At OpenUp we are on a mission to make mental wellbeing accessible to everyone. Since March 2020 we are growing quickly and are regularly looking for passionate freelance psychologists who want to join our mission!

Are you interested to join us, but is the role you’re looking for not published on the website? Please apply. As soon as we have a matching position, we will reach out to you.


About OpenUp


At OpenUp, we support companies, their employees and the families of employees with mental wellbeing. Via our OpenUp platform, employees and their families receive direct access to health checks, self-help programs, group sessions and webinars, mindfulness training and a large team of recognized psychologists. In our company we build high performance teams in which people develop themselves to their fullest potential. We enjoy raising the bar and making it to the next level.

Open Up is part of the LinkedIn Top Startups 2023 and is rapidly growing. We are expanding our international teams and we search for like-minded talent. We are already helping over 1000+ (international) companies and their employees, e.g. Rituals, Deloitte, Decathlon, Miele, KPMG, Adyen and McDonalds. We are the Dutch market leader. But that’s not enough to achieve our mission: We aim to become the number one mental health partner in the whole of Europe.



Your job


At OpenUp we are focussing on the preventive care, what means that we don’t do diagnosis, but we are there for the day-to-day struggles, such as work related problems, relationships issues, self confidence, purpose of life and lots more! 

OpenUp is open 6 days a week: for planned video consults and spontaneous consults via video. We guarantee short term availability and accessibility. We believe that that minimises the barriers people experience to work on their mental health and because we know that emotions don’t do waiting lists.

Together with your client you work towards a goal in a set of 25 minute-sessions. In these online conversations, you are challenged to make that goal as specific as possible and to make an impact: what is the first step someone can take today?

Your work will consist of consultations with a variety of people and requests for help and possible weekly intervision sessions to support you and your personal and professional development. On average, you speak to a client for about 3 to 5 sessions to work on a specific request of help. This can vary, so it is also possible for someone to schedule a one-time appointment or, say, 8 appointments to work on a goal, together with you.

Curious to learn more about who we are and what we do? Let us explain it a bit more in this video


About you

You are a psychologist (MSc) who wants to join us in improving mental well-being in the Netherlands and all across Europe. You thrive in a dynamic and growing work environment. Next to that:

  • You have a Master in any kind of Psychology.
  • You have 2+ years of experience in 1:1 psychological conversations.
  • You have knowledge of interventions based on solution-focused therapy, ACT, and/or CBT.
  • You are a self-starter, resilient and have a growth-mindset.
  • Your native language is any (European) language.
  • You have business level English communication skills (written and spoken) and feel comfortable to do consultations and meetings in English.
  • You are a team player and flexible.

The relationship with clients and colleagues forms the center of your work. You start conversations, seek for connection and act decisively. You work solution-focused and you are able to come up with advice for your clients in a short period of time. You act from a ‘practice what you preach’ perspective. This appears from your expressions and your own reflections, the application of your interventions and your attitude to your clients and colleagues. You are a team-player, but you are also able to work independently. When you find yourself with a good idea or wish to develop yourself: you reach out! 


What you get


OpenUp is fast growing and you have the chance to become part of this challenging journey. Your high impact role in this early-stage scale-up offers a lot of great opportunities and chances to grow with us. 

You are working in a diverse and international environment from our offices in the heart of Amsterdam. We like to have fun together with a lot of team building activities like our weekly ‘borrels’ and after work sport classes, the yearly ski-trip and our Padel tournament. Which makes our work fun, challenging and dynamic. Next to that:

  • A freelance contract for 8-24 hours per week.
  • You can work from home or in our office in Amsterdam, but always during our office hours (9.00 - 21.00 CET). 
  • Interested in a fixed contract? Then we ask you to live in the Netherlands, so you can join us a couple of days in the week in the office to work on masterclasses, group sessions and/or other initiatives.
  • A team with a variety of expertise like work and organizational psychology, health psychology or lifestyle medicine.
  • The values we give to our clients, we also practice on ourselves and team members!
  • Room for discussion, reflection, personal development and education
  • A nice work atmosphere, with joint lunches and drinks
  • To give direction to your professional development, Two training day parts per year are facilitated by OpenUp to reflect on your skills and values as a psychologist.


Next steps


Excited about joining OpenUp (in the future)? We love to have you in our Talent Pool, so you will be the first to know when an interesting role for you is opening. Send us your application through our website and leave your details, so we can reach out once a position matches with you. Please note that we only reach out when we see a good match with one of our (future) roles, that can mean that it can take a couple of weeks.

Do you have any questions? You can look at our frequently asked questions. Is it not answering your questions or you have another comment? Please don't hesitate to contact our Recruiter, Lone. 


Lone van Lunen – Recruiter



At OpenUp, everyone is welcome to apply - regardless of color, age, gender, nationality or any other label. We embrace what makes you unique and we believe that a diverse team is crucial to success. If you are ready to OpenUp, join us!




Our OpenUp and iPractice ventures help people become and stay mentally and physically healthy. We continuously develop our practice and online platform for mental well-being. Users can start directly with various online programs and connect face to face with a psychologist. All programs are evidence-based, result-oriented and short and sweet. Sustainable results come from daily practice and users are supported by an accessible system and network of psychologists. We offer our services all over Europe, in various languages. We help hundreds of people every day and the number of users is growing fast.

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