I received my Norwegian license over a decade ago and went on to hold positions in both the public and private health sector, working in such diverse levels of the health care system as day clinics, acute care, group therapy units, privately run institutions and psychologist offices.
In Berlin I offer individual counseling and counseling in a group format to native and non-native English speakers.
Group therapy is a highly effective form of psychotherapy and at least equal to individual therapy in its power to provide the change you are looking for, but with the added benefits that what you learn in the group is more easily applicable outside of therapy, in addition to the long-term costs of grup therapy usually being lower to seeing a therapist one-on-one.
The group I currently run started June 2021 and is accepting new members.
Visit my webpage for more information BerlinArtTherapy.com
Sifting through the all the different theoretical backgrounds and attitudes of therapists on this site can be taxing.
As a result of my integrative education and eclectic work life, I tend to draw on techniques and methods from all major psychological approaches pragmatically and in accordance with the ails and troubles of my patients, instead of starting with a preconception of a 'best' method. Sometimes people's struggles are best understood in light of the times they live in or the human condition too. My working attitude is that although I may be an expert in psychology, I am not an expert on you.
In your initial meetings with me, you can therefore expect our conversations to focus on identifying and formulating your therapeutic goals in such a way that we can work on them together. This also include deciding upon the best way to work together - be it through one-on-one sessions, group therapy or a combination of both - as well as which techniques and methods we'll draw upon during the different phases of your therapy.
Once we agree upon a viable strategy that you are willing to commit to over time, our journey together formally begins. I will offer council, motivation, new ways of looking at things, as well as challenge you along the way, so you reach the goals for your therapy.
Ideally you will leave a session feeling encouraged, more curious about yourself and with a clear sense of how to work towards the change you are looking for.
The quality of my services are secured through memberships in both the German and Norwegian psychologist's association, as well as external counseling from the Institute of Group Analysis, Oslo.
Qualifikationen und Erfahrung
* Diploma in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oslo (Candidatus Psychologae/Diploma Psychologe) (2008) * Foundation level specialization in adult psychopathology (2010) * Pre-Core Courses in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (2014) * Level A, Oslo Institute of Group Analysis (ongoing)
* Post-graduate workshops and seminars on art-therapy, artist health, performance art psychology, therapeutic tools in organizational development, leadership tools to foster dialogue, conflict management in the workplace, psychopedagogic group therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, mentalization and metacognition, complicated grief, self-mutilation, eating disorders, and sexual abuse (males).
* The German Psychologists Association (BDP) * The Norwegian Psychologist's association (NPF) * Norwegian Group-psychotherapist's Association (NGPF) * European Federation of Psychologists' Associations (EFPA) * Association of Norwegian Sculptors (NBK) * Norwegian Sculptor Society (NBF), Oslo and Akershus Artist Association (BOA) * Young Artists' Society (UKS) * Oslo Art Society (OK) * Performance Art Oslo (PAO)
* Bilingual, Norwegian and English
(2020-ongoing) Psychologist. Individual-, group- and art therapy, Berlin
(2013-ongoing) Visual artist, curator and coordinator, Oslo-Berlin
(2012-2015) Psychological Psychotherapist. Private practitioner, Help Link Psychologist Center, Oslo.
(2012) Test leader. Pearson Assesment, Oslo
(2009-2010) Psychological Psychotherapist. Individual-, group- and art therapy. Aker University Hospital, Jessheim
(2008) Psychological Psychotherapist. Individual therapy. Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital, Oslo
(2007) Psychological Psychotherapist in training. Vindern Psychiatric Day Clinic, Oslo
(2005-2006) Psychological Psychotherapist in training. The Alternative To Violence foundation (ATV), Oslo
(2005-2006) Psychological Psychotherapist in training and Test Leader in training. Sunnås Rehabilitation Hospital, Oslo