The Expat Kids Club wouldn’t be what it is without our amazing team. We are proud to work with a multicultural staff representing 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, MSc is the found 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.
Annaleena Holopainen, MSc joined our team in 2018. She holds a Masters of Psychology from the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and a Research Master of Developmental Psychopathology from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands). She is fluent in Finnish, English, and Dutch. Annaleena specialises in helping children and adolescents to build mindfulness- and values-based skills to cope with various emotional storms. She is motivated to support children and adolescents navigate their lives as expatriates and help them recognize how valuable of an experience living abroad can be!
Jamie Rhiannon Fehribach, MSc is our Social Media Lead. She helps us find all the fantastic and informative content we share on our social media channels and helps come up with new and fun ways to engage with our social media followers. She holds a Research Master degree in Clinical and Developmental Psychopathology and is experienced working as a Behavior Therapist with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Dr. Jake Knapik was a previous therapist at The Expat Kids Club and now works as a consultant to our therapy team. He has his doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Child and Adolescent interventions. 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. Jake also serves as our Corporate Mobility Consultant and helps connect us with international companies to support their expat families.
Deniz Keskinel is our Psychology Intern. She is completing her Master of Science degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology at Leiden University. With previous experience in research with the younger population, she is hoping to gain more clinical experience in supporting expat children and adolescents, and to help us with various tasks in EKC
Cherry has the very important role of CCO (Chief Cuddle Operator). She has provided endless comfort to so many of our clients.