Our Team

Marie-José van Hoof, MD, PhD, MSc

(Child and adolescent) psychiatrist, psychotraumatherapist, orthopedagoge
Director iMindU, researcher @ Curium-LUMC

My passion lies in meeting people and accompanying them on their path of life themes and challenges. I like to analyze complex problems into small pieces that match simple solutions which sustain in daily life. I implement this in diagnostics and therapy where mindfulness, empathy and compassion meet rational analyses to ensure better mental health and a more fulfilling life.

Having lived in several countries I’m familiar with cultural, language and logistical challenges expats and repats may face besides identity problems and loss of trusted environments.

Languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish, Hebrew;

Present: Monday thru Friday

BIG 79044437901 | AGB-code 03067239 | MRSC registration till July 15, 2022 | member of FMS/KNMG, NVvP, NtVP/ESTSS, VEN, VKJP, NVO, SEAS, VNVA, FNL, VVPAO, ZP Jeugd | cv see https://www.linkedin.com/in/marie-josé-van-hoof-936a6b12/

and for publications see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marie_Jose_Van_Hoof/research

or ORCID   


Regina van Ommen, MD



Languages: Dutch, English

Present: Thursdays and Fridays on appointment

BIG 49041688701 | AGB-code  03016996 | MRSC registration till               | member of NVK, section social paediatrics | cv see https://www.linkedin.com/in/regina-van-ommen-779199115/

Carien Gelderblom

Carien Gelderblom, MSc

teacher, MDFT judge, quality officer


Present: Thursday-Friday on appointment

Languages: Dutch, English, French, German;

E: info@imindu.nl | cv see  https://www.linkedin.com/in/carien-gelderblom-5b250a48/

Kim Corbet

Kim Corbet, BSc

Child and Adolescent dietician


Languages: Dutch; English, Italian. Present: Fridays on appointment

AGB-code  24-001234 | KP-nr 39904597289 | cv see https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimcorbet/


Esther van der Sande, MA Psych, TCTSY-F

Body-oriented Psychodynamic psychotherapy: including in-depth guidance

Attachment issues, trauma, developmental trauma (complex trauma), accidents, processing, grief & loss, PTSD, stress coaching and counselling.

If there is something preventing you from living your life the way that feels right for you, it may at some point become increasingly prominent. That ‘something’ often dates back to your past and is usually persistent, because it is buried in a combination of unresolved issues or situations, resistance and uncomfortable habituation.

It becomes the centre of negative attention and expresses itself as dissatisfaction and disconnection from ourselves and the world around us. In your mind, you do not feel good about yourself or are insecure about whether you are good enough… To sum up, you don’t feel free to be the way you can be, naturally.

The counselling I offer can help you focus on what really needs attention. It can calm the storms of your thoughts and help you achieve peace.  Your body can allow itself to relax, and the whole that you are can recognize itself as being whole again.

It requires your willingness to allow room for this restorative attention to yourself. You do not have to do it alone. As your therapist, I will listen without judgement to what you are really saying. Together with you, I look at what is difficult to face, but without triggering the responses of the past. I am there for you in what can feel painful. We then reflect on what that means in the larger context of your life.

I work from the psychodynamic view that stems from an Eastern sense of unity connected with Western practical psychological understanding. In my therapy sessions, I use a range of techniques including psychotherapy and transactional analysis (TA), mindfulness, neuro-psychotherapy, EMDR and yoga.

Together, we will take a journey until you have really experienced the result of the therapy in your daily life, as a renewed awareness of the space in your own life flow.

Together, we will use therapy to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. My goal is to make you feel better and to free you from the grip of anxiety, depression and emotional hurt. I will help you develop new skills and capabilities, to create a stronger ‘you’ in the way that you want. Many people regard this as developing a stronger ‘sense of self’.

Actually, all qualities that you need to build a stronger you, are already within you but these are sometimes pushed to the background by the events we experience in our life. Greater awareness allows us to make better and healthier choices, to feel connected and to work on the things preventing us from achieving that.

Clients who have completed therapy often feel stronger, look at life with a more positive view, find that they can take on the world again, that they enjoy life again, that energy can flow once more and that they have compassion for themselves.

Languages: Dutch, English. Present: on appointment

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/traumasensitiveyoganederland/

Contact Esther on esther@traumasensitiveyoganederland.com

Website: www.traumasensitiveyoganederland.com

Phone: + 31 (0) 6 11 48 50 57



Giulia Iozzia, MSc

psychologist, degree in clinical psychology

Experience with adults and adolescents affected by substance use disorders, psychosis, depressive, anxiety, bipolar, eating and personality disorders; focus on attachment dynamics; focus on psychosomatics.

As an expat myself, I’m familiar with the challenge of living and integrating into a foreign community. By working with expats, I, therefore, have the opportunity to express my empathic understanding and support for those who are facing a similar journey. By working in various mental healthcare organizations, and meeting so many different people, I have become increasingly fascinated with the uniqueness of every human being. Helping people to be conscious of their inner power to overcome limiting patterns, is the reason that motivates me to dedicate myself to this job. I believe that part of our evolution is to become aware of our personal resources, and, step by step, use them to face new challenges from a different perspective. Now, I am here to offer you a safe place where you can feel free to express your emotions and make peace with your thoughts.

Languages: Italian, English, Dutch in progress;

Present: Monday thru Friday; E: info@imindu.nl | cv see linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/giulia-iozzia-728193b5/

Ilanit Erijman, MSc


Languages: Spanish, English, Hebrew, Dutch;

Present: Wednesdays, Fridays on appointment; E: info@imindu.nl | cv see linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/erijman/

Gijs van der Zalm

Gijs van der Zalm, MSc

psychologist NIP, coach, mediator – complaints officer for iMindU
previously also GZ and clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, familytherapist

Languages: Dutch, English, French. Present: on appointment

AGB-code | T: 071-5619452 | M: 06-10830422 | E: pvp.vdz@wsma.nl | cv see https://www.gijsvanderzalm.nl/over-mij



Margreet van der Wel-Verra


with extensive academic and international (NGO) experience


Fluent in Dutch; near fluent in English, intermediate French, German. Present: Thursday – Friday

cv see https://www.linkedin.com/in/margreet-van-der-wel-verra-224440198/



Rineke Kosten

Medical Secretary, Office manager

graphic designer


Fluent in Dutch; near fluent in English; Present: Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday

cv see https://www.linkedin.com/in/rinekekosten/