Olivier Van Hauwermeiren, Psy.D.

Doctoral Resident

Olivier Van Hauwermeiren, Psy.D.
Doctoral Resident
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Olivier Van Hauwermeiren, Psy.D.

Doctoral Resident

Dr. Olivier van Hauwermeiren is a Post-doctoral fellow with a strong commitment to helping individuals and couples achieve their mental health goals. He completed his doctoral training at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With a diverse range of clinical experience in community mental health and hospital settings, Olivier has worked with individuals from various backgrounds, offering therapy in English, Spanish, and French.

Dr. Olivier specializes in evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He focuses on providing support and guidance to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, and trauma. Olivier’s expertise also extends to couples therapy, where he utilizes the Gottman Method, having achieved Level 2 Gottman training.

In his therapeutic practice, Dr. Olivier integrates several evidence-based approaches, including CBT, ACT, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy. By tailoring these approaches to the unique needs of each client, he empowers individuals to overcome challenges and foster positive change.

Beyond his clinical work, Dr. Olivier has contributed to the field through his research. His publications explore the interplay between personality and emotional states in Mixed Martial Artists. Additionally, Olivier has been actively involved with the Society of Neurosport in Florida, further expanding his understanding of the intersection between psychology and sports.

Dr. Olivier is dedicated to helping individuals and couples reclaim their well-being, providing them with the tools and support they need to lead fulfilling lives.

Top Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Confidence / Self Esteem
  • Depression
  • Peak Performance / Executive Coaching
  • Trauma
  • Anger
  • Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Burnout
  • Chronic / Physical Illness
  • Cultural Issues / Racial Trauma
  • Divorce
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Life Transitions
  • Loneliness
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationships
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Sleeping Problems
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
Therapeutic Approach
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Virtual Reality Therapy
Client Focus
  • Individual (Adult)
  • Individual (Adolescents 12-17)
  • Couples / Marriage
  • Group
Additional Languages
  • French
  • Spanish

Location / Map

New York City

600 Third Avenue,
Floor 2,
New York, NY 10016
Mon-Thu 9AM-7PM
Fri 9AM-4PM
Sat-Sun Closed

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Although English is Dr. Van Hauwermeiren's first language, he is fluent in French and often conducts therapy in French.

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Yes, Dr. Van Hauwermeiren regularly treats French-speaking clients and has years of experience working with patients from different backgrounds and cultures. He provides therapy in English, Spanish, and French.

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Yes, Dr. Van Hauwermeiren regularly treats Spanish-speaking clients and has years of experience working with patients from different backgrounds and cultures. He provides therapy in English, Spanish, and French.