Annemarie Braun, POH-GGZ

Annemarie Braun works as a POH-GGZ (Praktijk Ondersteuner Huisarts Geestelijke Gezondheids Zorg) in the International Health Center. She’s is a psychologist/psychodynamic therapist, mindfulness trainer and yoga teacher. Annemarie has lived as an expat in United States of America for over 5 years. She started in Manhattan, New York and moved to Chicago, Illinois 5 years after that. At the IHCH she puts her own experience as an expat to work in her consultations. She knows the feeling of being away from your home country, family and friends all too well.

Upon her return in the Netherlands Annemarie opened her own practice and yoga studio early 2008 and combines this with her work as a POH-GGZ since 2018.

Her extensive experience and education have brought her through many fields of service. Annemarie is an experienced EMDR therapist. EMDR is an evidence-based trauma therapy that has proven to work efficient and fast when dealing with recent or older underlying traumatic experiences. Annemarie has worked with a lot of police officers after traumatic incidents during her career.

 Where cognitive behavioral therapy forms the basis of her consultations her training as a psychodynamic therapist gives her access to many forms of psychotherapy as well. She’s a experienced couple’s therapist (Emotion Focused Therapy), a grief counselor, a burn-out counselor, and a hypnotherapist as well. Annemarie has extensive experience with working with kids/adolescents and adults dealing with AD(H)D, autism, anxiety disorders and depression.

Beside her work at the IHCH and her own practice. She frequently leads 8-week Mindfulness trainings (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy), teaches weekly yoga classes (Yin and Vinyasa yoga) since 2008 and hosts retreats abroad since 2011. Because of her experience and knowledge in the fields of yoga, meditation and mindfulness the mind-body connection is an important factor to her. So, where needed she will include this in her consultations.

Annemarie lives in Bodegraven with her husband and son. She works at the IHCH on Mondays and Thursdays.

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