Practice for Relationship, Individual and Family therapy for Hilversum and surroundings: Result-oriented, Clear and Decisive.

We work with couples, adults, young adults and families. We are a private practice of licensed therapists in the heart of Hilversum -a 20 minute drive from Utrecht, Amersfoort or the rest of 't Gooi. We are looking forward to scheduling your appointment.


Clients give us an average rating of 9.3 on a scale of 10 for the years 2021-2023 (2021, 2022 & 2023 CQI).

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The Therapeutic “Fit” is Essential

It’s not easy to find a therapist that fits. We want for you to be able to feel at the right place. That’s why we offer a introductory meeting. No Obligation.

Treatment Possibilities at The Practice?

We provide an empathetic, competent environment and specialize in treating a wide range of concerns, such as relationship troubles within couples or families but also depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, life-crisis, and burnout. Our goal is to enable your mental growth and development. We work a lot within the expat community in the region.

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If you have a question about the treatment options, do not hesitate to contact us.

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During the conversations, your stories will be listened to carefully.


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Do you worry a lot? Do you suffer from anxiety or depressive feelings?



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The practice offers family therapy. This is also referred to as family or system therapy.



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How we work.

Good therapy is in our knowledge and experience always custom made. We do use evidence based treatment methods. Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Treatment, EMDR, Systemic (Family & Couples) Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Feedback Informed Treatment etc. etc. At the end of each session we ask feedback about the therapy. Scientific research shows that if the methods being used ‘fits’ with the client, the effectiveness of the therapy enhances. Treatment in ‘Basis GGZ’ usually contains around 10 sessions.

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Owner of the practice

Maarten van der Linde

Practice founder Maarten van der Linde is a mental health psychologist, system therapist, PHD researcher and teacher (including at the VU University Amsterdam) and Maarten is also an entrepreneur; he is a founder of Ouders Inc.

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What clients say

You have encouraged us. You were supporting but also delivering feedback. And that's what parents need. Far too often we have followed the flow of our child. Maarten is someone who has an overview and thinks along. I thought the therapy was superb.

The conversations helped me a lot. I have learned to help myself. I now have confidence that I can do it all myself. And that was different in the beginning. I am able to tackle my own problems. Thank you Maarten! You rock!

We were tired of fighting. We had also seen many other therapists. And then we found Maarten via a friendly expat couple that he helped before: finally a good psychologist who was able to provide insight into our problems. Maarten does not takes over the process. Instead we have learned how to navigate ourselves en our relation better. We truly have learned a lot! It was not an easy process, but we actually laughed a lot despite everything 🙂


Online due to Covid-19 is an option, but face to face sessions still take place!
After the introductory meeting you can decide if you choose for therapy at The Practice.

The practice is located in the center of Hilversum and is approximately a 20-minute drive from Utrecht, Amersfoort and the rest of ‘t Gooi.

Address practice
The Practice
Koninginnewegweg 13
1217 KP Hilversum

Call us +316-21707609