For the past 20 years (even before Covid) –I have worked with all kind of different people in USA, Denmark and around the world — persons of various backgrounds, cultures, ages, genders, sexual orientations, identities/ in transition, languages, socio-economic levels, etc.
I work fluently in both English and Danish.
Furthermore….My job requires effective communication skills, which goes beyond just a matter of a common language. Therefore, it is really important that the client and I really try to understand one another, despite personal differences. I strive to develop a good rapport with my clients based on mutual respect, honestly, openness to be ourselves, compassion & empathy. Therapeutic conversations are of a personal and sensitive nature, so trust is key.
Treatment services are targeted toward these 4 general types of clients:
1. Foreigners— Clients who speak English as a first or second language. They also want someone who is not only fluent to practice in English, but they find it helpful that I relate to them as a fellow foreigner here in Denmark.
2. Danes— Clients looking for a professional with a different perspective, more advanced set of skills and experience, or because they were dissatisfied with the services they received from other Danish psychologists. They canchoose to speak Danish or English.
3. Couples— Both individuals are foreigners, both are Danes, or one partner is a foreigner in relationship with a Dane. One or both partners may be experiencing unique challenges being away from their homeland, due to intercultural differences, or having difficulties with emotions, communication, conflict, life changes, intimacy, or trust.
4. Family/ Groups-– Clients share a similar struggle, such as depression, anxiety, cultural adjustment problems, grief, etc. and would benefit from the safety of a cohesive group environment to not feel alone, gain support and personal insight and coping skills
Many foreigners, refugees, expatiates, students, international workers, along with their families have come to this country hoping for a new start, maybe a better life than the one in their homeland. Unfortunately too often, they find themselves faced with many challenges with relocating that they are not well-equipped to deal with–including culture shock, language barriers, and unforeseen circumstances…
Having Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes is often very challenging and goes way beyond just eating the right foods, checking blood sugar levels and taking medicine. Most non-Diabetics can not relate to the hardships of this condition. Even Diabetics, themselves, often struggle with taking proper care of themselves while still living a normal life.
If you are a Christian looking for counseling/ psychological help from someone who understands your unique perspective, incorporates your faith into the treatment process and offers advice that is in line with the Bible…