Yara is a psychologist at OpenUp. Her warm and open character makes you feel safe and at ease to discuss your challenges.
Yara uses an goal-orientated approach. Together you will create a clear and concrete goal. You don’t have to know exactly what you would like to work on already, this is something you can figure out together. Together you will look at your current situation, your needs and discovering what you truly want in life. You will determine the needed steps towards that direction. Yara is convinced that following these steps creates self awareness, which is essential in realising your desired change. She helps you developing skills and daily habits that feed and empower your goals.
CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and mindfulness are central in her approach. She gained extensive experience with these methods by coaching athletes and giving courses the last couple of years. She also gives personal examples in how she uses certain methodes in her daily life or during personal challenges. The thing she enjoys most about her job as a psychologist is to determine what motivates and empowers you in your personal development.
To take care of her mental health herself, she starts every morning with exercising and writing. These habits give her joy and energy. She also enjoys being in nature, reading books or cooking for friends and family.
Yara obtained her Master’s degree in Health Psychology at the University of Utrecht. In addition, she coached professional athletes in sports, individuals and teams in business. She is specialised in Positieve Psychology and followed a course for ACT-practioner and Running Therapy.
Yara speaks both Dutch and English.