At the practice, I provide psychiatric care with medication and psychotherapy. As a medical specialist, I work with the biopsychosocial model of psychiatry. I integrate the medical, psychological, social and cultural factors during assesment, treatment and recovery.
Adults with the following conditions are welcome:
- AD(H)D: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Addiction (assesment and treatment advice)
- Anxiety / Panic
- Trauma (EMDR available as from April 2022)
- Autism (assesment and treatment advice)
Good to know: I consult in English, Dutch and Afrikaans.
To register at the practice, you need the following:
- A referral letter from your GP for Specialized Mental Health and Addiction Care (“gGGZ”), addressed to me and with a request for help in line with what is being treated in the practice. Your GP also provides me with relevant medical information.
- A medication overview of the medication you are currently taking. You can request this from your pharmacy (or general practitioner).
After receiving the referral letter and the medication overview, we will schedule a telephone call of a maximum of 15 minutes. We determine whether the practice is the right place to offer you the best care.
If we agree that we can proceed to the assessment, we will schedule the first three meetings. I will also send you a registration form, privacy statement and financial agreement via a secure email.
Upon receipt of your registration and financial agreement, we create an account for you in Therapieland (an online portal) and prepare two modules for you:
- The intake form (here you can already provide information about important issues that we will discuss during the intake phase. This helps you (and me) think about what is needed for your recovery.
- A module in which you already learn about balance and what is generally good for mental health.
The assessment phase comprise of 3 to 4 interviews of one hour each:
- During our first appointment, we will register you at my practice. We check the privacy statement (everything about you is safe with me) and the financial agreement. Then the real work begins: we make an inventory of your concerns, symptoms, goals and background. We also immediately look at your medical complaints, current medication, and we go through the online intake form together. After the first conversation, I will prepare targeted questionnaires in Therapieland that you can complete at home.
- In our second session,I do a diagnostic interview. We look at the results of your questionnaires and further discover what you need. By looking at the connection between psychological, medical and social factors, we gain more insight into what is needed for your recovery. Sometimes, a second diagnostic appointment is necessary to complete the assessment phase. After this appointment, I will prepare a proposal for treatment.
- In the third (or fourth) appointment, we discuss the advice and draft the treatment plan. Then, we will immediately schedule your treatment appointments and prepare the first eHealth treatment module in your Therapieland platform. If I can’t offer you appropriate treatment, we look at alternatives, and I help you with a referral (always in consultation with your GP).
Rounding things up
Advantages of the practice:
- Intake, diagnosis and treatment by a psychiatrist. Before we start treatment, I perform thorough diagnostics in which we map out all biological, psychological and social factors. Then, we link these factors with your goals and thus arrive at a treatment plan. As a doctor, one also looks at the effect of physical disorders and medication on the psyche.
- Blended care: So-called blended care means the practice works with a combination of online and in-person appointments. Online treatment saves travel time, is safer concerning COVID and fits easily into your working day. In principle, always online, unless meeting in person is necessary or desirable.
- eHealth: free access to your own Therapieland environment. Here you can follow modules, we take questionnaires and there is the possibility to ask questions. Even after your treatment with me, you can always access your assignments in Therapieland.
- Treatment according to the current guidelines, adapted to your specific needs. I follow the current guidelines. However, as a medical specialist, I adjust the care to suit your needs.
- Referral where necessary. Unfortunately, the setting of outpatient psychiatry is not suitable for all forms of treatment. During the assessment phase, we look at the options together. If the practice cannot provide the right help, I will be happy to help you get appropriate assistance.
Reimbursements & rates
The practice does not have contracts with health insurers. In short, this means:
- The best care without restrictions from the health insurer
- The percentage of your reimbursement depends on your policy: with a reimbursement policy (“restitutiepolis”), you will be reimbursed 80-100%, with a “natura” policy 60-75% will be reimbursed.
- That you contact your insurer before our first session to confirm the percentage they compensate and whether permission is needed for care in practice.
- That you pay the bill to the practice and claims back from to the insurer
in terms of costs the following might serve as a general guideline:
If we only do the assessment without treatment the cost is around €791.10 and the average price for ten sessions of 45-60 minutes: €1591.00These are average rates, intended as an indication. Your final invoice — which your health insurer reimburses partially or completely — may be higher or lower. You cannot derive any rights from these examples.
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