Psychologist in Berlin
I am a bilingual psychologist who offers individual-, art- and group therapy, to expatriates and other 'where-evers' in Berlin.
See BerlinArtTherapy.com for more information and separate group-therapy rates.
I am a Clinical Psychologist working between Oslo and Berlin.
I received my Norwegian license over 10 years 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, private institutions, privately run psychologist offices, as well as a test administrator for private contractors.
I've worked short- and long-term, diagnostically and therapeutically, with both individuals, families and groups. When patients problems were multifaceted and complex and required collaborative efforts, I've organized and led meetings with family doctors and other health personnel, so we could launch viable strategies into the world.
Taken together, this gives me a strong foundation for starting to help my patients with wide variety of common ails and troubles - be it anxiety, depression, lifestyle problems and relational difficulties - as well as the tricky, everyday topics of our time - having a sense of purpose, feelings of belonging, and being of use to society and others.
In 2019, I rebooted my clinical practice here in Berlin, focusing mainly on art-therapy for groups. See my webpage for more information BerlinGroupTherapy.com / BerlinArtTherapy.com
Other topics I've taken a special interest in, include Mental Health and Climate Change (Ecoanxiety and Ecopsychology), Economic Inheritance and Identity, Hegemonic Masculinity, Artist's health, Curative Art, and Critical Psychology.
I've been lucky enough to have had an integrative education as well as an eclectic work life. This lets me draw on techniques and methods from all the major psychological approaches, pragmatically and in accordance with the ails and troubles of my patients.
As I see it, the different methodologies within psychology is based on different views on what counts as a good life, which means the your own preferences and values should play a central role in your treatment. For any therapy to work, it has to be a type of help that you - the receiver of the help - are willing to engage in and 'own'.
In your initial meetings with me, you can therefore expect our conversations to focus on formulating your therapeutic goals in such a way that we can work with them together. This also include deciding upon the best way to work with them, and which ways you are willing to work with them. This could be one-on-one sessions, group-sessions, a combination of both, or even referring you to other therapeutic services than the ones I can offer.
When -and only when- we agree upon a viable strategy that you are willing to commit to over time, our formal journey together begins. Goals can also be added or subtracted along the way, of course, as new understandings and symptoms appear or dissapear. Since psychic illness and difficult life conditions can appear separately, as well as at the same time, it will also be our job to separate the two, and what to give focus to attain change.
In our sessions I will offer council, motivation, comforting, new ways of looking at things, as well as challenge you along the way, so you will reach the goals for your therapy.
The quality of my services are secured through memberships in both the Norwegian and German psychologist's association, as well as external counseling from specialists and collegial colloquial groups at the Institute of Group Analysis, Oslo. My practice is insured through Psycura (Gothaer).
Qualifications And Experience
* Diploma in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oslo (Cand. Psychol., 2008, Norway) * 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).
* Europsy certified psychologist * Authorized Norwegian psychologist * Certified Myer-Briggs Typology Test Leader
* The German Psychologists Association (BDP) * The Norwegian Psychologist's association (NPF) * 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
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