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1 Potestraat
Herent, Vlaanderen, 3020

+32 491 19 41 89

Larissa Ernst, English and Afrikaans speaking clinical psychologist and psychotherapist in Leuven, Belgium.

About me

Larissa Ernst specialises in couples (marriage), family and individual psychotherapy and hypnosis.  She is also an accredited family mediator. Larissa Ernst also provides clinical supervision to registered psychologists.

BSocSci Psychology (UP)
BSocSci Psychology Honours (UP)
MSc Clinical Psychology (Medunsa)
Certificate in Family Law (UNW)


I am a South African who has relocated to Belgium in January 2017. During my professional life I have lived in various different towns and cities throughout South Africa.  Before qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist I worked as a registered Psychometrist and subsequently a Psychological Counsellor for two years.  I started my practical career as a Clinical Psychologist with internships at the Dr George Mukhari Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa (Pretoria) and Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria.  In 2009 I completed the mandatory Community Service year at the Tswaing Sub-District in Delareyville, North-West Province.  

In 2010 I opened my private practice and a training centre for continuous professional development (Satori Centre for Psychotherapy Training CC) in Pretoria.   In 2015 I expanded my practice and opened the Satori Centre for Interactional Wellness Inc., a multi-disciplinary practice and training centre.  I am the director of the centre and co-ordinate the services rendered, as well as the training workshops offered to psychologists and social workers.  

Mid 2015 I opened a second practice in Cape Town CBD. I closed this practice when I moved to Belgium in January 2017.


  • Clinical Psychologist in independent practice at the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) - registration number PS 0106267

  • Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa - registration number 0369993

  • Psycholoog at the Belgian Psychologencommissie - erkenningsnummer 822118268

  • Vlaamse Vereniging van Klinisch Psychologen



  • BSoc Sci (Psychology) - University of Pretoria
  • BSoc Sci Hons (Psychology) - University of Pretoria
  • MSc (Clinical Psychology)  - University of Limpopo (Medunsa Campus)
  • Certificate in Family Law - University of North West (Potchefstroom Campus)
  • Family Mediation Training (Family Justice)
  • Fundamental Training in Ericksonian Hypnosis (Ericksonian Institute of Stellenbosch)