Online Expat Counseling

Online expat counseling.

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Barends Psychology Practice offers online expat counseling, couples counseling, and family counseling for mental issues, and personal development for individuals, couples, and families. Learn how to acquire the skills that are needed for discovering your pathway towards a healthy, fulfilling, and happy life.

An open, honest, non-judgemental, and encouraging approach combined with the skills and experience of a professional and devoted therapist is what makes (online) counseling at Barends Psychology Practice a positive and unique experience. I offer online expat counseling in English and Dutch.

About me
After almost a decade of experience with a population presenting with long-term severe psychiatric issues and/or addictions, I now work with people who are dealing with anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress, relationship difficulties, grief, self-esteem and identity issues, addictions, anger management, work-related stress and transition difficulties. In addition to working in my private practice in Ljubljana, I have had a variety of experiences including working at a psychiatric clinic and an addictions clinic.
I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Developmental Psychology from University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. I have completed specialized, post-graduate trainings in cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR, schema therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (mindfulness). For more information, please read about me. If you have questions in regard to online expat counseling, relationship therapy, family counseling, or traditional therapy in Ljubljana, please contact me.

Go to contact me to schedule a first, free of charge, online session. For information about fees and opening hours, please click here. (Depending on your health insurance, sometimes treatment will be reimbursed).


Therapy reimbursement:

In some cases therapy costs may be reimbursed by your health insurance company. Please, be sure to check what your health insurance covers. CIGNA health insurance is one of the health insurance companies that reimburses therapy at Barends Psychology Practice.

Online expat counseling offers counseling for:


In which way do I offer treatment?

Online Counseling.

Online expat counseling.

With online counseling you can schedule sessions whenever you feel like it. Even outside office hours. We can reflect on your progress, talk about your daily struggles, your past, and future perspective. Read more about online counseling.

Counseling in Ljubljana.

Therapy sessions Ljubljana

Face to face counseling sessions are offered in English and Dutch for those who live in Ljubljana and surroundings. Read more about counseling in Ljubljana.

Online family counseling.

family counseling. An animated couple plus child.

Online family counseling focuses on communication, resolving conflicts, establishing family values, and dynamics. For more information: online family counseling.


Online Marriage counseling.

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Online marriage counseling focuses on problems in communication, intimacy, (cultural) differences, and work-partner balance. For more information: Online marriage counseling.


How does it work?


Contact me.

Contact us

Fill in the contact form. Within 24 hours I will send you a reply. Or call, text, Whatsapp, or Viber 00 386 40 681 058.

Schedule an appointment.


During the first session we will talk about your issues, and we will set up a treatment plan.


Start counseling.


We will have a session each week or every other week. You may get some home work in between sessions.



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