About Me

The Happiness Boost

The Happiness Boost was founded in The Hague by psychologist, Kate Avis. The Happiness Boost strives to help people of all walks of life obtain knowledge and skills to live a meaningful and joyful life. The Happiness Boost offers individual counselling sessions, group meetings, workshops, inspirational blog posts and unique products that boost mental health.

The Founder

Originally born in South Africa, Kate Avis moved to the Netherlands in 2008. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Webster University and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Leiden University. After graduating, she worked for a number of years as a psychologist in a large mental health facility treating patients with a wide variety of disorders and problems. She has also worked as an academic teacher teaching international psychology students and currently works as a student counsellor at Erasmus University College. Kate’s passion is to help people reach their potential and to enjoy all the amazing things life has to offer.


My Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Summa Cum Laude)
  • Master of Science in Psychology, specialization: Clinical Psychology
  • Diploma in Bereavement Counselling
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Certificate in Transdiagnostic Treatment for Eating Disorders
  • Certificate in Schema Therapy
  • Member of Nederlands Instituut van Psychologen (NIP)