My goal is to help you identify and remove the cause of your psychological and emotional distress. I achieve this through a collaborative effort in which we explore your experiences, thoughts and feelings, and behavior patters, while guiding you to identify goals, create solutions to problems, improve your communication and relationship with others, learn coping skills, strengthen your self-esteem and improve your overall mental health.
I offer non-clinical short-term individual counseling based on guidance and support using tools from two practices: cognitive-behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Along with these, I incorporate mindfulness practices.
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.
We tend to be distracted, either thinking about the past or the future, and we are often judgmental toward the thoughts or feelings we are having. Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, not overly reactive nor overwhelmed by what is going on around us. Mindfulness help us reduce stress, enhance performance, and gain awareness through observing our own mind without attaching to a particular thought, simply observing and letting thoughts be what they are, just thoughts.
I assist with the following:
|Stress & burnout
|Anxiety & depression
||Loss & grief
Modalities of services:
- In-home counseling: in the comfort and privacy of your home (in the Haarlem area).
- Outdoor counseling: at a park or the dunes (in the Haarlem area).
- Virtual counseling: online via a secure 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.
- Reduced fees available for clients in special circumstances.
*all rates include VAT/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.