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 support 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 joined EKC while completing her Master of Science degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology at Leiden University. 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.
Jamie Rhiannon Fehribach, Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology, MSc is our Creative Director and Staff Psychologist. Her psychological background (working as a Behavior Therapist with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder) 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.
Dr. Jake Knapik, PsyD Clinical Psychology works as a supervising-consultant to our therapy 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. Jake also serves as our Corporate Mobility Consultant and helps connect us with international companies to support their expat families.
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.
Marilena Bernhardt is our psychology student intern and social media specialist. She is currently completing her Master in Positive Clinical Psychology at the University of Twente. She has experience in meditation and mindfulness guidance and coaching.
Cherry has the very important role of CCO (Chief Cuddle Operator). She has provided endless comfort to so many of our clients.