Psychologist – Couples Therapist

specialized in

Couple and family problems

LGBTQ related issues


I work in Danish, Dutch, English and German


Member of

the Danish Psychologist Association, as well as

ICEEFT: The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy

& DKCEFT: Dansk Center for Emotionsfokuseret Parterapi


There is an enormous amount of self-help books and other advice on offer. But no book, however practice oriented it may be, can replace the experience of a real training situation. During professionally guided training sessions it is possible to learn more about yourself and broaden your skills and abilities.

Today we know that what is learned while having fun is better absorbed and remembered. In my training sessions I don’t strive for a scholastic or fact-ridden approach, but rather use a practical approach, where training combines newly acquired skills with one’s own life experience.

I will be happy to listen to your wishes and design a made-to-measure training programme.


It’s a jungle out there!

There are many different schools of therapy (Psychoanalysis, Cognitive-Behavioural, Systemic, etc.), which one should you choose? It partly depends on what you expect: you could ask a therapist what school he/she represents. However, research has shown that this isn’t the deciding factor for therapeutic success – what matters just as much, if not more, is that the chemistry is good. So listen to your instinct! If you don’t feel that you can trust the therapist, look elsewhere.

As a clinical psychologist and systemic psychotherapist, I’m specialized in couples and family therapy, and have worked with many different types of problems, be it everyday communication problems to more severe crises. I’m also experienced in working with rainbow families.

I work along the code of ethics laid down for psychologists. This means, amongst others, strict confidentiality, respect for each individual and that I follow current research in my field.

Price individuel session (50 min): Dkr 900,-

Price couple/family session (90 min): Dkr 1200,-

Please give 24h prior notice for cancellations or changes of appointments.


I work with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer and Intersex community. Some people who identify with this group are wary of contacting a psychologist, because they may have had bad experiences in the past. This is why it is important for me to speak up as a rainbow-friendly therapist.

The way many people think is in binary categories: you are either hetero- or homosexual, or either male or female, for example. However, things like sexuality and gender exist on a continuum, and the categorical way of thinking fails to see the full range. It doesn’t leave space for, for example, bisexual or intersex people. Our brain is wired this way – by boxing and labeling we navigate more easily through the world, which can be a good thing. But categorizing people fails to acknowledge them as individuals, and so stereotyping begins. Some examples: ‘You are a lesbian? But you don’t look like one’. ‘C’mon, you can’t be truly bisexual, you do prefer one over the other, right?’.  ’You are a man, really? Do you have a penis?’.

Transgendered people are a group that are especially misunderstood, a.o. because of the psychiatric diagnosis. If you would like to read my opinion on this, click here.

And please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Contact & about me

I’m a native Dane who has lived abroad for over 30 years, making my way through five other countries before settling down in Copenhagen again. I studied clinical psychology and systemic/relational psychotherapy at Universities in England and Belgium, and became a communication trainer at the Humboldt University in Berlin. I moved back to the Cope in 2011, and work in a group practice with four other talented psychotherapists. Next to my therapeutic work, I teach psychology and human sexuality at a university level, and offer various workshop and training sessions. Privately I’m married and have two children.

I’m fluent in English, Danish, German, and Dutch.


Mobile: + 45/81184006    E-Mail:

Office: Knabroklinikken, Knabrostræde 1A, 1210 Copenhagen


Find me on LinkedIn – click here

Visit my ‘Mental Floss’ channel on  Youtube

Read my short pieces for the Copenhagen Post here.


Inhaltlich verantwortlich:

Psych. Karina Lins
13187 Berlin

Telefon: 0151/57361121


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