lea-3      Lea Pereira is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and certified Psychotherapist whose main area of work has been psychological assessment, counselling and psychotherapy.

At Psychology Leiden therapeutic work is done through Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and  Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (Lea Pereira has trained in an international ISTDP core-group supervised by C. Cornelissen and J. ten Have-de-Labije – Netherlands Foundation for ISTDP: VKDP, which is accredited by the IEDTA, USA). Both psychotherapeutic approaches are evidence-based and specially designed to address issues such as anxiety, depression, somatization and personality disorders, through an empathic, holding, therapeutic relationship.

Lea also trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and has worked with children with Special Educational Needs, particularly children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. She has worked with individuals whose age ranges from 3 to 20 years old, with severe to mild autistic traits, with and without intellectual and motor disabilities.

Lea Pereira has worked with over 30 different nationalities; she is a member of the Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP), Portuguese Board of Psychology (OPP),  IEDTAInternational Counselling Connections, Stillpoint Spaces,  and a proud member of this eclectic international community of The Netherlands.