Simone das Dores

Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist | OpenUp

Simone das Dores is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience. Currently working at OpenUp, Simone not only interacts with clients daily but also plays a crucial role as the 'praktijkopleider'. This position allows her to mentor psychologists during their postdoctoral training, ensuring that they receive hands-on experience and guidance. Further, she designs training programs and offers supervision to all affiliated psychologists from OpenUp. For Simone, imparting knowledge and supervising the next generation of professionals is a deeply held value.

Simone's approach as a psychologist and supervisor is distinctly solution-focused and positive, aligning seamlessly with the ethos of OpenUp. Rather than delving excessively into problems, she emphasises clients' and psychologist’s resilience and potential. This constructive methodology has also led her to serve enthusiastically as a board member for the 'Positive CBT' section of the Netherlands Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy.