You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
— Jon Kabat-Zinn

You deserve a life full of love, happiness, and fulfillment. We’re committed to helping you find it.

Aruba Clinical Services is the premier center for psychotherapy and psychological assessment in Aruba.

We provide high-quality mental health care rooted in science, compassion, and heart for adults, children, couples, and families. Our seasoned psychologist will make you feel welcome, understood, accepted, and empowered on your path to a life well-lived.

Empathy and insight. Provided unconditionally.
Deciding who to choose can feel overwhelming.

When you work with us, you can trust you’re getting a true expert in the field — someone who is driven, dedicated and will go above and beyond to support you. 

We celebrate your wins, help you process your loss, and revel in the joy of sharing in your lives. There is no us without you. 

Fad treatments that aren’t backed by research can make underlying issues worse. We keep up with the current research and deliver the most reliable and effective therapies available today to our clients.

Being a psychologist comes with responsibility. You’re allowing us to be part of your life and trusting our insight and guidance. We hold these privileges dear and will provide you not only with exceptional professionalism but also in the quality of character.

Ready to start feeling better?
We’re ready to help. 


Aruba Clinical Services (ACS) strives to empower individuals to be the best versions of themselves using the latest science has to offer. We aim to provide you with the best quality of therapy to the community so you can feel better quickly. Dr. Audrey Kan is a clinical psychologist who has expertise in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of psychological problems.

At ACS we utilize multiple approaches to therapy such as trauma informed, cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal therapy, and mindfulness-based methods of therapy. If needed, we can combine several approaches to facilitate your therapeutic goals. Ensuring that at ACS you are provided with the treatment that best serves your individual needs.

"I am Dr. Audrey Kan, a Clinical Psychologist with over nine years of experience providing psychotherapy and specialized assessment services to diverse populations in the United States. I have returned home to provide Aruba with ethically and competent psychological services which are imperative to improving the general well-being of our One Happy Island. My style as a psychologist is collaborative, interactive, empathic, and non-judgmental. I view psychotherapy as a vehicle for growth and change, and as a process that must be tailored to everyone’s needs and unique identity. At Aruba Clinical Services, we always strive to have “Aruba’s Best Couch-side Manner.” We believe that openness, practicality, and a sense of humor are cornerstones of successful therapy. Life isn't easy – and having someone on your side can make all the difference to your mental and physical health."


Dr. Kan earned two Master’s Degree (Leiden University & TCSPP) and Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology (TCSPP). She completed her doctoral internship and her post-doctoral hours at Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, an American Psychological Association (APA)-Accredited training site where she was able to provide services in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Kan received intensive and unparalleled training in trauma, DBT, psychosis, substance abuse, and multiple specialized assessments.  

Get What You Need

Your premier choice for therapy in Aruba, at Aruba Clinical Services we provide you with support and guidance in the luxury of your home, our conveniently located office in Oranjestad, or at another location of your choosing. Phone and secure video sessions are also available.

You will begin with a brief phone consultation, followed by an extended first visit in which she will carefully consider your reasons for seeking therapy and work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. She strongly believes that developing a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is a vital part of treatment, and it is therefore essential that you find a therapist with whom you connect. If after meeting it does not seem that she is the best fit for you and your needs, we will work with you to find an appropriate referral.
Rates vary by treatment modality and urgency (e.g., urgent, emergency).  

Customized Services

Services are available on-call in a variety of settings. This allows Dr. Kan to utilize an integrative approach to therapy that might otherwise be limited by the confines of a typical therapy office. While all psychotherapy performed at Aruba Clinical Services is rooted in evidence-based practices, no two clients are treated the same. Services are available in English, Dutch, Spanish and Papiamento. Multilingual services ensure a better opportunity to demonstrate one’s strengths, improving the accuracy of the assessment outcomes, its recommendations, and the effectiveness of any intervention. Welcome to truly personalized treatment.



Aruba Clinical Services offers many different mental health services for adults. We will recommend and customize your treatment plan. People come to us for many reasons. Commonly, we see people who have experienced trauma, feel unhappy, anxious, depressed, struggling with substance abuse or just plain stuck in a rut. Sometimes there is an underlying mood, anxiety or cognitive disorder that has made life inexplicably difficult. Often, people have a combination of issues.

Children & Teens

Growth, at any age, can be challenging. Since children and teens are literally in the throes of growth, they face many new experiences and feelings each year, month, and day! This rapid change, when accompanied by emotional and behavioral struggles, can be especially difficult to navigate. Our goal is to help children and teens identify what is troubling them, get to the root of the issue, and develop strategies that will help them cope and feel better, and reach their full potential. We use treatments based in science with clear track records of success.


We help parents navigate the roller coaster of parenting. We know parenting can be exhilaratingly fun and horribly terrifying! Each stage of your child’s development brings new challenges. At Aruba Clinical Services, our goal is to identify issues and teach parents the skills to reduce the number of stressful parent and child interactions.


Everyone knows that family relationships can be complicated. Aruba Clinical Services’ goal is to help families; identify issues, understand dynamics, improve communication, reduce conflict, and create healthier relationships through empathy, understanding and love.


All relationships have their ups and downs. When the downs outweigh the ups, couples may benefit from therapy. Working with a neutral therapist, to help uncover issues, address feelings, and find solutions can help couples strengthen communication, connections, and function better in their relationships.


ACS is dedicated to women’s mental health concerns. Research shows that women are prone to different mental health concerns than men. We focus on the identification and treatments that specifically address women’s needs.


The LGBTQ community is prone to a unique set of mental health challenges, based on sexual and gender identities. Sadly, stigmas, prejudices, biases, and discrimination exist and can cause complex issues best addressed by LGBTQ-focused mental health experts.

Expertise in Severe and Persistent Mental Illness    

Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) is defined as people suffering from a prolonged or recurrent mental illness, who are impaired in activities of daily living and who require long-term treatment. Despite common misperceptions, having an SMI is not a choice, a weakness, or a character flaw. It is not something that just “passes” or can be “snapped out of” with willpower. The specific causes are unknown, but various factors can increase someone’s risk for mental illness including, family history, brain chemistry, and significant life events such as experiencing a trauma or death of a loved one.

Dr. Kan was previously at an inpatient facility for three years where she worked closely with a wide spectrum of seriously mentally ill clients who varied in acuity with some being highly symptomatic and others more stable. These clients also exhibited a variety of challenging behaviors that became targets for treatment. These included aggression, self-injury, sexually inappropriate behavior, polydipsia, and adaptive functioning deficits.  

Expertise in First Episode Psychosis

Psychosis consists of disturbances in a person’s thoughts and perceptions that cause the sufferer to lose the ability to distinguish between what is real and what is not real. It is not an illness of its own – psychosis is a symptom that can occur in people with several types of mental illnesses, physical diseases, and substance abuse disorders. A person experiencing psychosis may see or hear things that aren’t there (hallucinations) or have persistent, abnormal thoughts or beliefs. Individuals may feel they are in danger, or are being monitored or followed, all based on imaginary ideas (delusions). Thinking may become disrupted, disorganized, and illogical. Psychosis can cause great distress to the person suffering – and to the individual’s family and friends.


Aruba Clinical Services provides comprehensive or abbreviated psychological evaluations for children, youths, and adults. This includes but are not limited to cognitive, achievement, neuropsychological, emotional and personality testing. Assessments provide in-depth information on an individual’s functioning, it is also useful in understanding what a person is thinking and feeling, the underlying personality structure, cognitive strengths, limitations, coping skills, weaknesses, and why a person behaves as he/she does. In clinically complex cases and/or cases in which it is difficult for a person to get in touch with what the problem is or articulate what he/she is experiencing, a full psychological evaluation can be an invaluable resource for providing diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations. After the assessment, you will be provided with feedback and a written report, including clear recommendations targeted toward your specific needs.


Aruba Clinical Services additionally helps assess functioning related to parenting, career, suicidality, and legal issues. 

Forensic Services

Dr. Kan previously worked in the United States with a variety of forensic clients. These clients ranged from those who have pled an insanity defense to those from jail/prison with a mental health and/or substance abuse diagnosis who were transferred to the hospital for further stabilization. Dr. Kan is further qualified to provide multiple specialized forensic treatments such as Sex Offender Treatment, Court Mandated Treatment, Substance Abuse Treatment, and additional treatment modalities to reduce recidivism.

Dr. Kan has extensive experience in conducting forensic psychological evaluations and providing expert reports to assist with the following legal matters:


Competency to Stand Trial


Dangerousness/Risk for Violence/Risk Management


Mental/ Intellectual Disability




Sex Offender Risk Assessment

Crisis Intervention Services

These are immediate, emergency-oriented services for adults or children and their families who exhibit acute problems related to disturbances in thought, behavior, mood, or social relationships. The services provide a rapid response to crisis situations that threaten the well-being of individuals or others. Crisis Intervention Services include assessments, counseling, screening, and referral services. At ACS we provide Urgent (within 5 days) and Emergency (same day) in-person or mobile treatment and interventions.

Trainings & Workshops

Our trainings and workshops are about fun with a purpose. We pride ourselves on our innovative activities and ability to put participants where they should during a training/workshop – in front, at the center, and in charge of their learning. Some of our courses cover workplace essentials and target all learners. While others have been designed for targeted audiences. No matter what psychoeducational topic you choose, we will facilitate it in an engaging way.

Business Consulting /Assessment

Dr. Kan will work together with you to better serve your company and customer base, ultimately improving productivity, efficiency, morale, and growth. At Aruba Clinical Services we provide a multitude of occupational services including:


Developing, implementing, or evaluating employee selection procedures, including psychometric tests, situational judgement questionnaires, assessment center exercises and structured interviews.


Providing specialized personnel assessment (including law enforcement), Fitness for Duty evaluations, and Competent to Work Evaluations.


Developing talent management processes and systems so you can identify and develop your high-potential employees.


Working one-to-one with individuals to support them in becoming more successful and effective in delivering your organizational objectives, while also enhancing their personal wellbeing.


Mediation in situations where there is conflict between employees and management or an employment dispute.


Analyzing the training needs of employees, identify skills gaps and determine how to address that gap in a cost-effective manner.


Designing, developing, and delivering training and developing programs.


Caya Punta Brabo 3 
Ortho Clinic Aruba 
Oranjestad, Aruba

Phone: +297 280 9920

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