Ana Amaral

My name is Ana Amaral and I am a Portuguese Psychologist living in the Netherlands since 2019. I have worked with people of various ages, backgrounds and cultures, having experienced first-hand what it is like to support, counsel and evaluate clients always having in mind the improvement of their well-being and quality of life.

In my practice I use a flexible and customized approach based on a cognitive behavioural as well as systemic and psychodynamic therapies. I will help you develop skills and strategies adapted to you, your needs and your goals. Being an expat myself, I believe the first and most important thing in a good therapy is the relationship of trust, comfort and empathy established with the person that searches for a more stable and satisfying life.



Education and Professional Experience

  • Independent practice with Expats

  • Psychologist at AMI - For a Global Humanitarian Action (Lisbon)

  • Psychologist at Almada Health Centre (Internship)

  • Master’s Degree in Clinical and Health Psychology by the Faculty of Psychology (University of Lisbon)

  • Erasmus Program at Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy)

  • Recruitment, selection and Employee Onboarding by the CRIAP Institute

  • Member of the Order of Portuguese Psychologists (OPP) N.º 24480

  • European Certificate in Psychology Europsy No PT-065291-202010

  • Psychological Intervention in Disaster Situations by the OPP

  • Psychological First Aid Online Course by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

  • Training in the Evaluation of the Family Change Potential