Support groups

In a support group participants share their experiences in a safe, compassionate and supportive space, surrounded by other people who are going through similar experiences and understand the struggles they are dealing with. Group members support and help each other, learn to look at their difficulties from a different perspective and develop new coping skills.

Benefits of participating in a support group

  • Having a support network
  • Feeling less lonely or misunderstood
  • Developing a sense of hope
  • Reducing emotional distress
  • Improving understanding of your issue
  • Expressing honestly your feelings, without being judged
  • Improving skills to cope with difficulties
  • Maintaining motivation and increasing self-confidence
  • Identifying personal inner resources
  • Getting practical information and finding solutions

Adult Support Groups

Better relationships.

Coping with cultural adjustment challenges.

Burn-out, anxiety & depression management.
Grief and loss support group.

Parent support group.

Coping with midlife transition.
Dealing with pain and illness support group.

Infertility Support Group.

Practical details

There are usually between 7 to 12 people in the group, men and/or women of all ages and cultural backgrounds.
The meetings take place every other week at our locations in The Hague or Amsterdam.
One support group session lasts 90 minutes.
The sessions are led in English, French or Romanian.
Groups of 4-7 people are led by Monica Chirvase, psychologist and TA therapist.

Groups of 8-12 people are co-led by Monica Chirvase, psychologist and TA therapist and Dana Popa, intercultural systemic therapist.

Terms of participation

  • an initial individual consultation with one of the therapists is required before entering the group.
  • the participants are asked to commit for at least 8 consecutive sessions.
  • information shared by group members and their identity must be kept confidential by all group participants.

Please contact us with any questions or to schedule an initial appointment: