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Helping people as a psychologist is our soul’s work. We are very passionate about mental health and care deeply for the people we work with. We are eager to meet you, learn about your unique circumstances, and provide the professional assistance you seek. Looking forward!

Therapy begins with a meaningful connection: You should feel heard, valued and appreciated by your therapist. We are compassionate listeners and our office is a judgment-free zone where you can explore the issues that are causing you stress, unhappiness or frustration.

Ideally, therapy should be a process of ever-deepening conversations that promote insight, acceptance, and clarity. The process can help you have greater compassion for yourself and a better understanding of how to live in a more satisfying way. Learning the reasons that you may feel stuck, sad, anxious or depressed can be extremely liberating.

Clinical psychologist

Drs. T (Taya) Slobodjaniuk - founder of The Hague Psychologist

I was privileged to learn our world by extensive traveling and actually lived in Syria, Switzerland, Belgium, Ukraine, Dubai and Nigeria and worked for several years. With my international mindset as a globe trotter, I visited 47 countries in this world and would love to continue. Don’t let others tell you how amazing the world is, see it for yourself! My education is very broad – Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology, Conflict Management, Child Psychology, Stress Management Coaching & Consultancy Professional, Occupational Psychology and I completed Masterclass Diagnosis and Treatment of the Gifted.

about The Hague Psychologist

Spanish speaking psychologist

NATALIA MARTÍNEZ GARCÍA

My goal is to help you grow from your struggles and move forward in your life. I will give you the tools so that your problems do not define your life. I believe every person has a powerful story and deserves respect. I work to understand the goals and concerns of the individuals I meet. I use a variety of tools and activities to help clients examine thoughts, change self-destructive choices, and build on coping skills. I use a combination of techniques and theories, but mostly Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Master degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate degree in Advances Clinical Psychopathology.

Clinical psychologist & AND A BEHAVIOR ANALYST

Kendall Cygan

My heart and passion have resided with psychology ever since I can remember. My passion for helping others, including working with individuals and families, stems from being part of a large family and understanding the importance of support and community. I was born in The United States, where I studied my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Positive Psychology. Alongside my studies, I played volleyball at the highest level. As a student-athlete, I embraced being a team player and the lessons learned from managing your time efficiently between school and sports. After graduating, I explored an area of psychology working with children with autism. This was my first Master's degree (MSc). My interest did not stop there, with the urge to pursue my passion of helping others. I moved to The Netherlands to complete my second Master's Degree, in counseling psychology (MA). I also am registered as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Child & adolescent psychologist and a Behavior Analyst

KELLY FILIPPOPOULOU

The past 10 years, I have been working closely with parents, children and young people with different cultural backgrounds. Building Effective communication, strengthening relations, dealing with emotional & behavioral challenges, working through conflicts, dealing with concentration challenges are some of the areas I will try to support you having a positive and respectful approach. No matter who I work with, my goal is to provide a safe and supporting environment where the person can explore his strengths and cope with any challenges he currently faces. I work closely with parents, caregivers, children, adolescents and young people coming from several different cultural backgrounds. Child and adolescent psychologist - Master (MSc) and a Behavior Analyst.

Spanish & Italian speaking psychologist

LIDIA PARDO ALBA

I was born and raised in Spain, where I studied a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology. Alongside these two and other qualification – including presentation and attendance of conferences – I built up my professional career working in different settings, such as psychological services and associations.

WHAT WE SAY TO PEOPLE CONCERNED ABOUT THE THERAPY PROCESS

First and foremost, you can expect to be heard and understood on a deep level. The beginning of therapy always consists of developing meaningful, accurate and insightful understandings of the current issues you are facing. This may take some time, as we are profoundly wedded to and soothed by the power of the familiar. Even if it’s good, what is new can be difficult. As an active, involved therapists, our goal is to help you look at your life more clearly, to see how coping patterns and styles of relating to yourself and others were once exactly what you needed in order to survive, but these now hold you back from your present life. Your basic personality will not change, but small, yet extremely meaningful modifications can create an entirely different life without having to create an entirely different person. Getting better, regardless of diagnosis, centers on finding your inner voice, gut reactions, and then learning to follow them in a constructive way.