My goal is to help clients identify and remove the cause of psychological and emotional suffering by getting a deeper understanding of how their minds work. I do this by using a combination of two practices: cognitive-behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
The main thing blocking us from truly knowing ourselves is our beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world. We hold onto these beliefs without realizing that they are simply assumptions, not facts. These beliefs and assumptions have been learned from our family, society, and culture. We accept them as truth, even when these cause us great pain and suffering. CBT can help us learn to identify and question our beliefs.
Acceptance and commitment therapy:
Our past and future are important to us. We carry fond memories from the past and often think of a brighter future, which is normal and healthy. However, certain situations can lead us to rumination and obsession. Thinking over and over what we could have done differently or simply remembering, again and again, our moments of failure. This robs us from being present in the here and now. ACT can help us turn down the chatter in our minds through mindfulness, while accepting that pain is inevitable, and committing to take action to improve our lives based on what we can control.
I assist with the following:
|Stress and burnout
||Loss and grief
Modalities of services:
- In-home counseling: in the comfort and privacy of your home (in the Haarlem area).
- Outdoor counseling: at a park, the beach, or the dunes (in the Haarlem area).
- Virtual counseling: online via your preferred video platform.
The sessions are conducted in Spanish or English. My Dutch language skills are currently at an intermediate B2 level.
I aim to provide an accessible service, without the wait-lists of the Dutch GGZ or your insurance provider, and with an inexpensive hourly rate. Feel free to contact me for a free 15-minute intake to see if my services are a good fit for you.
- In-home and outdoor counseling: €70 per session.
- Virtual counseling: €60 per session (£50 or $65 for those located in the UK and US).
- Reduced fees available for clients in special circumstances.
*all rates include VTA/BTW
Paskay is a private/non-BIG registered practice. Therefore, sessions are not covered by the basic Dutch health insurance.
The fee is payable in full on the day of each appointment. Options for payment include online payment system, bank transfer, or cash if we meet in person.
If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please provide at least 24 hours notice.