As long as he denies his own agency, real change is unlikely because his attention will be directed towards changing his environment rather than himself ” – Irvin Yalom

Centered Psych is a psychological service provided by Isha Chauhan. It is based in Leiden and caters to the mental health needs of internationals. The essence of Centered Psych is to facilitate growth through insight and self acceptance. To find the center within yourself, your world, and your place in this world.

About Me

Originally from India, I moved to the Netherlands in 2013 to pursue a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Leiden University. I then worked for several years in one of the biggest mental healthcare organisations in the Netherlands (GGZ instelling). In this process I made a home for myself here. Having struggled through the difficulties that non-Europeans and other internationals face, I am able to empathise with some universal themes that internationals struggle with. Having been trained in different types of treatment styles, my basis lies in the client-centered approach. Building on that, I offer Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I provide psychological treatment in English and Hindi. I do not believe in the one-size-fits-all perspective. Rather, psychological treatment should be tailored according to your needs.


  • Masters in Clinical Psychology from Leiden University
  • VGCt certified training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • ISST certified training in Schema Therapy
  • VPeP certified training in Client Centered Therapy
  • Bachelors in Psychology from Delhi University
  • Member of Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP)