ABOUT KARINA

I'm a native Dane who has lived abroad for over 30 years, making my way through five other countries besides Denmark. I’ve studied clinical psychology and systemic/relational psychotherapy in Belgium, where I lived for 20 years. After moving around for a big part of my life, I now work as a couples- and sex therapist in Copenhagen and Berlin. Apart from my therapeutic work, I teach and write, and have recently published the book 'Samtalen om sex' for health professionals who want better and more inclusive conversations about sexuality related issues. I’m currently working on my second book, an introduction to systemic sex therapy, which will be available in 2020.

I work in English, Danish, German and Dutch.

 

 

vita

  • 2019 - Lecturer in sex therapy together with Ulrich Clement at ISI in Berlin

  • 2011 – Independent Psychologist in Copenhagen (Main focus on couples therapy, sexuality and LBGTQIA+ issues)

  • 2016 – Supervisor for the counselors at LGBT Danmark www.lgbt.dk

  • 2011 – 2015 University Lecturer at DIS (Danish Institute for Study Abroad) in Copenhagen (Main topics: The Psychology of Human Sexuality and Clinical Psychology)

  • 2008 – 2011 Independent Psychologist in Berlin, in collaboration with artop - Institute at the Humboldt-University as well as Pro Familia, center for sexual health

  • 2004 – 2005 Psychologist at the Communication Center (now ‘Context’), University Hospitals Leuven (Main focus on couples therapy)

  • 2003 – 2005 Psychologist and Supervisor at an institute for socially challenged youths and their educators (Medisch Pedagogisch Instituut ‘Levenslust’)

  • 2001 – 2005 Independent Psychologist in a group practice in Brussels

  • 2001 – 2002 Psychologist at an institute for socially challenged families (Thuisbegeleidingsdienst Cocon-Vilvoorde)

  • 2000 – 2001 Psychologist in a center for sexual health (SJERP – Dilemma), Brussels

EDUCATION

  • 2017 - 2019 Systemic Sexual Therapy w/ U.Clement at Institut für Systemische Impulse (ISI) in Berlin

  • 2015 EFT Externship with Jette Simon at “Center for Familieudvikling” in Copenhagen

  • 2008 – 2009 Behaviour and Communication Training at artop – Institute at the Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany – www.artop.de

  • 2001 – 2005 Systemic Psychotherapy Studied systemic/relational psychotherapy with leading figures in systemic therapy and sexology at the University of Leuven, Belgium – www.uzleuven.be/context

  • 09/2001 Master of Psychology, with Honours

1998-2001 Study of Clinical Psychology at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium – www.vub.ac.be/

  • 07/1998 Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with Honours

1995 – 1998 Study of psychology at the University of Essex, United Kingdom – www.essex.ac.uk

I hone my skills by going to workshops and have enjoyed being taught by specialists like David Schnarch and Esther Perel.