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Tel: +41 (0)76 495 0642

Central Switzerland

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Meet Dr. Eijsermans

The Journey

 

I was born in San Diego, California, U.S.A.  a city and country that was created and defined by immigrants. Growing up and developing in the diverse and culturally rich environment of Southern California exposed me to first hand experience to the challenges, courage, strife, joy, and meaningful growth that come from stepping out of our cultural comfort zones and into new and culturally mixed spaces. Early exposure to people and cultures in this environment and abroad lit my curiosity and respect for our uniqueness as individuals, as well as the healing nature of our connections to one another. Becoming a U.S. licensed Clinical Psychologist, much like many journeys in life, was not linear, and my work in community-based settings, Montessori education, and public service contributed and very much influenced my desire to work therapeutically and assist in uncovering the potential we all possess. My willingness to explore has taken me across the globe and I have spent several years as an expat/transnational, living in Costa Rica, Hong Kong, China, the Netherlands and now Switzerland. I understand not only the excitement and possibility of living abroad, but also the difficulties of moving, raising children, settling, and feeling grounded in a new home.

 

My client-centered, culturally-informed approach reflects a profound appreciation for social and cultural discovery, self-knowledge, empowerment and the uniqueness of every individual; therefore, interventions are guided by what you are specifically needing and where you are in your life development.
My therapeutic orientation is Integrative, grounded in Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rogerian Person-Centered Therapy with integration of Health Psychology, Mindfulness Practices, Eco-therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Systemic Family Therapy approaches, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Hypnosis, Biofeedback, Trauma-Focused CBT, Personal and Professional Coaching, Psychoeducation and Relational approaches to elicit change and assist the individual and/or families in meeting their goals for growth, change and development.
 
My approach to therapy is informed not only by my training in Clinical Psychology and Positive Psychology but also my background in and passion for culture, yoga, meditation and philosophy – a blend that reflects the meaning and alignment of life.
 
Together we will create a truly individualized treatment plan based on you or your family’s unique needs and struggles.

 

Therapeutic
Orientation
Specialties

 

Adjustment

Cultural Adjustment and Acculturation

Repatriation

Life Stage Transitions

Transcultural Identity Development

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Health Psychology

Lifestyle Interventions

Sleep Psychology

Therapy for Depression and Anxiety

Child & Family Therapy

Loss and Bereavement

Work and Career Fulfilment

Stress Management

Chronic Pain

Trauma and Abuse

Eating Disorders and Body Image

Addiction and Substance Misuse (SMART Recovery)

Identity (Gender/Sexuality)

Personal Growth and Exploration

Assessment/Evaluations