Get to know us!
GZ-psychologist. Passionate about the human mind, emotion and behavior. Lifelong learner.
Naziha Wever Ras
Psychologist, MSc. Experienced in working with children, adolescent and young adults in the areas of education and psychology. Emphatic, flexible and understanding.
Marnouel "Jill" Maduro
Business partner. Daily operations manager. Teamplayer, friendly and ready to help.
Looking for you
Want to join the adventure? Reach out and contact us! We are looking for freelance psychologist, logopedist, dietitian to build trusted, long term alliance. Contact us today.
What to do when your chronic pain is unbearable?
Chronic pain often isolates, restricts, and causes a range of negative emotions such as despair, fear, sadness and anger. Even more so when medical exams leave you without any answers. This therapy is aimed at giving you the control back and having a better quality of life.
Let me tell you about Ben;
Ben is a middle-aged man who has a stable job and has a wife and kids. A year ago he started having bouts of chest pains, difficulty breathing, spells of dizziness and a feeling of impending doom. He has been to the emergency room, but other than slightly lowered blood sugar levels, nothing else was found medically. Multiple health care visits cannot account for of find the root cause of his symptoms. In the meantime, he has isolated himself, leaving the house only when in company of certain people, avoiding crowds, stopped doing the things he loved, and continuously feeling anxious about his health. Feeling alone and afraid, he started psychological therapy for his feelings. There, somatic symptom disorder has been diagnosed, and with the right treatment, he is able to work again, do the things he loved doing, and have the energy to enjoy life again.
Somatic Symptom Disorder can initially be misdiagnosed, leaving clients in the dark, searching for answers and relief. This diagnosis is common, so you are not alone in experiencing it. This year, Psyched Aruba has enrolled in a course on 'Aanhoudende Lichamelijke Klachten' (Dutch) at the prestigious Rino Zuid. We will continue to receive guided professional development (intervisie) from February to July 2024, fulfilling our commitment to providing quality mental health care.
This is PSYCHED Academy!
- Are you interested in becoming a psychologist?
- Have you completed the Bachelor Social Work & Development program at the University of Aruba?
- Are you passionate and enthusiastic about mental health and helping others?
- Are you eager to learn?