Online therapy or coaching can be very useful when you feel like you are not making the most of your life or when you suffer from mental stress in any way. There are many benefits and comforts to doing this online: you can improve your personal wellbeing from the comfort of your home, you don’t need to travel anywhere (for those who are housebound) and when you travel a lot or live abroad, you can just take your psychologist along with you. Due to the coronavirus crisis many people have been obligated to continue their therapies online and so online therapy has become mainstream. I have been working online as a psychologist since 2016, so this is not new to me.
The first appointment we can make by email. The sessions will take place via a Skype/ Whatsapp/ Zoom in a normal call or a video call dependent on what you prefer. At the end of the first session I will share a treatment plan with you (at least if I think that I can help you) and you can decide how many and how often you like to plan a session with me and you can stop the therapy whenever you want.
Support from a professional psychologist
My name is Susan Schmeetz and I’m a licensed psychologist from the Netherlands. I intend to help my clients in a holistic and pragmatic way. I have 13 years experience working as a psychologist in different settings. You can find more information about me here.
I am using technics from acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness (MBCT), CBT, EMDR, TRE and coaching. Sessions can be done in Dutch or English.
For an online therapy session (45 minutes) my normal session rate is 74,- euro. Afterwards you will receive an invoice that has to paid before the next session.
If you cancel later than 24 hours before the planned session a fee of 50% of the session rate is reimbursed.
How to book an online session
If you have any question or would like to book a session please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
When you are not confident if I am the right therapist for you, I can give you the possibility to start a session with me on Skype for 20 minutes charge free. If you like to continue, after 20 minutes the full session rate of 75 euro will be applied for the remaining 25 minutes. Please let me know before the beginning of the initial session if this applies to you. Also if I feel that I can not help you further I can maybe get you in touch with a psychologist who has a different specialization then me or give you some tips that help you on the right path.
Fields of expertise
As a online psychologist I have experience with helping people who want to get more out of their life or who are suffering from mental health problems like for example stress, trauma, anxiety, relationship problems, anger, sadness, low self esteem, eating disorders (binge eating/ weight problems), bad habits, addictions etc.
Either way my style as a therapist is to focus on your quality of life and not just on reducing your “symptoms”. In other words I see these mental health problems as quite human, it is normal to be sad, angry or scared at times, but what is most important is that we voor in effectieve and healthy ways and at the same time are moving in our life in a direction that is valuable to us, despite those difficulties. If we start doing that, then often as a side effect those “mental problems” start to reduce. As Jim Carrey puts it:
“Society is collapsing, and people are starting to recognize that the reason they feel like they’re mentally ill is that they’re living in a system that’s not designed to suit the human spirit. “
However I think that online therapy is not helpful for everyone at any moment in life. Some people really need someone close to them or a mental health care service to fall back on if for example a severe depression, addiction or psychosis comes into their life. In those cases I think online therapy is not such a good idea, because I can’t offer you what you need. If you are not sure the problems you are dealing with can be improved with online therapy, just contact me.