After completing my clinical psychology degree at Leiden University, I wanted to go into practice as soon as possible, and did everything possible to achieve this. In October 2015 I started working at MC Loudon. In collaboration with the GPs, I have become our mental health care practice support officer, a function rarely even considered within a GP practice. As a practice support officer and psychologist, I help patients with psychological complaints. I listen carefully to the patient's problems and care requests, and after a careful inventory I give advice relating to their treatment. I myself give short-term treatment and advice to patients. In addition, I refer patients for treatment in basic or specialised mental health care when necessary. All of the above-mentioned activities I conduct in cooperation with and under the responsibility of our GPs. I think it's important to listen to and understand every patient and to provide that helping hand that he or she needs. I am delighted when we find the right path together. Among other things, I offer treatment for anxiety disorders, lethargy, low self esteem, grief and work-related issues.