Sanne is from the Netherlands and she obtained her Master of Science degree in Pedagogical Science (Child Development and Special Education) from the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands). Her degree includes psychology, diagnostics, psychopathology in children and adolescents, treatment principles and counselling. Sanne also has postdoctoral training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and uses a solution- focused approach. She is able to provide assessments and therapies in both English and Dutch, and is a member of the Dutch Association of Child Development and Education.
In the seven years of working in different settings; in a youth prison, a private practice and in a school, Sanne has accumulated significant experience conducting treatments for children and adolescents (4 till 23 years old) with social emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities such as AD(H)D, Autism, dyslexia, anxiety disorder and oppositional defiant disorder, as well as school related problems (bullying, school refusal), low self-confidence and challenges relating to self-esteem. Sanne is also trained in conducting diagnostic assessments (intelligence, personality and learning- and behavioral problems).
Sanne excels in connecting and bonding with children, and creating a safe and trusting environment in which the children can develop. She understands the complex context in which children function, and involves both the informal and formal network in developing their ability to take responsibility as part of the developmental process. There is a strong belief in the strength of the children and in the therapeutic relationship.