Kendall Willems - Cygan
Being an expat myself gives me an advantage to understanding other expat students and their unique needs. My main goal is to aid individuals in overcoming their obstacles and challenges alongside changing negative thinking to increase self awareness and produce life transformations. I aim to help the expat community living in The Netherlands. With the cognitive behavioral approach, in combination with my applied behavioral analysis provides me with depth and tools to work with every individual.
MORE ABOUT MY APPROACH
My heart and passion have resided with psychology ever since I can remember. My passion for helping others stems from being part of a large family and understanding the importance of support and community.
I was born in The United States, where I studied my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Positive Psychology. Alongside my studies, I played volleyball at the highest level.
I believe that each client needs an individualized treatment according to their own story. As a athlete, I embraced being a team player and the lessons learned from managing your time efficiently between school and sports.
After graduating, I explored an area of psychology working with children with autism. This was my first Master’s degree (MSc). My interest did not stop there, with the urge to pursue my passion of helping others.
Clinical Psychologist & Behavioral Analyst
About the Certification of Kendall: The Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) is a graduate-level certification in behavior analysis. Professionals who are certified at the BCBA level are independent practitioners who provide behavior-analytic services. In addition, BCBAs supervise the work of Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, Registered Behavior Technicians, and others who implement behavior-analytic interventions.
Psychotherapy is about providing people with a real relationship in which one can complete developmental struggles, unearth buried strengths, revisit wounds while being accompanied by an ally, and finally graduate from the therapeutic relationship feeling both self-sufficient and connected to others. I believe therapy is a tool everyone can use at some point in their lives. Often times this is during a time of transition, something new in your life may bring up feelings of fear, sadness, or even anger. It is important throughout our lives to continue to seek and find meaning in whatever way makes sense to you. Best of all therapy pays for itself, in the end, you will have more clarity and be able to begin focusing on what’s important to you with fewer interference’s. The decision to pursue therapy is a personal one. It is also a courageous and bold step in one’s life. I believe that all persons have an innate strength and ability to contribute to their own healing and growth.