Sometimes life asks us to change flight patterns in mid-air, this takes flexibility and a fresh perspective.

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What We Can Do For You



Sometimes life asks us to change flight patterns in mid air. This takes flexibility and a fresh perspective. And that is where we come in.

Are you willing to take the next step for example in caring for yourself or others, like your staff? Want to mobilize strengths within the community or organization? Go more in-depth concerning your professional development with inter- or supervision? Or are you looking for something different than the traditional approach?

Then we are the right partners for you! We are all rounded psychologists who joined forces to offer solution focused consultancy, coaching, mindfulness training, team development, workshops, project management and support, all in the domain of psychological well being.

Private Practice

Inspired is affiliated with private practice CVO Psychology. When you are experiencing psychological problems on personal level, one of our team members – Caroline van Oost- can help you by offering psychological assessment and treatment. She is a registered and skilled professional in the location of Simpson Bay area.

You can contact her by phone: +1721-5541744 or by filling out the contactform.


If you want your psychological consult to be covered by your insurance, you will need a referral of your general practitioner/house doctor.

For information about the tariffs of the psychologists on St. Maarten, see the website of Association of Psychologists and Allied Professionals St. Maarten.

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What We Did For Others

Below is a sample of projects we did for organisations and individuals on the island of Sint Maarten. It serves as an illustration of what we can do, not as a resume.

Psychology is in everything, you will encounter it in your every day life on different levels. Therefore no two cases are alike. Our cases serve as an ever expanding example of how we can help you or help you help yourself.

Hurricanes and Rainbows

This psychosocial project of the White and Yellow Cross Care Foundation, funded by the National Disaster Fund, linked young adolescents and seniors of St. Maarten together through life story interviewing concerning coping with (the aftermath of) hurricanes. It had the focus to develop intergenerational connection, stimulating providing psychosocial support and to enrich the documentation of … Continue reading Hurricanes and Rainbows


Connecting with professionals in the field is one of the main focal areas of Inspired. For psychologists and allied professionals, APAP SXM (Association of Psychologists and Allied Professionals) is the platform to connect and share knowledge and experience in the field of psychology. Being active members of the association Caroline and Sanne invest in the … Continue reading APAP

Intervision & Supervision

We provide intervision and supervision for several care professionals in currently two organizations to enhance and support their professional development. With a creative and supportive approach we invite them to reflect and connect their experiences with new knowledge or perspective and/or strengthen their resilience in what they already know. ” If you want to make … Continue reading Intervision & Supervision

Training Psychosocial Support in Disasters – K1 DIRECT

With the Government of St. Maarten, K1 DIRECT committed to assist in manning and coordinating the logistics related to emergency shelters, coordinating the distribution of relief goods, and conducting first response. Though they have a pre-determined role assist in these areas, they are very much aware of the unpredictability and chaos related to crises and … Continue reading Training Psychosocial Support in Disasters – K1 DIRECT

Team Development

Inspired, having a certified DiSC trainer, is currently carrying out a team development program at a local health care organization, based on Lencioni’s five behaviors of a cohesive team: trust, conflict, commitment, accountability and results, using the DiSC assessment as a foundation to build a cohesive team. The DiSC assessment, published by Wiley, is a … Continue reading Team Development


“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” Jon Kabat Zinn We all face challenges in life, the usual small but significant daily stressors and/or chronic stressors. Stress can come to the surface in many ways. For some it results in physical pain like muscle tension or … Continue reading Mindfulness

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The Team

Our team consists of two psychologists, BIG registered and registered on St. Maarten:

Caroline van Oost

Caroline was born in Canada and grew up in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. She studied at the University of Utrecht and in Nijmegen at Radboud Centre of Social Sciences. After visiting the island for many years she decided to move in 2016 to the island. For more information about her professional career you can see her LinkedIn profile

Sanne about Caroline:

“One of her strengths is her determination. After hurricane Irma that was the first thing I noticed. Her kindness is her drive to contribute to the community and be of assistance in building back. She is able to involve people, make them part of a team responsibility and combine strengths to overcome challenges together and deliver quality. She motivates others to think things through, to not jump to conclusions and maybe even change one’s mind in light of evidence. Quality is what she stands for. She is eager to learn and develop her professional skills. Not just as a professional though. She has a lot of different interests, for example she loves to discover the underwater world by diving or helping others by being actively involved in several volunteer projects. Being a genuine and sincere person, Caroline stays true to herself, with an open mind and appreciation for the beliefs and motives of others. Make her part of your team and she will put in all her effort, explore, give an honest opinion and look for opportunities to grow as a team. For me, her drive and determination, inspired me to feel empowered in my strengths. So why not make that dream come true? We share our ideas about psychology, a good sense of humor, patience, creativity and more. Resulting in a collaboration in which we can be inspired even more and inspire others, not just in a therapy setting. Why should we only color in between the lines?

SAnne Gruijters

Sanne was born in a town nearby Maastricht, in The Netherlands. She studied at the University of that same city and found her way to Sint Maarten by visiting family and friends many times. She decided to finally move there in March 2017. For more information about her professional career you can see her LinkedIn profile.

Caroline about Sanne:

“If you talk to Sanne, she will spark you with her creative mind and enthusiasm. That is something that immediately stands out with her. Her broad smile and sparkling eyes that pop up when she talks about her passions . Sanne is always eager to develop herself and is not afraid to think outside of the box. She enjoys exploring new things and appreciating the small things in life. Developing new products and ideas is a strength of her, just like her talent of looking at challenges from different perspectives and critically reflect on this, giving ground to her being able to make wise and fair decisions. Her ability to connect, innovate and share her knowledge in an understandable manner for whoever she is talking to is inspiring for me. She is able to move herself comfortable around in different social settings and make people feel at ease. Her creativity is not only an important aspect for her professional identity, also in her personal life you see this in different forms. She can make from nothing something and is able to create beautiful art and items that would not be misplaced in several shops. She is a woman with a wide variety of interests, from driving a motorbike to crochet! A person who i am happy to collaborate with and embark on this great journey to innovate, inspire and create within the psychology field!”

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If you have questions then you can contact us on the following ways:

  • Phone:  +1 721 559-4169 (Sanne) or +1 721 554-1744 (Caroline)
  • By filling out our contact form: