Specialization

A significant part of the people who find their way to my clinic are immigrants from various countries. I often encounter issues revolving around immigration, however these issues seldom stand alone. They tend to be connected to preexisting or more general topics.  Besides immigrants, I also provide therapy for people dealing with medical issues, and elderly people and their family members. Below you will find some examples of issues I treat:

  • Existential issues/issues regarding personal identity, purpose and meaning of life and death, leading to questions such as:
    • Who am I?
    • Am I (good) enough?
    • What purpose does my life have?
    • How can I give my life purpose?
  • Issues connected to change in life environment and culture
  • Issues revolving around forming/committing to/dealing with/breaking off romantic relationships
  • Issues revolving around (finding) work
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Feeling down/depressed
  • Issues of trust (trusting yourself, others, or your surroundings)
  • Coping with feelings of guilt, jealousy or anger
  • Thoughts, beliefs and fears around dying or surviving
  • Cycle related emotional and behavioral issues (anger, depression, PMS, PMDD)
  • Religious beliefs
  • Acceptance/management of life with a (medical) condition
  • Unexplained cognitive and physical complaints
  • Decline in memory, concentration or attention, behavioral changes in older age
  • Need for (psycho)education of client and/or caretakers about medical/psychological issues and how to deal with them