anxiety, depression, stress management, emotional dysregulation, relationships, loneliness, low self-confidence and self-esteem, fear of failure, self-growth and awareness, perfectionism, student life, expat life, cultural adjustments
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Licences and Certifications
Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society
MSc Clinical Psychology (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
BSc Psychology (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Freelance Psychologist - Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Mental Health Volunteer - @Ease Foundation
A few words about me
Hi, I’m Arousha!
To give you some background on my education, I have completed my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (with Summa Cum Laude) and my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (with Honors) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In addition to my education, I have completed research internships exploring the intricacies of personality pathology and identity, as well as important topics on culture, parenting, and internalizing psychopathologies in adolescents and young adults.
Currently, I extend my expertise as a mental health volunteer at a non-profit organization and as an online mental health provider, offering my support and psychological services to adolescents and adults who are facing diverse mental health challenges to better understand and manage their mental health, as well as work towards achieving their therapeutic goals.
Drawing inspiration from the profound words of the wise poet Rumi who says, “You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop”, my therapeutic relationships with courageous and diverse individuals are aimed towards helping them uncover their inner potential, strengths, and capabilities that exist beyond and that is often hidden by their psychological challenges.
Having always been oriented towards connecting with and understanding people, my ultimate goal during our sessions is to foster this collaboration with you and to support you in navigating your well-being through exploring your authentic self and encouraging awareness, growth, and resilience in your transformative mental health journey. My Approach I always advocate for an approach that is rooted in genuine intent, trust, compassion, respect, and acceptance. Therefore, my commitment during our sessions is to provide my time, efforts, and resources to create a safe, personalized, and supportive space where you can freely explore your thoughts and feelings and initiate mental health change. I follow an approach that draws on elements from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Positive Psychology. However, my approach is primarily person-centered and integrative such that it will prioritize your individuality and recognize the unique context that has shaped your journey. As an expatriate myself, I have navigated and embraced the highs and lows that come with growing up and living in different cultures and environments. With a minor in cross-cultural psychology, I have an even further understanding and appreciation for the unique perspectives individuals bring to the therapeutic space. Thus, I am also committed to maintaining a culturally sensitive and tailored approach. I recognize continuous learning and development as critical elements of my professional growth and am committed to ongoing training to continuously become well-versed in diverse evidence-based practices that will be conducive to our sessions. I look forward to joining you on your journey of hope and healing!
Mondays to Fridays: 9:00-20:00 (online)
Individual 60-minute sessions: 80 euros per session (online) Individual 60-minute sessions for students: 60 euros per session (online)
How to reach me
Please contact AntiLoneliness for additional information on having sessions with me.