About me


Dear YOU,

I am Irene Draisma and started Psychologist International in 2016.

I graduated as MSc. Clinical Neuro and Clinical Psychology in 2011 at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

After that I worked 5 years as a psychologist with (young) adults with psycho-somatic complaints. Somatic complaints caused or maintained by psychological factors. Most of them suffered from chronic pain or tiredness. The main cause was stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, existential questions. We searched for the core reason of suffering and set meaningful goals. To reach these goals we worked in a multidisciplinary team with physicians, physiotherapists and psychologists.

In 2016 I started my own practice in the Netherlands, because I wanted to be able to work with people from all over the world and wherever I was. The same year I moved to Istanbul together with my husband. 

At the moment I offer online therapy for people with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, losses, emotional disbalance and psychosomatic pain issues. At the same time I regularly write in Bloomer Magazine about different psychological topics.

In my sessions, I find it important to pay attention to your philosophy of life. What is really meaningful to you. Your smaller goals and actions should be in line with that. Also we work preventive and holistic, with more focus on YOU than your problems or complaints. Together with my scientifical background, I make use of insights from Yoga and Ayurveda.

I am finishing an Advanced Yoga Teachertraining and studying Ayurveda at Delight Academy in Amsterdam. 

I love nature, to dance, sing, travel and enjoy deep talks with friends and family.

With peace to power,