Dr Willie Van Der Merwe, DMin (USA), MA Clin Psych (RSA), Registered Clinical Psychologist in South Africa and Namibia       Altus Van der Merwe MA Clin Psych (Namibia) Registered Clinical Psychologist in Namibia

Willie is a private practice psychologist serving clients virtually online and at my practice in Swakopmund Namibia.  As your therapist, it is my priority to create a therapeutic atmosphere that promotes growth and positive change, for you. I look forward to working with you to address your challenges and realize your goals. Therapy is a process that can move you toward being the healthiest version of yourself and living the life you desire.

Altus is also a private practice psychologist serving clients in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay Namibia.   We are all faced with difficulties in life. The main idea of treatment is to assist clients to optimally relate to their environments and for their interpersonal and emotional needs to be satisfied in a constructive manner (through functional and constructive interpersonal styles). This is from a deep rooted belief that clients have innate resources and resiliency that need to be activated to deal with the challenges and difficulties of life to function optimally.










Treatment Approach

We use a variety of approaches to address our clients unique needs. Many successful treatment plans will utilize a foundation of behavioral, christian, cognitive/cognitive-behavioral, eclectic, emdr, gestalt, interpersonal, multicultural, person-centered, psychodynamic, psychoeducational, rational-emotive, reality, relational psychotherapy, solution-focused brief therapy, transactional analysis therapy then quickly move toward a tailored treatment plan and approach that includes tools to help sustain the growth experienced in regular therapy.

Additionally, there is a growing body of research that supports the practice of self-compassion and mindfulness in psychotherapy. Neuroscience research reveals individuals that practice these techniques are happier, more resilient, and better equipped to heal painful memories from the past. It is our honor and mission to help our clients move past what’s blocking them from reaching their full potential individually and in their relationships.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education & Credentials:

  • License #: CPS00155; PS0017701
  • License Countries: Namibia; South Africa
  • Practicing Since: 1985
  • Education: DMin (Doctoral in Ministry)
    MA (Clinical Psychology)