Dr. Raphaela Carrière Psychologist BA, MSc, PhD, CCTP, NIP

Online Consultations. Dutch psychologist with international background, works worldwide. Helps individuals seeking to navigate their unique personal challenges with emphasis on self-compassion and self-healing. Development focused Couples Counseling


I am registered with the Dutch Association of Psychologists and am fluent in both English and Dutch. (PSYCHOLOOG NIP) 


I have experience working with a range of issues for Individuals stemming from transitions, relocation, relationship difficulties, bullying in the workplace, grief, stress and trauma. Often these can lead to anxiety or depression. 

I also do Development focussed Couples work; support in crisis, support with making big decisions, or just looking to grow and connect more deeply as a couple. (Online sessions)
Apart from working with individuals and couples, I have also specialised in the field of Giftedness and Twice-Exceptionality. I help adults and adolescents reconnect with their true selves and navigate the unique challenges associated with being gifted, such as perfectionism, underachievement, imposter syndrome, multi-potentiality, heightened intensity, extreme sensitivity and issues in channeling creativity.

I also support Parents in the challenging and often lonely task of raising gifted children and advocating for their children’s special needs in school. 
Academic Background.

  • I received my Bachelor's degree – a double major in Psychology and International Relations – from Webster University, Leiden, The Netherlands (1993).
  • Continuing my education in the Netherlands, I earned my Masters of Science in Psychology (cum laude) from the University of Leiden (1996)
  • I received my PhD from the Department of Clinical and Developmental Psychology at the University of Groningen (2009).
  • I have also completed the four-year Certification Course Professional Intuition Practitioner from the Center for Effective Intuition, Haarlem, The Netherlands (2017).
  • I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP -registered with the International Trauma Training Institute) as well as a GIST-T Certified Trainer of Trainers in Stress and Trauma relief.
  • I further hold a certificate in the Polyvagal Theory-Guided Approach to Therapy (Deb Dana), as well as in Mindfulness Based Interventions for Children and Teens.
  • I have completed training in Psychosexual Couple Counselling.
  • I am a graduate of the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy Training under Ellyn Bader Ph.D. at the Couples Institute
  • I have completed level 1 and level 2 Internal Family Systems (IFS) trainings as well as various IFS workshops including trauma and neuroscience and Daily Parts Meditation Practice.
  • Additionally, I hold a certificate from the IFS Institute for working with couples/relationships (Training: Intimacy From the Inside Out, IFIO).
Additional Training.

In light of my continued education, I regularly attend both live and online workshops, trainings, conferences and certification courses on a wide range of topics.

Current continued professional development enrolments (2021) include:
  • Advanced level training Couples Counseling and mentoring at under Ellen Bader Ph.D. and Peter Pearson, Ph.D. at The Couples Institute
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS), advanced level trainings and workshops including Addictions & Eating Disorders; Trauma & Neuroscience; and Depression, Anxiety & Shame.
I offer a 20 minute free consultation via telephone during which we can chat to ensure that our expectations are aligned. If you want to book an appointment or schedule a 20 minute chat, simply send me a message at info@raphaelacarriere.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.