Mental healthcare <br/>begins with people
begins with people
"I am convinced that my own experience as an expat helps me to understand and relate to difficulties experienced by the expat community ."
Meet our staff
Mental health care begins with people, which is why our most unique resource is our staff of caring and deeply-committed individuals. Some have travelled thousands of miles to enhance their training and education. Others are, besides their training, either expats themselves or from international families, and they want to use their experience and skills to help our clients.
Board of directors:
Ms. Carien Pille, Managing Director
Ms. Chloé Ansari Moein, Psychiatrist/Medical Director
Componence Asset List
Tessa van der Meiden
All of these experiences turned out to be the perfect drive for understanding differences and similarities between people, and why it may be harder for some to adjust to new countries than others. Tessa is also very interested in other facets of mental health that people experience regardless of where they live, having specialised in trauma, depression, and grief. She believes in the benefits of a holistic approach, because people underestimate how many factors can influence mental health, and is constantly working towards leading a balanced lifestyle herself by making time for the activities she enjoys, such as baking, yoga, going to the gym, and street photography. At PsyQ International, Tessa is especially interested in learning and applying different forms of therapy, not only learning from her mentors but also in partnership with her clients, to see what is and isn’t effective for different people.
Tessa would like to become a certified cognitive behavioral therapist in the future as well as continuing to do research, and possibly working in a forensic setting.