Below you will find the current waiting times for treatment at L-Psychology.
|Waiting times||Intake after Registration||Treatment after Intake|
|Generalistic GGZ||2 weeks||1 week|
|Specialist GGZ||3 weeks||3 weeks|
Everyone’s got what it takes to face the problems life sometimes presents, we’re just not always aware of it when we need to.
This is the motto Saskia Lamers of L-Psychology adheres to. She will gladly support you facing your problems when help is needed.
L-Psychology offers accessible, professional care. The approach is positive, personal and flexible. The treatment revolves around you and your needs instead of your problem or possible disorder.
Psychological help can be confrontational and emotional. Saskia creates a safe environment, in which everything can be discussed, even when it's hard to do so.
Saskia is an experienced registered psychologist who continually develops her knowledge. She uses multiple contemporary techniques, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) aimed at positive behavioral change to maximize human potential for a rich, full and meaningful life, and Eye Movement Desentisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), a therapy proven to be effective in treatment of trauma and anxiety among others.
When we have to deal with painful events and experiences in our life, we can usually come to terms with ourselves, yet sometimes we get stuck. At these times, someone helping you to sort out your thoughts and feelings might be very usefull to get your life back on track.
When you’re dealing with psychological problems and you want to do something about them, when you feel the need to self-examine or you simply wish to enhance your personal growth, L-psychology can help you to achieve such.
The decision to get psychological help can be difficult, but is certainly no sign of weakness or even plain incapability. It indicates that you value your health and quality of life. It also requires effort, the willingness to self-examine, commitment and above all, courage to change and address things differently.
Frequent complaints can be:
• Anger issues
• Grief issues
• Self-esteem issues
• Inexplicable physical complaints
• Relationship problems
• Life and identity questions
• Expat life issues
• Workplace issues
During our first meeting, we discuss your main issue and explore your needs and expectations. Consequently we decide on the objectives we’re aiming to achieve, which method and approach will be best suited for your treatment and the number of consultations the treatment will consist of.
If we conclude a form of treatment is applicable and I can’t offer such, a proper referral will be made.
During the treatment, we work on the objectives initially discussed. We can do this either face to face or online, depending on your preference. You may receive assignments at the end of a session. Consequently, you will not only develop yourself during the sessions, but also inbetween them. You will apply new insights to your daily life. During the treatment, we regularly evaluate to see if everything is developing according to your needs. If necessary, we will adjust the treatment plan.
When you have reached your desired objectives, time has come to discuss how to make sure this change will be permanent and come up with a relapse prevention plan.
Naturally, everything we discuss is strictly confidential. This also applies to all data I record. Consultation with third parties is a possibility if appropriate, but only with your express consent.
The first meeting preferably takes place at my office in Haarlem. This one-on-one consultation is essential for assessing the complaints and establishing a fitting treatment plan. After this, treatment can eather take place in my office or online. Nevertheless, it is also possible to follow the entire treatment, including the first meeting, online. When this applies to you we converse through Skype which offers free and secure chat and phone/video conferencing options.
My name is Saskia Lamers (1972). My method is positive, honest and direct. Working as a team to achieve your objectives is very important to me. I value a trustworthy, non-judgemental and secure environment, in which everyone is treated with genuine interest and empathy.
Therapy is custom work, designed to meet your specific needs and skills. It is therefore different with every client, and it is this variety that makes my work so interesting.
I assume everybody is equipped to deal with his or her problems in life. As a therapist, I can only help you find your way, within your personal capacity. Witnessing your personal growth greatly motivates me.
I have over 15 years of experience within the field of mental health care. As a dutch BIG-registered mental health care psychologist, I use various psychological approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), especially ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), mindfulness, solution-focussed therapy, psychodynamic therapy, client-focused therapy and EDMR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
I graduated in psychology from Leiden University and hold a doctorate (equivalent to a Master’s degree). I completed a four-year course in psychodynamic therapy and pursued a postgraduate certificate in Health Care Psychology (BIG). Additionally I continuously take courses to futher advance my knowledge and skills.
Mental health care psychologist (BIG-register) 99916831025
NIP National Institute of Psychologists
ACBS Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
ACBS BeNe Dutch Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
NVGzP Dutch Association for Mental Health Care Psychologists
LVVP National Association for Independent Psychologists and Psychotherapists in Independent Practice
To register or learn more about L-Psychology you can fill out the contact form below or call +31(0)6 - 411 893 36.
During consultations, I will not answer my phone. When you state your name and phone number on the voicemail, I can get back to you as soon as possible.
Drs. Saskia Lamers
Richard Holkade 14
2033 PZ Haarlem
tel. +31 (0)6 – 411 893 36
L-psychology is located in business complex 'Blauwe Wetering' and easy to reach using public transport. Upon entering, you can sign up in the main hall at L-psychology using the screen of 'the Digital Concierge'.