Hilde Baerten

Clinical psychologist - Behavioral therapist in training


I combine extensive experience in management roles with a profound expertise in psychology. My journey led me from stress and burnout coaching within the Flemish government to further exploration in clinical psychology and specialization in behavior therapy.

“Inviting in contact, scientific in approach.” - Hilde Baerten


My background

After my initial studies in organizational psychology, I further developed myself as a stress and burnout coach and reintegration counselor. My passion for psychology led me back to the academic world, where I obtained a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at the VUB. I completed my clinical internship at Faresa, under the supervision of experienced behavior therapists. I have certifications in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), IBCT (Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy), and Schema Therapy. Currently, I am pursuing a postgraduate degree in behavior therapy at the KUL and I am a member of the BFP, VVKP, and VVGT.

What you can come to me for

  • Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Depression
  • Stress-related complaints and burnout
  • Grief processing
  • Personality issues
  • Relationship problems

What characterizes me

  • A combination of practical management experience and psychological expertise
  • An empathetic and goal-oriented approach
  • Continuous professional development and up-to-date knowledge

My approach

I integrate cognitive behavioral therapy with insights from systemic therapy, especially in couples therapy. My goal is to help clients gain insight into their behavior and thoughts, and support them in making positive changes in their lives.

My leisure activities

As someone who has worked both in the public sector and in psychology, I bring a unique blend of experience and insight to my therapy. I am dedicated to lifelong learning and continue to develop myself to provide my clients with the best possible support.

"Are you seeking understanding, advice, and assistance to overcome your challenges? I'm here to support you."