When words are not enough…


Sometimes we need more than just talk therapy to deal with what is happening to us or to understand what has happened to us. Because often times we may not have the words to express how we feel or have the healing tools needed to move forward with our lives and be at peace with ourselves. Whether you are a concerned parent looking for help with your child who has learning, attention and/or emotional challenges, or an adult suffering from anxiety, depression or complex trauma due to childhood traumas of divorce, neglect, or abuse, it is important to seek therapy that is compassionately guided and that works with the whole system-the mind, body and spirit-so that healing is possible.  


The ChildCenteredHealing practice of Drs. van den Brink-El Makkaoui (located in Arnhem, The Netherlands) uses friendly, non-invasive and alternative-evidence based psychotherapeutic tools of Art Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Emotional Freedom Tapping Techniques and Breathwork to help children and adults (referred to as ‘clients’ throughout the website) cope with life’s challenges. She provides therapy in nature and online, as well as in English and in French. To learn more about her services click Learn More 


These are the specific areas Drs. van den Brink-El Makkaoui focuses on:

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Bipolar

  • Trauma due to divorce, abuse (physical and emotional

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified

  • Twice Gifted

  • Life transitions due to moving, becoming a parent, college & worklife 

  • Self Esteem

  • Stress

  • Identity-biracial, multicultural & LGBTQI+

  • Fine Motor Skills


The practice also focuses on mental health prevention by providing early intervention workshops, as well as cultural and community facilitation on mental health related issues for organisations, including NGOs. Learn More


For a free consultation, kindly use the form below. 

**If you or anyone is in psychological distress, please don’t use this site. Call the Dutch Emergency Hotline 112 or 113 Stichting Suicide organisation for further assistance.