Dr. Raphaela Carrière Psychologist, BA, MSc, PhD, CCTP, NIP. Face-to-face & Online Consultations

I am a Dutch psychologist with an international background working in Switzerland, serving The Greater Geneva Area. I support sensitive adults and adolescents seeking to navigate their unique personal challenges in the various stages of their lives. Personal development has always driven me and thus asking the questions that are pertinent to our challenges and maintaining inner clarity to be able to hear the answers when they come are key in this process. One of the most important things that I have learned in my search for meaning and my drive for personal growth, is the need for self-compassion and self-healing. 

Background. I am registered with the Dutch Association of Psychologists (PSYCHOLOGY NIP no. 227469), and am fluent in both English and Dutch.
Experience. I have experience working with a range of issues stemming from transitions, relocation, relationship difficulties, bullying in the workplace, grief, stress and trauma. Often these can lead to anxiety and/or depression. 
Apart from working with individuals and couples, I have also specialised in the field of Giftedness (High Potential, HP) and Twice-Exceptionality throughout the lifespan. I help adults/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. For more information about this, please visit my website.
Academic Background. I received my Bachelor degree – a double major in Psychology & 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) and 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 Effective Intuition Professional 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 Psychosexual Couple Counselling as well as in Mindfulness Based Interventions for Children and Teens.
Additional Training. In light of my continued education, I regularly attend, have attended and continue to attend both live and online workshops, trainings, conferences and certification courses in a wide range of topics including: Trauma Treatment, Poly Vagal Informed Trauma Treatment, Psychosexual Couple Counselling, Bereavement Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness in Counselling, Psychological Assessment, Giftedness, Neuro-Physiological Psychology, Energy Medicine, Energy Psychology, Effective Intuition, Meditation, Music Therapy, Blame Mindset, Diet Culture in Teens, Davis Dyslexia, Neuron Learning, Reiki, Shiatsu, Early Childhood Development (ECD), Sexual Violence in Humanitarian Setting, I am also experienced in using the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model.
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 and I will get back to you as soon as possible. For more details visit my websites or follow me on Facebook at @Dr.RaphaelaCarriere.