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Therapy in Amsterdam

Looking for Therapy in Amsterdam?

(You can learn more about the professional training and experience of Dr. Melissa Parks HERE)

I´m an American psychologist with a master´s degree and PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology. I’m also a member of the Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP, Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen).

Though I´m originally from the United States, I lived in Madrid, Spain for 7 years prior to relocating to Amsterdam. My international training and experience working with clients from around the world, along with my own experience of living abroad, puts me in a unique opportunity to work with clients who are seeking counseling while living outside of their home country.

While living in Madrid I had a private therapy practice geared towards working with international professionals, entrepreneurs, expats, study abroad students and other individuals living a global lifestyle. I also worked as a psychologist at Madrid´s leading multilingual therapy clinic alongside psychologists from various parts of the world. I now offer therapy to individuals through my private practice located in Amsterdam.

Concerns that I treat in therapy include:

I have experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I also frequently incorporate mindfulness and self-compassion into therapy. One of the first things we´ll work on in sessions is to help you to establish your therapy goals and to ensure that the treatment plan meets your individual needs and preferences.

In order to get the most out of therapy, it’s very important to work with a psychologist that you feel comfortable with. For this reason, I offer a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation so that you can get an idea of whether or not I might be a good fit for you as a therapist. You can also use this time to ask me any questions you might have about therapy, my approach and experience or about your specific concerns.

Would you like to set up this complimentary session, or ask me a question?

If so, please complete the form below or email me at

Alternatively, you can call me at +31 626 12 76 46. Please leave me a message with your name and phone number and I will return to you as soon as possible.

F.A.Q.  About My Private Practice in Amsterdam

What are the fees for therapy?

Individual sessions are 100 euros, which includes a 50-minute session as well as a homework assignment between sessions that relates to your therapy goals

Do you accept insurance?

I am currently not affiliated with any Dutch insurance companies. However, some International insurance providers may be able to reimburse the cost of therapy. Please consult your insurance provider to find out if therapy will be covered, as well as how many sessions will be covered.

Where is your office located at?

My practice is located next to Vondelpark, at Van Eeghenlaan 27, 1071 EN Amsterdam.

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