I grew up between two cultures and as an adult I count four countries and cultures as part of who I am. Should you count yourself among those with a multicultural upbringing and life, I offer specific insight and understanding for the issues that might arise as a result of your background. The term Third Culture Kid (*) has evolved to define a growing number of people who grow up between cultures, either as a result of parental choice or as a result of hardship in the parents’ country of origin.
My experience as a volunteer at the Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California, has also prepared me for working with children and adolescents in a hospital setting. It is the most beautiful experience to see joy spread accross a child’s face despite illness and suffering.
Education and training
- Art Therapist, Diploma from Institute of Art Therapy, Denmark
- Certified practitioner of Healing Shame, method developed by Sheila Rubin and Bret Lyon, USA.
- George Washington University, BBA, Washington DC, USA
- Académie Charpentier, cours préparatoires, fine art, Paris, France
- Académie de la Grande Chaumière, fine art, Paris, France
Other activities and practices
I continuously participate in courses, seminars and workshops to increase my knowledge and understanding of the field.
I have actively pursued my own art practice and exhibited the last 16 years. I have had my own art studio since 2006 in the San Francisco area and now in Copenhagen since 2017. I was part of a group of artists who created and opened GearBox Gallery (www.gearboxgallery.com) that opened in Oakland, California in 2015.
Fluent in English, French and Norwegian. I also work well with Danish and Swedish clients.
*Third culture kid (TCK) or third culture individual (TCI) are terms used to refer to children raised in a culture other than their parents’ (or the culture of the country given on the child’s passport, where they are legally considered native) for a significant part of their early development years. (Ruth Useem, 1950’s)
International Expressive Art Theraphy Association