Dana Hooghiemstra

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Dana is a psychologist at OpenUp. Within the treatment relationship, she gives great value to trust and connection and approaches the problem from a holistic point of view: she gives attention to the whole relationship between problems and the inseparable intersection between mind and body.

In addition to psychology, Dana has knowledge of Ayurveda and yoga. She implements these insights, where appropriate and desired, in the therapy. She prefers to combine effective proven forms of therapy with a unique approach that suits you.

To take care of her mental health, Dana meditates daily, practices yoga multiple times a week, and applies the wisdom of Ayurveda where necessary in her life.

Dana studied Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Utrecht.

Dana speaks both Dutch and English.

"Awareness is the most important and essential step towards change."