South Holland

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

Alphen aan den Rijn

Jet Sichterman, Psycholoog NIP, MSc. Child & Adolescent Psychologist
Location: The Hague, Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 6 17072271
Email: jet@expatchildpsychology.nl
Website: www.expatchildpsychology.nl
Nationality: Dutch
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome
Clinical Specialties: Children, the young child, social & emotional challenges, autism, selective mutism, Social Skills 4 Kids, play therapy, behavior therapy (CBT / ABA), psychodiagnostic assessments
Cross-Cultural Experience: Having lived and worked closely with internationals for more than 10 years, I have come to empathize with and understand the challenges international families and their children face when moving to the Netherlands.

Leiden

Kate D’Anvers, Registered child psychologist, MA (Hons) Psychology, PG Dip CBT
Location: Amsterdam, Leiden, Haarlem*, Netherlands
Phone: +31 6 2191 9710
Email: Kate@fineyoungminds.nl
Website: www.fineyoungminds.nl
Nationality: New Zealand
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome
Clinical Specialities: Children and adolescents, ages 2 – 20.  Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, anxiety, depression, frustration, rage, friendship and social difficulties, eating and sleeping difficulties, transition and third culture kid challenges, electronic addition, school refusal and anything else child and teen related.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have lived and worked in New Zealand, Vietnam and the Netherlands with children from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Expat Counseling Center
Location: Amsterdam & Leiden, Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)85 303 43 68
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.

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.

Vassia Sarantopoulou, M.Sc. in Counselng, M.Sc. in Psychology, Founder/ Owner of The Anti-Loneliness Project 
Location: Leiden – The Hague, Netherlands; worldwide via Skype
Phone: +31 (0) 649527633
Email: info@antiloneliness.com
Website: www.antiloneliness.com
Nationality: Greek
Languages Spoken: English – Greek
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Supporting individuals who are going through hard time in life: transition, change and loss. Divorce support and Grief Counseling. Anxiety and Depression. Relationship and Marriage Counseling. Self-Empowerment and Self-Development. Counseling is offered in an individual, group or online setting.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Living in the Netherlands and working in the Hague and in Leiden has been a rich cross-cultural experience: Meeting and working with people from all over the world has offered me the opportunity to integrate better in this multi-cultural environment, but also to adopt a more open-minded and understanding mindset. I can support the expats in their challenges, since I have also been one and I have experienced the expat life with all its complexities, challenges and benefits.

Tania Sevastaki, M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology, M.Sc. in Strategic Human Resources Management, Postgraduate Certificate in Counseling Skills
Member of NIP (Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen)
Location: Worldwide via Skype; Leiden, The Netherlands
Phone: +31(0)638774449
Email: info@growingpotential.nl
Website: www.growingpotential.nl
Nationality: Dutch and Greek
Languages Spoken: Greek (native), Duch (fluent), English (fluent)
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Individual and couples therapy for anxiety, depression, life transition and adjustment issues, intercultural issues, self-esteem problems, geriatric and aging issues, burnout and overwork.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I was born and raised in Greece, where I received in parallel both the Greek and Dutch education. This allowed me to experience all aspects of both cultures from the very start of my life and acted as a driving force for eagerly wanting to be among people with different backgrounds, in order to learn and understand those. This was achieved to a large extent during my study years, as I always chose to attend international programs, but also when I myself became an expat when I decided to obtain my degree at Leiden University and move to the Netherlands. Here I worked with expats as a teacher at an International School, as a  psychologist at an Intercultural Mental Health Institution, and now as a psychologist at my own private practice. My background allows me to understand the challenges faced when living abroad, as well as the psychological processes involved when trying to accept and adjust to a new life.

Monster

Sylvia Silberg M.A. Clinical & Health Care Psychologist (BIG Registration GZ-Psycholoog, NL)
Location: Rijswijk Zh & Monster, The Netherlands
Phone: 06 50815782
Email: sylviasilberg@gmail.com
Website: www.sylviasilberg.com
Nationality: Dutch, (previously Austrian)
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch, Hebrew; Mother Tongue: German
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome
Clinical Specialties: 17 years experience of private psychotherapy practice for adults and couples. Treatment of: depression,anxiety, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, stage fright ,relationship problems, identity issues, low self esteem,burnout, psychological aspects of genetic disease and infertility, adjustment to migration, transitions to (re)marriage,, parenthood, divorce, issues of the mid adult years, grief and bereavement. Treatment Approaches: EMDR Treatment, Psychodynamic, Client CenteredCognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Oriented Therapy, Schema Therapy . Emotional Brain Training, Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program. Services are partly covered by insurance depending on your personal insurance package.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I was born in  Germany emigrated to Israel in my teenage years and have been living and working in the Netherlands for the past 23 years.My credentials, clinical experience as well as my own international background have enabled me to fully understand the complexities of expat life and to help clients through this challenging process.

Rijswijk

Sylvia Silberg M.A. Clinical & Health Care Psychologist (BIG Registration GZ-Psycholoog, NL)
Location: Rijswijk Zh & Monster, The Netherlands
Phone: 06 50815782
Email: sylviasilberg@gmail.com
Website: www.sylviasilberg.com
Nationality: Dutch, (previously Austrian)
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch, Hebrew; Mother Tongue: German
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome
Clinical Specialties: 17 years experience of private psychotherapy practice for adults and couples. Treatment of: depression,anxiety, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, stage fright ,relationship problems, identity issues, low self esteem,burnout, psychological aspects of genetic disease and infertility, adjustment to migration, transitions to (re)marriage,, parenthood, divorce, issues of the mid adult years, grief and bereavement. Treatment Approaches: EMDR Treatment, Psychodynamic, Client CenteredCognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Oriented Therapy, Schema Therapy . Emotional Brain Training, Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program. Services are partly covered by insurance depending on your personal insurance package.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I was born in  Germany emigrated to Israel in my teenage years and have been living and working in the Netherlands for the past 23 years.My credentials, clinical experience as well as my own international background have enabled me to fully understand the complexities of expat life and to help clients through this challenging process.

Rotterdam

Victoria Burney, MSc (Psychology), BCBA
Location: The Hague & Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)6 44 35 81 81
Email: victoria@expatchildpsychology.nl
Website: www.expatchildpsychology.nl
Nationality: New Zealand
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Children, Autism, ADHD, Oppositional behavior, ABA therapy
Cross-Cultural Experience: Work in New Zealand, Canada and Europe

Massimo Cimarelli, Therapist for Anxiety, Burnout, Panic Attacks, OCD, Depression
Location: Amsterdam, Almere, Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Phone: +31(0)613932162
Email: m.cimarelli@functioningpsychology.nl
Website: www.functioningcoach.nl
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: Italian, English
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome
Clinical Specialties: I’m an English and Italian Speaking Therapist specialised in Anxiety, Burnout, Panic Attacks, OCD, Depression. My approach is based on CBT, Behavioral Restructuring model and Mindfulness. The aim of my goal oriented and expressive therapy is finding balance between cognitive, expressive and physical aspects, decreasing negative cognitive and emotional patterns living life fully. I provide individual, couple and group therapy for Anxiety, Burnout, Panic Attacks, OCD, Depression, stress management, anger management, quit addiction, career development and peak performance training.
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.

Ann Kuis
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: + 31 631565449
Email: annkuis20@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.annkuis.com
Nationality: British/Scottish
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: I welcome all religious affiliations.
Clinical Specialties: Counselling/Therapy for depression, anxiety, burn-out, grief & loss, adjustment problems, culture shock, anger management, relationship problems, family issues.
Cross-cultural Experience: Lived and worked in South East Asia, India, Middle-East, The Netherlands. Extensive experience helping individual from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Camila Marques, MSc. Psychology
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31648254245
Email: camila.marques@hmworks.nl
Website: www.expat-therapy-couseling-coaching.com and www.hmworks.nl
Nationality: Portuguese
Languages Spoken: Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, French and Dutch
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Occupational health, clinical psychology, CBT, counselling and coaching
Cross-Cultural Experience: Lived and worked in 4 different countries in 3 different continents (Europe, South America and Africa). As a psychologist, counselor, coach and trainer I empower individuals to make the changes they need to reach their potential, achieve their goals and live healthier and happier. I believe in the potential of human beings to dream, strive, grow and become the best we can be. I provide support to both internationals and Dutch nationals on a range of psychosocial problems affecting overall well-being, motivation, work satisfaction and performance. I speak fluently Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, English and Dutch which allows me to communicate in the client’s own language and get a better understand his/her cultural context.

Silvia Micocci, Psychologist, PSYCHOLOOG NIP (Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen), Expert in Art Therapy
Location: Breda & Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Phone: 0031-0616867883
Email: silvia.micocci@gmail.com
Website: www.silviamicocci.eu
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: Italian, English, Spanish, intermediate Dutch
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome
Clinical Specialties: I am trained, as psychologist, in a Psycho-physiological approach. My approach bonds mental and body processes. I have expertise in treating discomforts such as: relational issues, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, stress and burn-out, lack of self-esteem, body image and psychosomatic disorders. As well as clinical conversation I am trained to use specific relaxation training, imagination techniques and body perception experiences. I am also a teacher in an Art Therapies Master in Italy and a supervisor of psychologists.
Cross-Cultural Experience: As an expatriate in the Netherlands I work in social integration projects with migrated women and I organize art therapy workshops for bicultural kids. I also have experience in Latin America (Ecuador, Guatemala, and Colombia) working in social and pedagogical projects with women and kids. I organized educational workshops in Hungary and Poland.

The Hague

Jim Bender MSc, Registered Health Psychologist, Registered by the Dutch Federation of Sexology as a sex therapist.
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Phone: 31 6 16030383
Email: jlbpraktijk@xs4all.nl
Website: www.jlbender.nl
Nationality: American and Dutch
Languages Spoken: English and Dutch
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Sexuality and relationships,  the impact of chronic illness and physical disabilities on sexuality and relationships.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am an ex-pat living in the Netherlands since 1981.

Victoria Burney, MSc (Psychology), BCBA
Location: The Hague & Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)6 44 35 81 81
Email: victoria@expatchildpsychology.nl
Website: www.expatchildpsychology.nl
Nationality: New Zealand
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Children, Autism, ADHD, Oppositional behavior, ABA therapy
Cross-Cultural Experience: Work in New Zealand, Canada and Europe

Francesca Eleuteri, MSc in Clinical Psychology and Promotion of Well-being, Cognitive Psychologist & PhD Candidate in Clinical Neuropsychology at Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour – Functioning Psychology
Location: Amsterdam, 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 offer cognitive and behavioural 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 a member of the NIP (Dutch Institute of Psychology), NVN (Dutch Institute for Neuropsychology), Landeljke Vereniging POH-GGZ and of APA (American Psychological Association). I am currently involved in research on the maturation of executive functions in young adults and visual neglect after stroke.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have always lived between Italy and Netherlands since I am half Italian and half Dutch. Lately, I moved to Amsterdam for living; thus I entirely understand the challenges this lifestyle can bring to individuals and families.

Patric Esters, B.A., M.Sc in Child & Adolescent Psychology, Postgraduate trainee in Psychotherapy, SKJ registered psychologist
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Phone: 0684 894 601
Email: info@mendingmind.com
Website: www.mendingmind.com
Nationality: German & Spanish
Languages Spoken: English, German, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, and Dutch
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome.
Clinical Specialties: Psychotherapy for TCK adolescents and young adults, especially for anxiety, depression, trauma, and cultural identity issues. I’m also trained in EMDR to treat trauma’s and Schema therapy to work with personality disorders. I’m currently following a 4 year postgraduate degree in psychotherapy for adults at the University of Antwerp, Belguim.Before starting my own practice I’ve worked several years as a child and adult psychologist in an international clinic for expatriates in The Hague and Amsterdam.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Growing up in Germany and Spain in a multicultural environment allowed me to learn from many cultures and languages. Since 2009 I’ve been living in The Netherlands. I’ve also been able to travel extensively across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Katarina Gaborova, Msc Psychology, EMDR & Trauma Therapist
Location: the Hague, Netherlands
Phone: +31 611887587
Email: gaborovakatarina@hotmail.com
Website: www.psychologistinthehague.com
Nationality: Slovak & Australian
Languages Spoken: Slovak, Czech, English, medium level Italian, medium level Dutch
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: 10 years of Clinical experience, Providing support to clients from various cultural and religious backgrounds. I have been assisting clients suffering from Depression, Anxiety, Acute Trauma, or with challenges of Parenting, Adapting to a new environment, Grief & Bereavement, and Anger.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I was born and raised in Slovakia. In my early 20’s I moved to various countries including the UK, Australia, Italy and now to the Netherlands. I’ve experienced both individualistic and collectivistic cultures.

Suzanne Gerstner, MA Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Phone: 070 744 8932
Email: suzanne.gerstner@gmail.com
Website: www.suzannegerstnertherapy.com
Nationality: USA/Dutch
Languages Spoken: English/Dutch
Religious Affiliation: I am open to people of all faiths.
Clinical Specialties: Bereavement, loss, coping with change, anxiety, stress, depression, relationship, family, work difficulties, etc.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I’m an American by birth but have lived 25 years abroad — mostly in the Netherlands. I have worked with people from all different nationalities and backgrounds; both with expats and with refugees.

Carlos van Gestel, MSc, Psychologist, Gestalt Coach and Counselor, Life Coach.
Inter-Being Psychologists
Location:
 Amsterdam & The Hague, Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)614168610
Email: carlos@inter-being.nl
Website: www.inter-being.nl/carlos-van-gestel
Nationality: Dutch
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish & Dutch
Religious Affiliation: n/a
Clinical Specialties: Psychological counselling for expats and international students, who struggle with issues such as stress, cultural adjustment, anxiety, depression, obsessive or/and compulsive behaviors or thoughts or self-esteem issues. Also suitable for people seeking personal growth, increase of awareness or connection with inner-self. I hold a Master degree in psychology from the University of Malaga (Spain) and a diploma in Gestalt Coaching from the Nederlandse Stichting Gestalt in Amsterdam. I am currently studying to become a Gestalt Psychotherapist. The treatment can be covered by most Dutch health insurances as well as European Insurance Card (EHIC) and other international insurances.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I come from a culturally mixed environment. I have a Dutch father and a Swedish mother but I was born and raised in the south of Spain. Who I am is the result of all these cross-cultural differences. Most of my life I have lived on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, but I have also lived in Germany and since 2013 in the Netherlands. I am professionally and personally experienced with the life as an expat and the challenges that we may encounter during this period.

Jennifer Glaese, MA, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counsellor
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Phone: 31 6 54 20 8336
Email: psyjglaese@outlook.com
Website: www.jenniferglaese.net
Nationality: USA, Dutch, and British
Languages Spoken: English and Dutch
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations welcome
Clinical Specialties: Couples and Individual psychotherapy for issues including cross cultural relationships, depression, bereavement, cultural adjustment, parenting challenges, loneliness, low self esteem, personal and spiritual growth.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I grew up in a multi-national family and have been living as an expat for over 20 years thus understand and respect the cross cultural issues that can be challenging.

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.

Persephone Protouli M.Sc. Clinical Psychology
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Phone: 0031 633721209
Email: protouli.p@gmail.com
Website: www.expatsintherapy.com
Nationality: Greek/ Romanian
Languages Spoken: Greek, Romanian, English, Dutch, French, Spanish
Religious Affiliation: None
Clinical Specialties: I am specialized in working with expat families for issues that arise from living and raising a child abroad. I am very interested in parent- children relationships, and in my practice I work a lot with parents. I specialize in Gestalt psychotherapy, panic disorders, attachment issues, anxiety, self esteem issues.
Amsterdam.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Living in The Netherlands for 6 years, with a Dutch partner, have studied in Leiden University and currently study in Amsterdam.

Elizabeth Pick MA Clinical Counseling
Member of the ABvC and RBCZ
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Phone: +31 06 51 77 72 72
Email: info@elizabethpick.nl
Website: www.elizabethpick.nl
Nationality: Canada / The Netherlands
Languages Spoken: English (mother tongue), Dutch, French
Religious Affiliation: I welcome all religious affiliations
Clinical Specialties: I work with adult clients; individuals and couples. I am a Level 2 trained Gottman Method couples therapist and help couples rebuild their relationships when they have become emotionally disconnected over time or due to an affair. Additionally, I have studied parent-child reflective functioning as part of the ‘Minding the Baby’ project at the Yale University Child Study Center. If you are an expat and are suffering from anxiety, eating issues, stress, burnout or relationship problems, counselling may help you.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have lived as an expat for over 25 years and am familiar with the demands of professional expat life and its impact on emotional well-being. In addition to private practice I am the Staff Welfare Officer at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and also work as a specialist within the gender and childrens unit at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

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.TCKs in my social group.

Joanne B. Rahusen, M.A. Psychotherapy & Counselling;
Certified Psychologist member of the BPS, NIP, NVPA, ABvC and RBCZ
Location: The Hague & Haarlem, Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)6 46878044
Email: info@joannerahusen.nl
Website: www.joannerahusen.nl
Nationality: Dutch
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch and French, with a good knowledge of Italian and German
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome.
Clinical Specialties: As Counselling Psychologist I hold a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), The Dutch Institute for Psychologists (NIP), The Dutch Association for Psychosocial Therapists (NVPA), The professional association for Counsellors (ABvC) and a RCZ registered therapist and adhere to their codes of conduct. I currently work with adults, students and couples of all nationalities and cultural backgrounds dealing with issues such as: trauma, grief and bereavement, anxiety, sadness and depression, self-harm, adjustment and transition difficulties, stress and burnout, personal growth and confidence, relationship difficulties, sick-leave and re-integration plans, Third Culture Kids (adult) issues and physical complaints with a psychological component. My approach is integrative; using a range of different psychological models of therapy such as person-centred, existential, psychodynamic, EMDR, Gottman relationship therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. Here the emphasis is on understanding your needs and your experiences.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have lived 27 years abroad, in 8 different countries across 4 continents. I have personal experience of life as an international student, employee and of expat family life. This has given me a good appreciation of the challenges and difficulties faced by the International community working and living abroad. I worked at the International School of Geneva, Webster University Geneva, St. Vincent’s Psychiatric Hospital in Dublin, at The International Criminal Court in The Hague and practise privately with adults and adolescents.

Nicole Rand, MA Counseling Psychology 
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 6 5210 9741
Email: nicolerandtherapy@gmail.com
Website: www.nicolerand.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English, very basic Dutch and French
Religious Affiliation: None, although I am spiritual and have worked with religious and spiritual clients.
Clinical Specialties: My specialties include working with couples and relationship issues, sexual issues and women’s issues such as abortion, miscarriages, and infertility.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I grew up in Los Angeles and attended public school with a melting pot of kids from different cultures and countries. I believe this ignited my curiosity in other cultures. I then decided after high school that I would study in Europe, but not just as an exchange student, but rather do my full study in Europe. I studied at a very multicultural university in the Netherlands, with nearly every student from a different part of the world. I believe this gave me an amazing opportunity to learn a great deal about psychology and counseling from a vast multicultural perspective. I then did my internship, which consisted of over 200 direct client hours with clients from all over the world. Thus, I feel skilled and prepared to meet the needs of the large expat community in the Netherlands.

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.

Vassia Sarantopoulou, M.Sc. in Counselng, M.Sc. in Psychology, Founder/ Owner of The Anti-Loneliness Project 
Location: Leiden – The Hague, Netherlands; worldwide via Skype
Phone: +31 (0) 649527633
Email: info@antiloneliness.com
Website: www.antiloneliness.com
Nationality: Greek
Languages Spoken: English – Greek
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Supporting individuals who are going through hard time in life: transition, change and loss. Divorce support and Grief Counseling. Anxiety and Depression. Relationship and Marriage Counseling. Self-Empowerment and Self-Development. Counseling is offered in an individual, group or online setting.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Living in the Netherlands and working in the Hague and in Leiden has been a rich cross-cultural experience: Meeting and working with people from all over the world has offered me the opportunity to integrate better in this multi-cultural environment, but also to adopt a more open-minded and understanding mindset. I can support the expats in their challenges, since I have also been one and I have experienced the expat life with all its complexities, challenges and benefits.

Ms K.M.A Schneider (M.Ed Educational psychologist)
Location: The Hague & Haarlem, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)6 44 35 81 81
Email: Karen@expatchildpsychology.nl
Website: www.expatchildpsychology.nl
Nationality: South African
Languages Spoken: English, German and Afrikaans
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Children, educational psychology, play therapy, impact therapy, social & emotional challenges, Social Skills 4 Kids
Cross-Cultural Experience: Besides being an expat myself… I have worked in an international school and with children and families across a variety of cultures and nationalities. I have also been working at Expat Child psychology for an year, supporting international children who need psychological assistance.

Mariya Shcherbinina, MA
Location: The Hague, The Netherlands (Primary) / Kyiv, Ukraine (Skype)
Phone: +31 624150294
Email: mariya@psynt.com
Website: www.psynt.com/mariya 
Nationality: Ukrainian
Languages Spoken: English, Russian, Ukrainian, Intermediate Spanish, Beginner Dutch
Religious Affiliation: Atheist
Clinical Specialties: integrative therapy, narrative therapy, schema therapy, humanistic therapy, CBT, LGBTQ+ identity development and affirmation, counseling polyamorous clients, eating disorders, depressive/anxiety disorders, burnout, expat counseling, Psychological First Aid.
Cross-Cultural Experience: After growing up in Ukraine, I spent four years in Madrid working on my Bachelor’s degree where I majored in Psychology and Communication (emphasis on intercultural communication), and then relocated to Leiden, The Netherlands, to pursue my Master’s degree in Psychology. I worked with clients from various backgrounds and several different countries during my internship. I also volunteered for an LGBTQ+ student organization in Leiden which catered to local and international students.

Jet Sichterman, Psycholoog NIP, MSc. Child & Adolescent Psychologist
Location: The Hague, Alphen a/d Rijn, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 6 17072271
Email: jet@expatchildpsychology.nl
Website: www.expatchildpsychology.nl
Nationality: Dutch
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch
Religious Affiliation: All religious affiliations are welcome
Clinical Specialties: Children, the young child, social & emotional challenges, autism, selective mutism, Social Skills 4 Kids, play therapy, behavior therapy (CBT / ABA), psychodiagnostic assessments
Cross-Cultural Experience: Having lived and worked closely with internationals for more than 10 years, I have come to empathize with and understand the challenges international families and their children face when moving to the Netherlands.

Liliana Todorovic, MA in Counseling, EMDR and trauma therapist
Location: The Hague, Netherlands and worldwide via Skype
Phone: +31641381801
Email: todorovic.therapy@gmail.com
Website: www.lilianapsychologicalsupport.com
Nationality: Irish and Serbian
Languages Spoken: English, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian.
Religious Affiliation: I welcome all religious affiliations.
Clinical Specialties: I have 10+ years of experience in counseling working with a wide range of clients, from children with developmental disorders to individuals coping with depression, anxiety or burnout. I have also worked for the United Nations providing psychological support to victims of trauma, refugees, and professionals dealing with secondary trauma. Throughout my career, I have helped individuals deal with the struggles of life, while keeping in mind that the ultimate goal of therapy is self-actualisation – becoming the best version of yourself you can be. I use an integrative therapeutic approach, combining positive, narrative, humanistic and cognitive behavioural therapies to empower my clients to develop self-confidence and find inner peace and happiness.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I was born and brought up in the former Yugoslavia, and have since lived in the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands, where I am currently based. Having lived in 4 countries and raised multicultural children, I understand the struggles of an expat lifestyle. As a psychologist, I have supported many individuals dealing with transition, including changing careers, moving to a new country, or adjusting to a different culture.

Province-wide

Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: South 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.