, but also have experience in treating anxiety, bereavement, adjustment issues, trauma, anger management and low self esteem. I am currently training to be a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and have experience with Solution Focused Therapy. In 2014 I will complete my training as Running Therapist.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have been living in the Netherlands for more than 13 years. I completed one bachelor study in the UK before moving here and finished off my education at the University of Amsterdam completing my Masters in 2011. I worked in the Dutch Mental Healthcare system up until the end of 2013 treating both Dutch and English speaking clients. Before qualifying I spent four years as a volunteer in a partially closed psychiatric unit in Amsterdam employing music as a therapy form in a group made up of patients with varying clinical disorders.

Province-wide

Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: North Holland, Netherlands (and worldwide: travels to client countries)*
* Grey Matters International is a “one stop shop” global psychological consulting firm that leverages powerful neuroscience technologies and methods for ex-pats and their families. We work in a ‘we come to you’ fashion and can help all your personal,relationship and family/children mental health needs quickly and effectively.
Phone: 1-877-606-6161  (if calling from outside USA: 1-918-949-1972)
Email: info@greymattersintl.com
Website: www.greymattersintl.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Open to All Religious/Spiritual Orientations
Clinical Specialties: Mood disorders, stress/burnout, relationship conflict, addiction, OCD, ADD/ADHD, brain injury, trauma, sleep concerns, high performance and career counseling
Cross-Cultural Experience: Worked with clients on 5 continents on their private mental health needs and have advised many multi-cultural “professionals, executives, leaders” on their culture change needs affecting many employees and their unique values

Hans Hogewind, Healthcare Child Psychologist/ GZ-Psychologist (restricted through the Individual Healthcare Professions Act), Educational Psychologist
Honors degree in Clinical Developmental Psychology and School Psychology from the University of Amsterdam, postmaster degree in healthcare child psychology (GZ-Psycholoog).
Location: North Holland, South Holland, Utrecht, Netherlands
Phone: +31(0)623992777
Email: jwfhogewind@gmail.com / info@childassessmentgroup.com
Website: www.childassessmentgroup.com
Nationality: Dutch
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch
Religious Affiliation: All
Clinical Specialties: Assessments of children and adolescents struggling with cognitive, social and/or emotional issues, such as adjusting to new changes, paying attention or sitting still, lower grades than expected, sleep or eating problems, making new friends, pressure or stress due to educational demands. Hans is the founder and owner of The Child Assessment Group which is run by an experienced team of international, highly educated, enthusiastic professional psychologists. Our team members come from countries around the world, and offer services in multiple languages. As a practicing Psychologist, Hans’ main motivation, is to help children and adolescents develop in a healthy and normal way. Although this might sound obvious many children are in fact facing challenges that prevent them from growing up in a happy, loving and supportive environment. Hans is able to determine the cause of the challenges and propose potential solutions that will help a child to be successful at both school and home. Hans sees it as his duty to support children and their parents explore struggles together, to find possible solutions to help the child cycle smoothly through life.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I worked in Shanghai and The Netherlands with children from expatriate families for more than 7 years. I have extensive experience with diagnosis of children and adolescents, as well as supporting adolescents and families.