C.A. (Kees) de Vries, psychiatrist
Thank you for visiting my website. I am an English-speaking psychiatrist and psychotherapist in private practice in Amsterdam, located near the Concertgebouw.
I have a full professional registration in the Netherlands.
I offer psychotherapy and psychiatric medication management / psychopharmacology.
In my office, I see people age 18 and over for a wide variety of reasons. Perhaps you already know or suspect that you have a history of depression, anxiety, insomnia, or post-traumatic stress; or perhaps you are struggling with issues in school, work, a relationship, a life transition, a loss or illness. Or perhaps you have been receiving psychiatric medication from a primary care doctor and would like a specialist’s opinion about whether it is the best approach for you. I can help with all these situations.
When we first make contact I will try to get a sense of your needs, and the degree of urgency. If it is clear to me that I will not be the best person to help you, I will let you know that and suggest alternate resources. Otherwise, we will schedule an initial meeting. Often I am able to see new clients within two weeks, depending on your own flexibility.
An initial consultation lasts about 60 minutes. This meeting serves several purposes: it gives you a chance to describe what has led you to seek my assistance; it gives me an opportunity to learn about your background, lifestyle, and relationships; and perhaps most importantly, it gives both of us the opportunity to assess whether we will be a “good fit”.
Depending on the situation and your level of comfort, I will often suggest one or more additional meetings to follow closely behind the initial consultation. These give us a chance to understand more about the context of your difficulties. After this, most clients continue seeing me in one of two broad capacities: either as therapy clients (often with concurrent medication management), or for medication management alone (either seeing a different person for psychotherapy, or without therapy at all).
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