The treatment that suits you

Whatever treatment you need, is very personal. Therefore, we always look at your current living situation. Where you stand and what you need? In the first interview, we will find the treatment that suits you. Maybe that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combined with EMDR, maybe a mindfulness suits more to you right now. At this time you can come to us for the following therapies:

Getting started with your thoughts

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a treatment that focuses on thoughts and behavior. This type of therapy is used for various complaints, such as depression and anxiety disorders.

In Cognitive Behavioral you will learn to look differently to problems. Together with your therapist you investigate the interaction between thoughts, feelings and behavior.

Overall cognitive behavioral is a short-term treatment.

For more information (and video's) about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, how it works and for what type of complaints it is usable, you can look at the website of the Association for Behavioral- and cognitive therapies:

Marije Feenstra is a member of the VGCT and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist in training.

Processing intens experiences

Eye Movement Desentisisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a treatment technique that aims to handle complaints arising after an unpleasant experience. Sometimes a traumatic event causes intrusions. For example, by flashbacks or nightmares. As a result, other problems arise, such as irritability, fatigue and easily startled.

EMDR is scientifically researched. The treatment is used effectively to problems that arise after a traumatic event, or low self-esteem and some phobias. Treatment is often short-term. Marije Feenstra is EMDR Europe Practitioner and member of the VEN. Onno Beets is also a very experienced trauma therapist.

Living in the here and now

Mindfulness means 'paying full attention'. By practicing mindfulness you learn to bring your attention in the here and now. You are aware of your experience at this time and your senses.

This helps conscious living. You are as it were 'less on autopilot'. Mindfulness has added value in a variety of complaints, such as depression, stress and chronic pain.

At Feelgood Psychology we integrate mindfulness in treatments with Marije Feenstra. She followed her education as mindfulness trainer at the Center for Mindfulness in Amsterdam. On request, we have the opportunity to follow an individual mindfulness course. Would you rather follow a group training? It can with our partner Beyond Mindfulness.

Working practical together

Private coaching and therapy can be aimed at preventing psychological symptoms, here we focus on increasing your physical and mental resilience to ensure that you stay healthy and we can address any incipient complaints as early as possible. Private coaching could also be focused on complaints that are not reimbursed by your health insurance (this can include: stress, sexual problems, study-problems). In the case of private coaching and therapy, there are no data provided to the insurance and no referral from the GP is needed.

Coming to insights while walking

Coaching while we take a walk and discussing your life can be a nice combination between talking about your health and also work directly on it. You literally move and so provide direct care of yourself. Walking literally puts you in motion and being outside provides a fresh look at things. You make endorphin and serotonin by moving. The Vondelpark may be the location for walking coaching, but a different location is possible ofcourse.

healthcare in your own space and environment

E-health (email consultations) can be an excellent way to integrate the work on your health and development in your busy life. This may also be an option if you live farther away from Amsterdam or because digital appointments fit you more for another reason .
The implementation of e-health is possible in different ways; therapy/ coaching sessions entirely based on e-health, Another possibility is to alternate face-to-face meetings with e-health.

All treatments offered at Feelgood Psychology are in the Basic mental health care (BGGZ). look here for more information about rates and fees.