My name is Patricia Napiorkowski (married name : Lubbe). For more than 20 years, I worked as an American M.D. psychiatrist board certified in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. I moved to Frankfurt from Vermont in order to be closer to my husband’s German family, and to provide my 11 y/o daughter with an international experience. Here, I provide counseling services to individuals, couples and families.
I received my General Psychiatry training at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in NYC, and Child Psychiatry training at the Child Study Center, Yale. I served as an Asst. Prof. of Child Psychiatry at Dartmouth, and continue as a member of the adjunct teaching faculty for psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth.
I come from Finland and have studied International Economics in Helsinki (MBA) as my first profession. I have experience working in business, consulting and as an embassy staff member. Additionally, I studied Adult Education at the pedagogical Faculty of the University of Helsinki and have worked as mentor and as an expat consultant. For many years, I have lived and worked in Austria, Poland and Russia before I moved to Germany with my husband.
I attended the Paracelsus School in Frankfurt am Main, where I earned my degree as a certified non-medical practitioner for psychotherapy according to the German HPG law. Additionally, I am a certified Psychological Counselor (VFP).