Patty Napiorkowski, Therapist, Frankfurt Practice



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.


Qualifications and experience

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 have been in private practice in Connecticut, Vermont, and New Hampshire providing therapeutic counseling services to adults, children and adolescents. I have collaborated with schools and child agencies working with children and families in crisis. I also have provided psychiatric support services to the American military community in Germany.


Areas of Specialization

Having lived internationally (England, Japan, Germany), I have a special interest in helping children, adults, couples and families with challenges unique to living in another culture. My areas of expertise includes:

• Cultural adaptation

• Trauma, loss and grief counseling

• Low mood

• Excessive nervousness and worry

• Stress management

• Relationship conflicts

• Personal development

• Parenting approaches

• School related issues


Having recently completed a course in Global Mental Health at Harvard, I am open to opportunities to apply my experience in helping refugees and agencies serving refugees, particularly children.


Therapeutic Approaches

My approach is tailored to the individual needs and circumstance of the client, and includes supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral approaches, narrative therapies, and play therapy for children. I also have extensive experience in non-medication, alternative interventions for helping with low mood, stress, attention/concentration, and nervousness issues.

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Please note: I am not a healing practitioner and only provide psychological counseling services.