The Expat Kids Club wouldn’t be what it is without our amazing team. We are proud to work with a multicultural staff representing more than five different countries! Our therapists work within a multidisciplinary, collaborative care approach, providing expat families with access to comprehensive care and interventions that promote mental health and well-being. Click here to read more about what Family Services we have available for you.
Our Psychologist Team
Kate Berger, MSc., EKC Founder, Speaker, Consultant, Treatment Coordinator and Team Psychologist. With almost 15 years spent working with hundreds of expat families, Kate has devoted her professional career to learning about and supporting third culture and expat kids through life’s transitions so they become empowering experiences in which the whole family can develop life-skills, and make meaningful contributions to their own – and community’s – overall well-being
Jamie Rhiannon Fehribach, MSc., EKC Clinical Supervisor and Creative Director. Jamie’s psychological background (focused in anxiety and specific phobias) and experience leading various aspects of EKC operations make her fantastic at curating content for our clinical interventions and network outreach strategy via our social media channels.
Karen Schneider, MEd., EKC Staff Psychologist. Karen emigrated to the Netherlands from South Africa in 2017. She has spent years working in an international environment in school and private practice settings. Her greatest passion as a psychologist is being part of a therapeutic process of growth, resilience, and self-exploration. She practices in English, German and Afrikaans.
Daphne Bouchépillon, EKC Remote Staff Psychologist. Daphne is originally from The Netherlands, but became an expat herself living in Belgium, England, and – currently – France. She practices in English and Dutch, and is close to being fluent in French as well.
Lorena Flores, EKC Staff Psychologist. Lorena is originally from Chile and works with both English and Spanish-speaking clients. She works within an integrative approach of cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapy. Click here to learn more about Lorena!
Kim Vassallo, MSc., EKC Staff Psychologist. Kim is originally from Italy, but it’s a tough question to answer for her because she too is a Third-Culture Kid! She works using holistic and integrative approaches to encourage self-exploration, celebrate strengths, and help kids develop the tools to take care of their well-being. Click here to learn more about Kim!
Our Administrative & Creative Team
İpek Tuncay, EKC Creative Coordinator. İpek, originally from Istanbul, Turkey, is set to soon graduate from the Universiteit Leiden, Clinical Psychology master’s program. She is passionate about creating content for social media about the well-being of expat kids, families, and communities.
Lucia Marmol, EKC Bachelors Student Intern & Social Media Specialist. Lucia is enrolled in an international Bachelor in Psychology at Erasmus University. Owing her own expat experience and high creativity, she is passionate about creating social media content that reflects the challenges and brings useful information to the expat community.
Eric Haynes, EKC Billing Administrator. Eric completed his Master’s degree in International Business from Radboud Universiteit with an emphasis on cross-cultural communication and institutional pressures, has extensive customer-service experience supporting the expatriate community and has been passionately supporting EKC’s initiatives in various roles, most currently as lead administrator for client billing.
Keisha Amalia, EKC Social Media Specialist
Hilla Hautala, EKC Administrative Assistant
Hilla is an economics student at Erasmus University with a background in business administration. Hilla was born and raised in Finland, but having lived in the US, Sweden, Germany, and now the Netherlands, she is no stranger to the joys and challenges of expat life. Therefore, she is excited to put her skills to use to support expat families and kids.
Our Honorary Team Members
Juniper joins the team ready to take naps next to our clients and receive ear scratches. She loves making new friends with people (and dogs, too!) and helping clients to overcome their fear of cats!
Cherry has the very important role of CCO (Chief Cuddle Operator). She has provided endless comfort to so many of our clients – and also is available to help them face their fears around dogs!