Every child shapes their own development, influenced by the sociocultural context. Genetic differences, variations in parenting styles, diverse reactions, and differing environments are reasons why children can differ significantly from one another, despite growing up in the same families, attending the same classrooms, and living in the same neighborhoods. You may find yourself worrying about your child's growth, learning, and development, especially if it diverges from that of other children in their age group. Perhaps your child frequently appears sad, angry, anxious, or lonely, prompting concerns. You might also face challenges where the environment does not accept your child's behavior, with teachers or caregivers indicating difficulties and suggesting seeking help. It's possible that you've always noticed your child being 'different,' and now you feel it's time to explore why. Your child may have experienced changes beyond their control, such as relocating, the loss of a family member, or divorce, which can profoundly affect their behavior.


I offer child and adolescent therapy and counseling to children from age 4-18 and their parents. The aim is to work on core qualities such as psychological resilience, individual personal development, autonomy, surrounding control and self acceptance.

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Parenting means giving your children care, love, attention, safety and appreciation. Raising a child also involves guiding them toward adulthood, where they can fulfill life tasks and understand societal expectations while contributing positively to society.

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If you know your child is gifted or assume so, or teachers or friends have pointed this out to you, please don't hesitate to contact me for advice or consultation.

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Darshana Ganatra

She studied Psychology both at Leiden University and at the University of Amsterdam with a degree specialised in Developmental Psychology.
She has an international academic background varying from Arts to Musicology.

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You can find relevant information, resources and FAQs about forms of therapy, psychology, disorders, support groups. You can also download questionnaires for your first appointment here.
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Darshana Ganatra, Denken Horen Bouwen, (meaning: to think, to hear, to build), artists, scientists and organisations in and around The Hague regularly offer interesting and informative courses for children, parents and teachers. Check here for upcoming dates. Read More
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I am here to help you and your child coping with her/his problems.
After planning an appointment in my agenda I first call you back and send you an email attaching a questionnaire*. We begin with a first appointment where we meet to talk about your concerns and where I can ask questions relevant to decide on which further consultation and assessments to take. Learn More

*download your questionnaire here