A ‘new kid on the block’ in mental health of children and teens.
Who is amego
Maarten and Roselien are certified youth psychologists, registered with the Dutch Youth Healthcare Quality Register (SKJ).
Maarten’s focus lies on so-called ‘externalising issues’, such as: Overactive behaviour / Agression / Attention problems / Conduct issues / Addiction
Roselien’s focus lies on so-called ‘internalising issues’, such as: Negative thoughts / Mood swings / Low self-esteem / Anxiety / Eating disorders
amego’s support is available to English-speaking children up to the age of 18.
For children & adolescents
Our names are Maarten and Roselien (but you can just say ‘Martin’ and ‘Rosie’). We are two therapists standing by to have a chat with you about your thoughts and feelings, when things aren’t going the way you’d like them to.
When you have a bad headache or a stomach bug, it’s considered normal to go to the doctor. It’s just as normal, if you often find yourself feeling sad, scared, or angry, to ask for help. Most of the time problems have a knack of solving themselves, maybe with the help of a friend or parent. Sometimes, though, a problem might not go away; things may even only seem to get worse. This is when amego can help out.
amego works together with you, you help us decide how the sessions take shape – rap or singing, painting, table tennis, something seemingly out of the ordinary; you choose and we will form the sessions around that choice. This allows you to express yourself the way you want to, so things become clearer for the both of us. We also talk to your parent(s). The more we understand what’s up, the better the solutions we can come up with.
Do you have a feeling your child needs a bit of a hand from a third party? At amego you will be met with understanding and support.
Every therapeutic route starts with us getting to know each other. Both youth psychologists will be present to meet the child and the parent(s). We choose to include the parent(s) as much as we can during the beginning, as their ‘expertise’ with regards to their child’s development is vital. After the first appointment amego will decide whom of the two of us the child will be seeing.
Nowadays many mental health professionals stick to one type of therapy. In contrast, amego follows the upcoming principal of ‘tailored care’. This means every therapeutic route is unique and that the sessions can take shape around music, movement or sport, artwork, etc. We do this so the child can express themselves the way they want to, not the way others want them to. This allows us, as well as themselves, to better understand the issues at hand so we can come up with better solutions.
amego’s fee will be covered entirely by your local council, given that a doctor or other certified youth healthcare professional has provided you with a referral. This applies if you live in one of the councils within the West-Brabant Oost area (e.g. Breda, Drimmelen, or Oosterhout). Our services are VAT-exempt (we don’t charge VAT).
The tariff per session is as follows:
- First get-together 45 minutes Free
- 1 session 60 minutes €85,00
Appointments can be cancelled up to two hours before they are due to start, otherwise half a session will be charged.
Complaints? Send us an e-mail or give us a ring and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
We are not currently taking on any new enquiries due to our waiting list being full. Please feel free to contact us in case of an emergency, if you would like help in finding suitable support in the local area, or if you would like to discuss options for later in the year.