July 2022 in my garden

Prof. Dr. Mia (Maria) Leijssen.  Contact:

Born 1951. Since 1974 living in Keerbergen, Belgium, Flemish Region.

Mia (Maria)Leijssen, PhD, Professor (Emeritus) Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the University of Leuven, Belgium.

Used to teach Psychotherapy, Counseling skills and Professional ethics at Masters and Postgraduate level. 

Person-centered, Experiential, Existential Psychotherapist since 1973.

Focusing Teacher and Coordinator since 1984.

Widely published since 1984, especially on Focusing Microprocesses (topic of PhD research), Spirituality, Professional Ethics, Existential Well-being.

Academic director of the Massive Open Online Course: Existential Well-being Counseling: A Person-centered Experiential Approach.

Private practice Existential Well-being Counseling.

Married Luc Courtois since 1973, mother of a son (1975) and a daughter (1977), grandmother of 5 grandchildren (2003, 2006, 2008, 2008, 2010).