Approach and Philosophy 

Carla Van Walsum PhDc, has created a thriving holistic psychotherapy practice South Florida, helping clients make quantum progress through her unique combination of psychological, spiritual and metaphysical approaches. Her extensive study of European, American and Eastern philosophies provide the foundation for her work.    

On a personal level she uses a great sense of compassion, intuition, empowerment, knowledge and respect, and believes in being non-judgmental. The result is that she is able to get to the heart of the matter quickly and empower clients to focus on what can be done to make life shifts.   Carla is an expert at discovering and releasing blocks and traumas and allowing clients o get back into the flow of thriving in life, work and relationships.

Many clients are able to heal acute and life-long patterns of emotional pain, struggling relationships, family burdens and stress. She gives the tools, you do the work!

Experience and Education 

Carla utilizes a holistic mind-body-spirit approach to personal growth and healing. Her career as a psychotherapist began in her native Holland, where she studied Psychology (Open University Heerlen 1986- 2001) and Integrative Psychotherapy (Seth Academy den Haag).  She is a  Systemic Family Healing/Constellations facilitator having studied under the direction of  Bert Hellinger, the Dutch Hellinger Institute,  Seth Academy (the Netherlands) and Peter and Jamie Faust in Boston, USA. Carla is a member of the Internationational Systemic Constellations Association.

  Carla also has extensive experience as a Neuro Emotional Integration practitioner. Her studies and qualifications include Rational Emotieve Therapy, the work of Dr Albert Ellis, and study and training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, at Alter Vision with Christine de Vries and others.

In Non-Violent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg PhD Carla found a great tools for Crystal Clear Communication and peaceful conflict resolution, which is a red line through her work. She participated in Intensive Trainings with Inga Teekens at the Non-violent Communication Center, Den Haag.

 Already working with hypnosis in her private practice in Holland, Carla did additional studies at the Motivational Hypnosis Institute, California. Attitudinal Healing, as created by Gary Jampolsky is one of Carla's favorite sources of healing styles. Tapping into the powerful energies of Love, Gratitude and Forgiveness help releasing blocks and changing mindsets for creating a healthy, happy and successful future. Change Your Mind; Change Your Future!

A turning point came into Carla's life several years ago when the work of Abraham Hicks became a great source of inspiration and insights on the most profound life questions, as with Doreen Virtue's Angel Therapy and Brandon Bays "the Healing Journey".

Additionally, she was several times facilitator for empowerment, personal growth, couple -relationships and Family-Harmony workshops.  As her practice grew, Carla observed that a combination of traditional and metaphysical approaches appear to yield the highest quality healing and harmony, motivating her to expand her studies to include a variety of modalities.  

After moving to United States with her family in 2004, she pursued her vision of bridging traditional and metaphysical approaches by delving into a doctoral program in Transpersonal Counseling, which she completes in 2012 (University of Metaphysical Sciences, MN 2012).  

Prior to dedicating herself to her true life’s passion and purpose of helping transform lives through her psychotherapy practice, she enjoyed a successful career as a professional musician. She played for 4 years 1st flute in the "Rotterdam Opera Orchestra", enjoyed an intensive concert life performing throughout Europe and Israel, participating in numerous radio and TV productions.  

Carla speaks six languages and in addition to her personal counseling work, is a popular speaker and workshop presenter throughout Florida, USA and Europe.


Professional Experience

  • NIDI, 1999-2001 psychological, sociological research and care Jewish Life after WW II
  • 2nd Generation (after the Holocaust) care
  • ADD/ADHD child/parent education & support
  • NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) for adults and children
  • Facilitator for Systemic Family Constellations
  • Private practice 1998-2004 Rotterdam, the Netherlands and from 2007 Boca Raton, S Florida


Certifications & Special Training: 

  • Systemic Family Constellations
  • The Healing Journey; Brandon Bays
  • Non-violent Communication, Marshall Rosenberg, PhD
  • Attitudinal Healing, Dr Gary Jampolsky
  • Neuro Emotionele Integration/ EFT
  • The Work; Byron Katie
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (Master Practitioner)
  • Rational Emotive Therapy; Dr Albert Ellis
  • Hypnosis
  • Transformational Drawing
  • Neuro-Imaginative Gestalting
  • Color therapy
  • Graduate Melton school, Jewish Adult education


Speaking engagements:

7th Annual Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect:

'Turn on the Light' October 21,

"Therapeutic Approaches in Systemic Family Constellations"


New-Life Expo Ft Lauderdale February 19

"Systemic Family Constellations"


Palm Beach State College

June 16,

November 21 & 29,

Phenomenological & Systemic Constellations;

Life's Hidden Truths