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Psychological disorders and problems.

What is psychotherapy? Psychotherapy is the treatment of mental disorders or life problems through talking. It is a scientifically proven effective treatment method. We have conversations in order to change your behaviors, cognitions, emotions and/or personality traits. With this, psychological symptoms and problems can be reduced or eliminated altogether.

Rian van Rijsbergen is the psychologist affiliated with Centro Medico Alfaz and can help you with psychological complaints. Perhaps you feel gloomy, scared, lonely or tense. Perhaps your head is busy. These are psychological complaints that the psychologist can help you with.

Various methods may be used depending on the treatment goal. Rian van Rijsbergen specializes, among other things, in irritable bowel syndrome. Through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the disturbed cooperation between the brain and the gut can be treated. However, this does not mean that Irritable Bowel Syndrome would be “between your ears. On the contrary. PDS is really a physical condition.

Through CBT, you can influence the communication between the gut and the brain, and so you can direct processes in your body that can have an effect on how your gut works. Cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce your physical PDS symptoms and you can learn to cope better.

Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy

Psychodynamic therapy, derived from psychoanalysis, is a therapy to gain a deeper understanding of yourself. Psychodynamic therapy uncovers your unconscious behaviors, thoughts and feelings. These may include memories from your early childhood that still have a negative influence on your current behavior, thoughts and feelings.

The goal of psychodynamic therapy is to make the subconscious visible, so that you can better understand and learn to cope with your psychological problems and process your problems.



Cognitive behavioral therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is an important tool and behavioral therapy and talk therapy are combined where your cognitions are central. In other words, your thoughts, fantasies, memories and your beliefs about events.

For example, when treating depression, anxiety or behavioral problems, excellent results are often achieved with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The goal of CBT is to transform these reactions from negative or fearful to a positive reaction or supportive thought patterns. In fact, there is a chance that you have fallen into a negative vicious cycle. You can break those with cognitive behavioral therapy.

Rian van Rijsbergen

Rian van Rijsbergen (1959), I received my training in the Netherlands in social cultural work, then I worked for a large number of years with artists, designers and architects on an international level.

I then studied hypnotherapy and specialized in the treatment of psychosomatic problems.

From 2003, I established myself in the province of Alicante as a hypnotherapist, making me one of the first in the province to focus on mental health. Later I took further training in Germany and Spain and studied psychodynamic and psychoanalytic concepts. In 2015, the Spanish Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte homologated my studies as Licenciada en Psicología.

Because I see my work as a continuous process which can always improve to better treat patients, I successfully completed a two-year master’s degree in psychopathology at UNED in Madrid in late 2020.

My motivation is the belief that everyone has the right to live a happy and healthy life in a way that best suits them.

A psychologist CV13745, Rian van Rijsbergen is a member of the Professional College of the Comunidad Valenciana and the professional organizations APHICE, FEAP and EAP.