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Here you will find information about my practice and frequently asked questions. If you find there are things not addressed below, contact me. I would be happy to help.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started with services?
After you submit a request via my contact page, I will contact you within 24hrs to schedule a complimentary 20min video consultation. This consultation allows us to discuss the therapy options available to you along with available times, days and cost of sessions. Afterward, should you feel comfortable moving forward, we will schedule a weekly standing appointment. Prior to your first session I will send you an email invite to my client portal where you will complete the necessary intake paperwork.
Rates are based upon competitive pricing for my level of experience in my local area. I have 16years experience and senior level training. Due to servicing a large global clientele, rates may vary based upon the exchange rate and your country of location. I will discuss fees with you for your local area upon consultation and review your financial abilities.
Europe: Fees include VAT and are paid in Euro
Individual 50-min Session - 130 Euro
Couples 55-min Session - 150 Euro
Family 55-min Session - 150 Euro
Clients located in USA: Fees are listed on my Psychology Today Profile in US dollars.
Military Families: Fees evaluated based upon pay grade in consultation.
Payment is accepted via:
Online bank transfer, or Wise
For clients based in the USA Only: Visa, Mastercard, PayPal
If you have questions about any of the information here or would like to talk with me about getting started, I offer a free
20-minute consultation. Contact me to arrange a time.
What does intake paperwork entail?
Once we decide to work together, I will send you forms electronically that outline privacy and confidentiality requirements along with my office policies and fee agreement. You will also complete an assessment questionnaire about your personal, family, and relationship history along with some anxiety or depression questionnaires to determine how to best support you.
What can I expect in my first session?
You and I will review your intake forms together and answer any questions you may have about the process, then set therapeutic goals. We shall discuss your reasons for seeking counseling, goals you hope to achieve while attending therapy and potential duration of treatment. The first session is focused on defining the problem area and expectations for change.
Who can use your counseling services?
I work with adults age 18 years old and over. I am able to provide international online therapy globally. Many of my clients are based in Europe, the UK and throughout the USA. I also serve US Military Families in Europe.
Where are your counseling services located?
For in person sessions I work from an office at Amstel 182, Amsterdam, Netherlands . For online sessions I'm located in my private confidential home. I will soon have office hours in Haarlem off of Wagenweg close to the center.
Will my sessions be confidential?
All sessions and communications with me are strictly private and confidential. At no point will any of your information be shared with others unless there is a serious risk of harm to yourself or a child. I will review this with you in your first session and you will receive a written copy of my privacy and confidential policies.
What is therapy or counseling like?
Therapy, also called psychotherapy or counseling, is the process of meeting with a therapist to resolve problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and/or somatic responses (sensations in the body). It is an in depth conversation with someone to fully listen, support and guide you. Sessions are scheduled weekly and are 50-60 minutes in duration. This is an industry standard time allotment for individuals and couples that has proven effective in studies. Longer sessions that are often marketed now a days, are not always more effective. They can lead to information overload, mental saturation as well as emotional exhaustion making the session far less effective. Sessions are ideally structured, efficient and effective for constructive emotional processing.
Why don't you accept insurance?
At this time, I am not working with Dutch insurance providers nor any Expat private insurance providers. Most insurance companies do not reimburse for couples or family counseling and require a mental health diagnosis for any type of therapy whether individual, couples or family in order for the service to be reimbursable and deemed "medically necessary". The majority of individuals do not fit into this category.
In regards to military, I am not in network with Tricare so cost for services are paid up front out of pocket. In some cases, dependents may be approved for off installation services to be reimbursed. Please check with Tricare or your private insurance provider.
How many sessions will I need to feel better?
The number of sessions necessary greatly varies from client to client depending on their current level of emotional well being, life history, previous counseling and support system. Some individuals simply need a safe space for a phase of life adjustment with a trained empathetic person and are feeling better in about 10 sessions, while others dealing with more chronic or cyclical problems may need up to 20+ sessions.
Your privacy is important to me. Read my policy here.