I provide services to organizations and employee assistance programs outside of the Netherlands, that have employees posted in the area of The Hague. As a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) and as an American who has acclimated to living and working in the Netherlands, I am well-versed in the cross-cultural professional and personal challenges internationally posted employees and their families face.
The CEAP credential was created by the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) to identify those who meet established standards of training, practice, and ongoing education in the employee assistance field. I am the only CEAP holder in the Netherlands, and am a member of EAPA, and the Employee Assistance European Forum (EAEF).
My initial experience in the employee assistance field was as a counsellor for a major New York City hospital's employee assistance program (EAP). Afterward, I became a clinician for a Wall Street EAP where, during the months following September 11th, I worked extensively with victims of the disaster. Subsequently, I became the clinical coordinator of an EAP affiliated with the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). Relocating to The Hague, I joined Ascender, a Dutch EAP, as Director of Expatriate Services assisting expat staff members of Dutch organizations with adjustment to life and work abroad.
With this professional and personal experience, I am a knowledgeable and empathic resource for expatriate employees and their families adapting to working and living in the Netherlands.