Sometimes we lose sight of the way ahead.
Together, we can help you to discover your own unique path forward.
My name is Kim, and I am a mental health counselor (counseling psychologist). I offer counseling to help couples/partners and individuals move forward on their own unique paths, because there is no one way that is right for everyone. In counseling/therapy, we will work towards your goals, at your pace, discovering the approach that works best for you. Additionally, I am Senior Faculty and a Clinical Supervisor at Webster University in Leiden, where I teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, and provide clinical supervision to graduate students in the Masters of Counseling Psychology program.
As an American who has been living in the Netherlands since 2002, I understand well the complexities of the immigrant/expat experience—what it means to try to fit into a new culture and how it feels to leave people, places, memories, and perhaps even parts of yourself, behind. I have also experienced the complexities of cultural differences in relationships. And like many people, I know what it means to face tough decisions and uncertainty, to struggle but also to progress, and to be confronted with the “big” questions of life.
I believe in human resilience and our ability to grow, especially when we have a safe space to explore ourselves and the challenges we face. With this in mind, I approach clients in a non-judgmental and empathetic manner, appreciating that while, as human beings we share many commonalities, we are also unique.
MA Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling, Webster University Leiden; The Netherlands
BA Psychology, Webster University Leiden; The Netherlands
BA Liberal Arts, Concentration: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA; United States
CERTIFICATES / ADDITIONAL TRAINING
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Levels 1, 2 and 3
Emotion-Focused (Process-Experiential) Therapy for Individuals Level 1
GSRD (Gender, Sex, Relationship Diversity) Aware Trainer via Pink Therapy
Integrative Sex & Couples Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional via Integrative Sex Therapy Institute
Assessing and Treating Sex Issues in Therapy; certification in process via The Institute for Relational Intimacy
Regularly attend workshops, trainings, and seminars to keep up to date with a variety of counseling methods
Registercounsellor ABvC® (Member of SCAG) ; number: 118254
Registertherapeut BCZ® ; license number: 200031R
Psycholoog NIP® ; number: 227549
APA International Affiliate; number: 0096-6258
If you have any questions, or to schedule a phone consultation/appointment, you may call, email or submit the contact form on this page. I am usually able to respond within 24 hours. If you don't receive a timely email response, please check your spam/junk folder, or call/text me on the number below.
The practice is located in Zuid, Amsterdam (address is provided to clients) and is easily reached by public transport. Street parking is available at Euro 4,50/hr.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands