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Drs. Katya Smit

  • First you have a relationship with yourself, I mean your own identity and self-image with it. This is formed in your childhood by your parents and upbringing and then by relationships that you build up in your life. I can help you to keep more of you yourself, which will not only make you stronger, but also your relationships. It all starts to feel fragile to be able to connect again!

    I want to improve my relationship (s)
  • As a parent you often have to deal with the education of dill programs and this advice is often desired, because educating is not always easy! Parents and children are unique. Raising varies by child and situation. It is therefore difficult to get solutions from books or magazines. I have 20 years of experience in child and youth care and can help you to improve the relationship with your child. And what will you become happy about!

    I want to become a better parent
  • You might be dealing with the loss of a loved one. This could be a parent, brother, sister, friend, or a child. I have had a great deal of personal experience with loss and can help you to accept and process your loss, so that you can eventually let it go. Life and death are inextricably linked, and love, just as life, continues after death.

    How do I handle loss?


I am Katya Smit. I am a psychologist and live and work in Wassenaar. After twenty years in youth care, I started my own coaching consultancy. My greatest passion is to help people feel connected to themselves again.

You face many obstacles in life. I prefer to call them waves. You cannot prevent the waves from coming, but you can learn to swim better. As a psychologist I have a great deal of experience with parents and children and I am also a stepmum of two teenagers. I’ve dealt with a lot in my life: from serious illnesses to loss. These life lessons, in combination with my knowledge and character, have ensured that I am a personal, warm, and involved coach. I support my clients and make myself as vulnerable to them as they do to me. Born in South America, I speak fluent Spanish in addition to Dutch. I can also provide coaching in English.

If you are searching for something more spiritual, I have also studied Tibetan Buddhism as a special interest and would be glad to share some of the life lessons of this philosophy with you, if you like.

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