Hello and welcome,

as a clinical psychologist and couples therapist I’m specialized in

  • couple – and family problems
  • communication difficulties
  • intercultural challenges
  • the LGBT community
  • crisis intervention
  • stress and burn-out
  • sexuality

Next to my therapeutic work I teach psychology students in clinical psychology and human sexuality. You can read more about my background in the ‘Contact & about me’ tab. And please feel free to contact me for more information.

P.S. The snail shell in my logo signifies the mobile life

- taking your home with you, where ever you go -

and clicking it brings you back to this page.

Member of the Danish Psychologist Association.

Training

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 trainings 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. Training sessions typically involve  6 – 15 people.

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

An extract of possible themes:

  • Relocation training
  • Re-entry training
  • Communication training
  • Intercultural Communication training
  • Teambuilding
  • Presentation and moderation

Counselling

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.

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LGBTQI

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 grew up in Belgium. I studied clinical psychology and systemic psychotherapy at Universities in England and Belgium. Additionally, I studied communication training at the Humboldt University in Berlin. I moved back to Copenhagen in 2011, and work in a group practice, as well as a university lecturer at DIS (Danish Institute for Study Abroad). I’m married and have two children.

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

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Mobile: + 45/81184006    E-Mail: kehletlins@gmail.com

Office: Knabrostræde 1A, 1210 Copenhagen

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Member of the Danish Psychologists Association.

Impressum

Inhaltlich verantwortlich:

Psych. Karina Lins
Galenusstr.62L
13187 Berlin

E-Mail: kl@karinalins.com
Telefon: 0151/57361121

Steuernummer:
35/422/61809

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