Hello, my name is Roy and I am a practicing psychologist (therapist). I have a master’s degree in clinical psychology and a master’s degree in social-organizational psychology. Additionally I am trained and licensed in Schema Therapy.
I work with adults on an individual basis using an integrative approach with a focus on schema-therapy, cognitive behavioral interventions, interventions from mindfulness-based approaches (such as acceptance commitment therapy), and psychodynamic methods.
I grew up in Israel where I completed my bachelor’s degree in psychology and film studies, and my first master’s degree in social-organizational psychology. I moved to the Netherlands where I completed a master’s degree in clinical psychology at Leiden University. I have attained vast experience in a variety of clinical settings both in Israel and in the Netherlands. Alongside my clinical work, I have worked for several consultancy firms as an organizational psychologist, mostly focusing on NGO’s.
I offer treatment in English, Dutch, and Hebrew.
I am a registered psychologist at the Ministry of Health in Israel. In the Netherlands I am a NIP psychologist (Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen). Additionally I am internationally trained and licensed as a Schema Therapist within the ISST (International Society of Schema Therapy).
More about my style and approach:
As a therapist I do my best to create a warm and safe environment. The therapy sessions become a unique, and personalized space. In this space I do my best for you to feel understood, validated and be able to bring your own unique outlooks and terminology in the process of healing, coping with hardships and growing.
I aspire to assist the people I see to gain better awareness and deeper insights into their hardships, suffering, patterns of behavior and thinking. I take an integrative approach inspired by both my ongoing process of education and experience in the field as well as by my passions: art, philosophy, music, dancing, cinema, photography, nature and the meaningful connections with the people in my life.
My approach is also integrative in the sense that it is collaborative. Namely, I strive to help my clients bring their own passions, ideals an inner world terminology in the therapy, and in doing so having the agency in leading their process of growth.
I believe that therapy extends beyond the therapy session, which means that I would do my best to remain present and available for you in between our sessions in moments where extra support, guidance and reassurance are needed.
I wish you a fruitful and meaningful process of therapy.