Therapy for the expat and LGBTQ+ communities
Are you struggling to find a therapist who really understands what it’s like to be an expat living in the Netherlands? Are you an LGBTQIA+ person worrying about finding an accepting therapist who can really relate to you? Then Therapy with Olivia is the right fit for you! Their team of expat, LGBTQIA+ friendly psychologists are available to help.
Who are they?
Olivia is an American, NIP-registered psychologist with a Master’s in Counselling Psychology with over four years’ experience, specialising in expat and LGBTQIA+ therapy.
On her team is Grace, a British psychologist with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology. She also specialises in working with expats, with a specific focus on grief and working with clients with chronic or long-term illnesses.
Who do they work with?
As expats, the Therapy with Olivia team understands and relates to the type of difficulties and the stress that you might encounter when moving to a new country - anxiety, depression, loneliness, homesickness, and culture shock. They are comfortable working with individuals from a wide variety of cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds. They also have experience in providing gender and sexuality focused counselling and working with grief, trauma, self-harm, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. Whatever the problem may be, they’re here to help you.
Therapy with Olivia aims to provide a safe space for both the expatriate and LGBTQIA+ communities. Whether you fit into only one of these groups or both, the team understands how important finding a therapist who reflects your identities is when building a therapeutic relationship; it allows them to immediately connect and understand you.
What’s their approach?
Therapy with Olivia specifically tailors their approach based on your needs, working primarily using a person-centred approach, meaning that you have the final say in your treatment and you control the topics of discussion. This gives you autonomy and allows them to support you in your own journey of self-discovery. Their goal is to listen closely to your needs and provide you with a supportive, non-judgmental environment in which to share your problems.
Whether you prefer talk-therapy, mindfulness, or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), they will combine techniques to find what best suits you. This may include things such as journaling, thought recording and restructuring, or meditation. They aim to ensure all their clients leave feeling empowered and in control of their lives.
How do they work?
They offer one-on-one therapy, as well as couples therapy, in-person at their office in The Hague, as well as online, via video sessions. Individual sessions last approximately 55 minutes. Accessibility is very important to them, meaning that they offer not only several ways to have a session, but have also set up a sliding scale payment option.
Contact Therapy with Olivia
For more information on individual sessions, the cancellation policy, payment policy, or to set up a free introductory consultation within 24 hours of contact, please email: [email protected] or check their website.
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