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International therapy and coaching

BrightMind provides psychological services for Dutch and for international clients living in the Netherlands. BrightMind is led by registered psychologist Drs. Roy Kamienchik and provides tailored and client centered service. The services include effective therapy and coaching for adults and adolescents and are delivered in English, and Hebrew (and soon in Dutch). Importantly, there is no waiting list and no need for a referral from a GP (huisarts).

Both therapy and coaching are meant to support and help you, the client, in attaining a certain desirable change. However both approaches somewhat differ from each other in style and goals.

Read more about the therapy and coaching and/or contact me.

 

Testimonials:

-“I did one year of therapy with Roy, and definitely recommend him for anyone searching for the right therapist. Roy creates a welcoming and open atmosphere, is very down-to-earth and shows that he genuinely cares. I originally started therapy with him because I wanted to get to know myself better, and was thrilled to have found a therapist who is an expat just like me. After a year of therapy, I left with the added knowledge of useful coping mechanisms, allowing me to deal with the uncertainties and stressors of life in a calmer and healthier manner. Overall, I made a very positive experience!”

-“The most significant aspect of Roy is his care and interest in you as a patient. This truly makes the entire process feel very friendly and comfortable. You are heard and your wishes are always taken into account. The sessions can be flexible and tailored to your need. Highly recommended.”

-“I had therapy with Roy for almost a year, every week. Throughout my entire treatment, I felt very understood and Roy genuinely cares for his patients- its not just his job. The atmosphere is nice and actually made made me open up to things I have never allowed myself to talk about. I really appreciate his caring attitude, his creative ways of learning and the progress I made during therapy. Even though I terminated my treatment, I know that I can always go back if I have an issue. Thank you!”

-“I met Roy at a time when I was experiencing strong psychological distress, while faced with difficult life decisions. After a few sessions, I already felt empowered to make those decisions and live with their implications and the uncertainty that they entailed. After a few months of therapy, I was clearly more skilled with dealing with episodes of anxiety and other emotional issues. Within a year, much of the fears, tensions and stress that had slowly accumulated over my entire life was dissolved. It is much more natural now to deal with all kinds of problems and to positively embrace life at every level and in every context. I am very grateful to Roy for his patience, attentiveness, gentleness and remarkable sensitivity.”

-“Roy helped me overcome my fear of flying in a couple of session. I have a pretty strong will, so I tried for years to overcome it by myself and failed. Things like rationalizing the experience or controlling the fear did more damage then help I couldn’t fly more than 3 hours, and only accompanied by my wife and using magnesium pills. Since then I flew all the way to Bali, stopped taking pills and recently I even did my first solo flight. It was such a liberating experience and I’m forever grateful for Roy’s help.”

 

Press appearance:

Isolation, mental health and the Dutch weather: an interview with a psychologist in Leiden

 

Other affiliations and registrations:

Therapeutisch Centrum Leiden

Ithaca Psychotherapie Praktijk 

It’s Complicated

International Therapist Directory

NIP registrar (type NIP #228307)