A special note here about the Expat life in Amsterdam: Living abroad can reveal our fears and insecurities, and we often move to another country just because we want to escape from them… Only to realize later on that this is not a solution and that we took these feelings along with us in our suitcase! If you feel lost, sharing with someone who has experience in this kind of situation, can help you a lot in finding a new perspective for your expat project or in finding the best way to return home and make a new start there.
Expat Therapist in Amsterdam
About 75% of my clients are expatriates here in Amsterdam and therefore I work mostly in English language. Over the years I have supported hundreds of people from different nationalities. Here’s a list of countries of origin of expat clients I’ve worked with:
Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Switzerland, Greece, Russia, South-Korea, India, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New-Zealand, South-Africa, Brazil, Mexico, USA, Canada.
Supporting people from different cultures from all over the world is a joy for me. I definitely feel like a world citizen!
In case you prefer to work with a male therapist, rather than a female therapist, for all Expat-related issues I recommend my partner Dr. Somesh Valentino Curti as he is an excellent Expat psychologist available to Italian and English speaking clients.
He has lived the expat-life in India, Greece and has been living and working in Amsterdam for more than 7 years. He is a member of NIP (Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen) and of EuroPsy enabled to give entitled clients the possibility of reimbursement for psychological support sessions according to the Dutch health insurance system. More information about Somesh Valentino’s practice here.
His areas of expertise include:
Expat process: Support for expats during their integration process so that they find their own way to express themselves and their abilities.
Relationships: Help with finding a way out of your couple conflicts in order to start experiencing relationships with joy again, by means of individual and couple sessions.
Sexuality: Support in letting go of your sexual problem, understanding your sexuality better and discovering how to experience and enjoy it.
Addiction to food (anorexia, bulimia), sex (porn, prostitutes, compulsive behavior), relationships, gambling, substances (drugs, alcohol), money, work, shopping etc. Dr. Curti will help you find an appropriate strategy for your specific addiction and start opening up to life again.