discover the secret of living a life with passion


about international psychologist
Thank you for visiting my page! My name is Taya Slobodjaniuk & I'm a founder of Expat Psychologist. When I arrived a more than a decade ago in The Netherlands such title had not existed! I have been looking for someone who knows what it is to be an expat and know how to help expats with those feelings. I become that person who can understand how to be an expat and to have the psychological knowledge to help them.” I have combined my education in Psychology and experiences living abroad as an expat to become an Expat Psychologist. I was the founder of the title and the first one here in the Netherlands to start to help many expats and their spouses. On this moment I lead a successful International Practice with several amazing psychologist!
anxiety treatment

Fear and anxieties causes us to notice and remember negative events, which reinforces our sense that the world is a scary place.

trauma intervention

Trauma services for people who have been exposed to a traumatic situation and are currently experiencing problems.

marriage counseling

Marriage counseling helps couples of all types recognize and resolve conflicts and improve their relationships.

gifted and talented

Just because someone is “smart” doesn’t mean that their career development will come automatically and smoothly.

We all deserve joy and peace in our lives
Our approach to healing

We will help you develop coping skills to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, and anger. We will help you develop communication skills to strengthen your relationships. We will provide you with coping skills to combat the disease of depression. We will help you grow emotionally, physically, and mentally. We will teach you how to better manage stress, visualize properly, develop gratitude, and a sense of purpose.  We will help empower you to take action and make meaningful changes in your life!

Our goal is to empower clients to draw on their strengths and past successes to find solutions to problems, enhance their relationships, build confidence, and develop a healthy sense of self. If appropriate, we also include family members to improve the relational and communication processes within a family.

Our goal is to empower you to learn and apply skills to appropriately deal with stress and improve the quality of your life. We offer evening and weekend availability and attempt to be as flexible as possible to accommodate your schedule. Call or e-mail us today!

The practice situated in The Hague, Amsterdam, and Leiden. Our passion is helping people tap into their resiliency when coping with unexpected life events. We 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. Our approach as a therapists is very dynamic and interactive though we listen with a psychoanalytic ear. Our working style is thoughtful, empathetic, and judgement-free. We will support, guide, and challenge you as we work together. In each session, we will help you recognize and adjust any negative thinking patterns that may be prohibiting you from reaching your goals. We will also assist you in developing a more positive perspective when tackling your presenting issues.
My education is very broad - Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology, Conflict Management, Child Psychology, Stress Management Coaching & Consultancy Professional, Occupational Psychology, and Masterclasses - Diagnosis and Treatment of the Gifted. I am aware that your needs, strengths, and circumstances are unique. As a result, I will work closely with you to customize your treatment plan so you may meet your specific needs and treatment goals. I truly love the work that I do. Helping people to reach goals, feel happier, or to improve their relation, is very rewarding and fulfilling to me.
My biggest passion is to see the world. I have lived in Syria, Switzerland, Belgium, Ukraine, Dubai and Nigeria and worked for several years and experienced the beauty of different cultures. With my international mindset as a globe trotter, I visited 45 countries in this world and would love to continue. Don’t let others tell you how amazing the world is, see it for yourself! My favorite hobby is sailing, I like to be around a water. Rowing and running are another interest that I like to do. Once in a while I like to eat nice pizza.