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International English speaking Psychologist

Drs. T.P. (Taya) Slobodjaniuk

My passion is helping people tap into their resiliency when coping with unexpected life events. I'm often described as approachable and engaging, which enables relationship building and a connectedness that can be healing and beneficial for anyone faced with a sudden or challenging situation. My approach as a therapist is very dynamic and interactive though I listen with a psychoanalytic ear. My working style is thoughtful, empathetic, and judgement-free. I will support, guide, and challenge you as we work together. In each session, I will help you recognize and adjust any negative thinking patterns that may be prohibiting you from reaching your goals. I will also assist you in developing a more positive perspective when tackling your presenting issues.

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Student Psychologist in Leiden & The Hague

My role as a therapist

My practice motto is SUCCESS

My role as your therapist is to help you find practical solutions to the challenges you face, and to help you implement positive steps for achieving a more fulfilling life. You'll leave therapy with a new set of tools that can empower you to enjoy your relationships and life to the fullest extent possible.


Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology, Conflict Management, Child Psychology, Stress Management Coaching & Consultancy Professional, Occupational Psychology and Executive Coaching training. Member of American Mental Health Counselor Association (AMHCA). Member of European Association for Counselling (EAC).

Cultural shock, homesickness and other psychological problems


Studying and working abroad can be both an adventure and a challenge. Culture shock is not quite as shocking or as sudden as you might expect. It is part of the process of learning to live in and adapt to a new culture. Upon arrival you may find the new situation exhilarating and exciting, but as time passes you may start to feel overwhelmed and frustrated. Your experiences may go from being interesting to sometimes being irritating. This kind of disorientation is normal after arriving in a new culture. This does not necessarily mean that you will need professional help, but if these problems begin to affect your studies and personal life, you can always ask the counselors for help. Most personal, academic, relationship or identity problems can be addressed through counselling. These include lack of concentration, fear of failure, anxiety, stress, depression, family and/or relationship difficulties as well as addictions, eating disorders or sexual problems.

Going to a new university in a new country is an exciting and possibly a slightly daunting prospect, particularly if it is your first time living abroad. In 2016-2017 The Netherlands hosted 112,000 international students. During this academic year over 112,000 international students studied in Dutch higher education. This is the highest number ever recorded in Holland. This group consists of all bachelor- and master students. A total of 81,392 internationally mobile students were enrolled in an accredited degree programme in public higher education. These international students had a total of 164 different nationalities. The international student population is a mixed group, originating from different countries and with different backgrounds. Some students come to the Netherlands for a short language course or cultural studies; others come here to attend a full degree programme at a university of applied sciences or a research university.

Popular subject areas of enrolled international students

  • 1.            Economics & Business
  • 2.            Human & Social Sciences
  • 3.            Engineering