Welcome

Nice to meet you, my name is Dea Boom (1988) and I’m the owner of Psychologist Groningen. I’d like to tell you a bit about myself and my background, so that you’ll know who’ll be sitting in front of you.

Education and experience

I graduated in 2012 as a psychologist at the University of Groningen. I found the inner life of humans so fascinating and colourful, that I gladly started working at a couple of practices to gain work experience. I have learned a lot about different treatment methods and I express my own vision of the work through my own practice, Psychologist Groningen, since 2021.

 

In 2020 I graduated to become a gestalt therapist. After this I started to delve into Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS), polyvagal theory, the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) and neurobiology. Besides since 2016 I enjoy teaching my own developed course ‘How to deal with fear of failure’ to students at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen.

How do I help you?

In my life, personally and professionally, I strive to be respectful towards others. The differences between people make our lives richer and more fascinating and that’s why I’m always curious to know about what drives you and makes you the person that you are today. I will meet you from an attitude of trust and openness. I suspect this is one of the reasons why I get the feedback that clients don’t feel judged by me and feel that they can talk about anything, no matter how difficult the subject.

 

Other feedback that I get is that I radiate a sense of calm. I try to work from awareness as much as possible. This means that I take advantage of what’s happening between you and me in the therapy room. Say that I notice that I’m being distracted so we can explore this together. You may feel very lonely at the time or maybe you find it difficult to engage into a deeper contact with someone else. By offering you a safe environment where you can be challenged, we can open up new possibilities that you can integrate into your daily life.

Personal

Since 2020 I have been working from home in my own practice. Above the practice I live together with my husband and it’s a place where I can relax by playing the saxophone, dancing, gaming and being together with friends and family. I’m never afraid to show myself in therapy. I’m only a human being too and if it fits, I can show you how I deal with life. Because if I can do it, so can you.

 

I won’t tell you what to do. It’s my goal to help you become aware of what you’re doing and how that feels so that I can help you do the things that feel right for you, with your head and your heart. Which direction that goes, that’s up to you. I’ll just help you get there.

 

Take a look at what problems I can help you with and how we can work on them.

Client experiences

What I like about Dea is her calmness and accessibility. With you I can drop my shield without being afraid you will take advantage. She has given me useful tools and leads if I get stuck. Dea knows how to do her job and is very professional. She knows exactly when she has to help you and when she has to let you struggle a bit yourself.

Daniël, 22 years

Her calm appearance and listening ear make you feel comfortable quickly. Dea knows how to get to the heart of the matter with her treatment that she specifically tailors to every person. You are always welcome, with a tear and with a laugh. The sessions can be hard of course, but we can also laugh now and then. I have been helped very well!

Holly, 20 years

Dea let me puzzle for myself by listening well and by asking questions why I got stuck in certain situations and gave me the tools I needed to deal with it. Thank you again for this.

Robert, 61 years

Because of her calm appearance I felt immediately at ease with Dea. By asking good questions she helped me understand situations better and see them in a different light. I got a lot out of our conversations together and can recommend her care. You are in good hands with Dea.

Nina, 42 years

A peaceful and welcoming atmosphere that makes it easy to open up. It doesn’t only feel like solving problems, but more as an open conversation.

Leo, 19 years

Dea helped me a lot to get my thoughts and feelings together and to understand myself a little bit better. With her aid I managed to get through some difficult times and she didn’t give up on me even when I was about to. Smart, professional and a delightful personality.

Angelo, 33 years

We have very good experiences with Dea. She is calm, gives good tips and doesn’t use vague language. She has got us back on the right track!

Clara and Hans, 62 and 67 years

Dea has helped me understand myself better when I got stuck on my own. You can have serious conversations with her, but you can also laugh together. This makes it easy to talk to her. I have benefited a lot from our sessions!

Bobbi, 19 years

Dea helps me in my grieving process. She is a very calm and nice person. With Dea I feel safe to talk about all my feelings. She doesn’t judge and resonates with me at the same time. She asks good questions that help me further. She calms me and helps me get more clarity and space in my head.

Petra, 60 years

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