About us

Our vision

The Teens are the years where opportunities can be created or closed down. It is often an uncomfortable time, but also very formative. It is the time when your adult self first emerges and when you begin to make decisions independently from your parents.
Any action that adults can take to protect, encourage and facilitate teenagers’ development will have a positive impact on their future health and well-being.

Our mission

We are committed to supporting adolescents and their families during this phase – allowing teenagers and their parents to fully embrace and enjoy this new stage in life.
We believe that every teenager and their family are different, so the support we offer is personalised towards every client we work with. We know from experience that all cultures and backgrounds bring their own beliefs to parenting an adolescent, and we welcome these differences with an open mind. We truly understand what it is like from a parent’s point of view to raise a teenager and also how the teenager might respond. Our job is to bridge this gap and create a smooth transition into adulthood.
Our philosophy is built on a solid ethical core of empathy, trustworthiness and cross-cultural sensitivity.

Our team

We are specialised professionals, gathered in a committed and dynamic team.


Founder & CEO

My name is Tais Triviño Londoño. Born in Colombia, I am a professional psychologist with a master’s degree in psycho-oncology and an expert in systemic interventions and I am, as well, the proud founder of STELD.
For the past ten years I have been working between Spain and The Netherlands on programmes involving health and educational psychology. My professional background includes extensive work with multicultural families, an experience which has allowed me to witness first-hand the need for teenagers to have a safe space to explore and develop themselves.  
During my career, I have realised that often parents are not, or do not feel, well-equipped to handle teenage subjects and have difficulty in finding the right professional help. This inspired me to launch STELD.


Couples and Family Psychotherapy, Msc

Escuela Vasco-Navarra de Terapia Familiar

In progress

First Aid for Babies and Children

Red Cross


Psycho-oncology, MSc

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

2010 – 2012

Expert in Systemic Interventions

Escuela Vasco-Navarra de Terapia Familiar.

2015 – 2016

Psychology, BA

Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports

Homologation Degree
2013 Spain

Training on Therapeutic Empathy

Humanizar: Humanisation Health Center


Psychology, BA

Universidad El Bosque.

2003 – 2009

Professional Training Course in Counselling I & II

Humanizar: Humanisation Health Center




My name is Andrea Prieto Beaudet. Born in Colombia, where I obtained my Bachelor’s degree, I moved to France to do a Masters in Psychology of Cognitive Processes at Paris 8 University. Nowadays, raising and caring for my two small children in an international environment, I realized the importance and challenges of building strong relationships within the family, as well as understanding and supporting each other in those crucial phases of life. Therefore, my aim is to provide parents and adolescents with the necessary tools to transit through this period of life confidently and happily.


Psychology of Cognitive Processes, MSc

Université Paris 8


Psychology, BA

Université Paris 10


Psychology, BA

Universidad Nacional de Colombia



Most frequent questions and answers
Adolescence is the period of growth and development between childhood and adulthood. Generally occurring between 10 and 19 years, it prepares the individual to face an adult world. During this stage physical and sexual development become evident. Also, the transition to social and economic independence, development of identity, acquisition of skills to establish adult relationships and assume adult functions. In addition, this stage is vital in the development of abstract reasoning (WHO, 2020).

Adolescence is synonymous with exceptional growth and great potential, but it also carries its own risks, in which social context can have a decisive influence; especially when it comes to “Cross-Cultural Kids” (CCKs) who are children that experience different cultures as bi-cultural kids, migrants, immigrants or adoptees. “Third-Culture Kids” (TCKs) are included in the modern concept of CCKs. Both CCKs and TCKs have passed a significant part of their developing years accompanying their parents to a country or countries different from the country of origin of at least one parent; be it for work or educational reasons. (Abrham, 2020; Pollock, van Reken and Pollock, 2017).

Frequent upheaval, such as moving country to country, can have lasting positive or negative effects on the health and well-being of adolescents. That’s why we believe that seeking professional help and guidance is part of the responsibility of raising an adolescent.

The sooner, the better!

As a parent, you should ask for help as soon as you detect that your adolescent has some difficulties or might be facing a hard time, or even ask for guidance just for yourself if you have doubts about how to navigate your child through this stage.

As a teenager or young adult, you may be on a bit of a downer and have lost interest in things that you usually enjoy, or maybe you are struggling to focus at school and feel overwhelmed. Perhaps you have already reached out for help, which is a step in the right direction. Reaching out for help is the first step to feeling better. But If you haven’t, don’t worry: you are not alone! THIS is the time to do it. You might think that your parents or those around you won’t understand, but your wellbeing is important and deserves attention. Just pick a time to talk.

Reach out soon!
Being a global teen comes with great strengths and advantages, such as:

  • Ability to speak different languages
  • Adaptability
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Empathy
  • Openness to change
  • Tolerance

But the same experience can also make the common adolescent challenge bigger, such as:

  • Developing a personal identity and sense of belonging
  • Uneven and possibly delayed maturity during adolescence
  • Loss of friends
  • Difficulties with conflict resolution
  • Unresolved grief and loss
  • Academic concerns & low performance
  • Adjusting to new environments & intercultural clashes
  • Body image
  • Bullying
  • Career orientation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Coping skills
  • Difficulties with rules & authority figures
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional control
  • Excessive worry
  • Family conflicts
  • Gender identity
  • Grief & loss
  • Identity & Belonging
  • Mood disorders
  • Peer pressure
  • Positive Discipline
  • Social media & games usage
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm behaviour
  • Sexuality
  • Sleep problems
  • Social skills
  • Substance abuse: alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, etc.

Our location

Our office is located in the centre of Amsterdam.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, face to face sessions are not possible at the moment. However, we are happy to assist you using video chat.