Dancing With the Stars’ Louis van Amstel is ready to make amends with Kate Gosselin after saying she “needs a psychologist.”

“I want to apologize to Kate. I really do. She grew on all of us so much,” van Amstel told usmagazine.com. “What I was meaning to say is that dance is like therapy,” he explained. “It’s such a great way to use movement without having to talk about it — just move and go to a certain place. That’s what I said and that was what Kate needed.”

Van Amstel, 37, says “it was hard” for Gosselin, 35, to hear criticism from the judges. Bruno Tonioli slammed her for moving on the dance floor like a “shopping cart.”