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This should provide you with some general information about my practice in Amsterdam.

I am an American-Dutch psychologist working in Amsterdam since 1993.

I have a Psy. D. (Doctor of Psychology) degree and am registered in the Netherlands (BIG Register) as a psychotherapist (Psychotherapeut) and healthcare psychologist (GZ Psycholoog). My BIG number as psychotherapist is 19048873316 and as GZ Psychologist is 19048873325.

I have a solo practice, so I do all my own assessments and treatments. I work in the specialist mental health care as well as the generalist basic mental health care. As expected of us as professionals, I take part in collegial intervision and supervision and get continuing education. I also work together in cooperation with your own family doctor/huisarts, medical specialist, company doctor as well as with colleague psychologists, psychotherapists, family therapist and psychiatrists as needed.

My training is very broad and I utilize an intuitive blend of:

  • Interpersonal Therapy,
  • EMDR,
  • (online) Cognitive Behavior Therapy,
  • Family Systems Therapy,
  • (Jungian Analytic) Sandplay Therapy (according to the method of Dora Kalff),
  • Art Therapy,
  • Inner Child techniques,
  • Reality Therapy,
  • Transpersonal Therapy.

I try to fit the treatment to the individual client, his or her wishes and goals for therapy, and the problem(s). I care about my clients and work in an ethical manner.

In my general psychology-psychotherapy practice, I treat most common psychological, emotional and behavioral problems.

That includes, for example:

  • depression,
  • anxiety,
  • issues around difficulty with limits on alcohol or drug use,
  • sexual behavior and romantic relationships,
  • codependency (long term problems in your relationship with yourself and others),
  • personal, relationship and family problems,
  • (sexual) identity issues,
  • stress and burnout,
  • dealing with difficulties associated with health problems, such as cancer and other (chronic) illnesses, including living with chronic pain.

I also help people with issues regarding experiences with spirituality or religion. I have a broad knowledge about most major religions and alternative spiritual practices and respect and work within the belief system of the client.

One area of special focus is the treatment of traumas such as (childhood) abuse and neglect, being bullied, victims of domestic violence, war trauma, accidents and disasters.

Office hours are weekdays between 14:00 and 20:00, except Wednesdays.

I am a member of the following professional associations:

  • LVVP - Landelijk Vereniging voor Vrijgevestigde Psychologen en Psychotherapeuten (National association for psychologists and psychotherapists in private practice)
  • NVGzPNederlands Vereniging voor Gezondheidspsychologie en haar specialismen (Netherlands Association for Health Care Psychology and their specialisms)
  • VEN - Vereniging EMDR Nederland
  • NVST - Nederlands Vereniging voor Sandplay Therapie (Netherlands association for Sandplay therapy).

Substitute therapist

When I am unavailable (e.g., because of holiday), the contact details of my subsitute therapist are mentioned on my voice mail.

Emergency

When you are confronted with a life threatening emergency and you are unable to reach me, please contact during business hours your family doctor (huisarts) or outside business hours the general practice center (huisartsenpost) at +31-88.003.06.00.