Lea Pereira


I am a Portuguese licensed Clinical Psychologist with experience in psychological assessment, counseling, and psychotherapy.

Through the years, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults, and for that I have received specific training in different areas (psychodynamic psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, psycho-educational support) that allows me to adjust the type of intervention to the client's needs.

I currently offer psychotherapy services to adults through an intervention specially designed to address emotional and character issues (such as anxiety, depression, somatization, and personality disorders), having been trained specifically in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP).

Additionally, I have also been working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and their families, and in this case intervention is mainly oriented around applied behavior analysis (ABA). I have worked with individuals whose ages range from 3 to 20 years, with severe to mild autistic traits, with and without intellectual and motor disabilities.

I am a member of the Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP) and the Portuguese Board of Psychology, and I am certified as an ISTDP therapist by the Dutch Association for Brief Psychotherapy (VKDP) and the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA).

I work in English and Portuguese and see clients in Leiden and Amsterdam.

e-mail: lea@icconnections.org

See also www.psychologyleiden.com