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.
Kate Berger, Child and Adolescent Psychologist, MSc is the founder of The Expat Kids Club. After receiving a Masters of Science in Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Leiden, Kate has devoted her professional career to learning about and supporting third culture and expat kids. She is passionate about engaging children to feel empowered in their family’s transition so that it becomes a fun-filled experience in which the whole family can learn, develop life-skills, and contribute to the family’s – and community’s – overall well-being.
Deniz Keskinel, Child and Adolescent Psychologist, MSc is one of our Staff Psychologists. Her research experience, previous employment in a sleep clinic, as well as her internship with EKC during the spring of 2020 make her a great asset to our team. Deniz offers sleep improvement services
Jamie Rhiannon Fehribach, Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology, MSc is our Creative Director and one of our Staff Psychologists. Her psychological background (focused in anxiety and specific phobias) and experience leading EKC’s Social Media strategy for over a year make her fantastic at curating content for our clinical interventions and network outreach via our social media channels. Jamie offers phobia and fear services
Filippa Kalejaiye, Psychology, MA is another Staff Psychologist on our team. Originally from Finland, she has previously worked as a school psychologist. Filippa focuses on self-compassion and practices in both English and Finnish
Dr. Jake Knapik, Clinical Psychology, PsyD works as a supervising- and corporate mobility consultant to our team. He specializes in helping children that are struggling with behavioral and emotional hurdles. With nearly 10 years of experience, he has worked with a diverse population of kids with all sorts of backgrounds and challenges, with a particular emphasis on anxiety spectrum disorders.
Eric Haynes is our Social Media Coordinator. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in International Business from Radboud Universiteit with an emphasis on cross-cultural communication and institutional pressures.
Michelle Braun is our psychology student intern and social media specialist. She is currently finishing up her Psychology degree, with focuses in ‘Brain and Biology’ and ‘Clinical Psychology’, at Vrije Universiteit and will soon be moving on to complete a master in Clinical Neuropsychology.
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!