I am a psychiatrist trained in France and US, Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry (2004) and Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2009) by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. I have the Belgian recognition for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Arrete Ministeriel).

I am treating children, adolescents, and adults mostly from the expatriate English speaking community in the Brussels area. I offer comprehensive evaluations and individualized treatments, integrating evidenced-based psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy.

My approach include individual psychotherapy, play therapy for pre-schoolers, family therapy, parent counselling. Medications are sometimes considered when I feel it is absolutely necessary and only after thoroughly explaining the benefits, risks and side effects. I often encourage my clients to consider the benefits of meditation, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for relapse prevention.

I developed a particular interest in mindfulness for parenting and its influence on positive family relationships.

Because of my background and experience in multiple cultures and systems of care, I can easily understand the challenges of the expatriate community.

Anca Paunica
Diplomate in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry