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Registration and contact

Registration procedure

Usually, your GP will assess if you suffer from psychological problems. Depending on the nature and severeness of your problems, you will either be referred to the genereral practice-based mental health specialist (in Dutch: POH-GGZ) or to a psychologist. In the latter case, your GP will issue a letter of referral. NOTE: you will need to upload the refferal letter at registration.

Click here for our current waiting times.

Do you prefer treatment in the evening?

We do have timeslots in the evening hours. Please be aware that there is a much longer waiting list for evening timeslots.


Referral letter 

Without a referral letter an intake interview cannot take place, unless you are going to pay for treatment yourself. In that case, a referral letter is not necessary. 

You can ask your GP to forward the referral letter to our practice directly through the Zorgdomein system. This is the quickest and safest way. The copy you will receive in your mail can be used to upload in our registration form. In case you have received a paper copy of you GP, please check if your current and past medication is listed on your referral letter. In order to provide good care your therapist needs to be aware of any potential use of medication. Your GP can easily add this information to your referral letter. 

Registration and prescreening

Grip Psychologen applies prescreening in order to determine whether Grip Psychologen is the right place for you. We want to prevent you from coming in for an intake interview unnecessarily. 

The reason for registration given in your registration form combined with the refferal letter will be assessed by our prescreeners, who are all psychologists working at Grip Psychologen. 


After the prescreening assessment, you may receive an email stating that unfortunately we can not take on your registration. In that case, we advise you to contact your GP again.

In case Grip psychologen suits your request for help you will be contacted to schedule an online screening intake appointment with you. You will receive an email with an invitation to create an account for the client portal. Through the portal you will receive a questionnaire to be filled out before the intake appointment takes place. 

Subsequently you will receive a second questionnaire about your symptoms. This questionnaire together with the screening intake will assess if Grip psychologen can give you proper treatment. Is Grip psychologen not the right practice to help you, we will advise you where is best to register. 


Please don't forget to show your ID at the start of your first appointment!


Please note: without a letter of referral, treatment will NOT be covered by your healthcare insurance. In addition, the presence of a diagnosis acoording to the DSM-5 is required. Also, since January 1st 2014, work-related problems and relationship problems require a DSM-5 diagnosis to get covered by insurance. Please have a look at our rates page for more information on reimbursement and rates.