Born and raised on Curaçao, a small, beautiful and sunny island in the Caribbean Sea. In 2003, I moved to the Netherlands to study Psychology
In 2004, I was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Followed by a number of other conditions, Sjogren’s syndrome (Non- Sicca) and a metabolic disorder. I have a lot of understanding for other people with chronic illnesses, mental health problems and disabilities. I know how difficult it can be to combine daily tasks, social life and work if you can not function optimally, due to health issues. The holistic approach has always appealed to me, I’ve noticed that I feel the best when everything in my life is balanced, mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Professional background and experience
My passion is to encourage and empower others to become the best they can be! I have a Master’s degree in Health Psychology and work experience as a basic psychologist, social worker, home care assistant and tutor for people with a disability. I have work experience with different groups, people from different cultures and all ages, so I can also serve a wide audience; from children, youth, adults to the elderly. In my counseling and coaching sessions, I always consider factors such as background, culture, personality, intelligence, and faith.
I think it is important to keep developing myself professionally, so I will keep on studying, retraining and learning. In 2016 I attended a course to become a certified “experience expert coach” for people with chronic disease. As a psychologist/ coach and counselor, I keep my knowledge up to date by following courses and training from the professional board of associations. I’m a member of NIP (the Dutch national association for psychologists). Member nr. 226125.
I’m also training to be a holistic coach, I hope to complete my training in anatomy, physiology, nutrition, basic medical knowledge, diet, supplements, and health soon. My goal is to combine all of these professional, personal knowledge and experience in my coaching practice in order to help others in a professional and compassionate way.
Please feel free to contact me, if you have any questions. The first meeting is free and without commitment!