I’m in isolation. Now what?
A former Little White House intern writes about his experience in isolation due to COVID exposure by Eivind Hamarheim Johnsen By the first 2-3 weeks of March this year, the sars-CoV-2 virus (coronavirus) developed into a pandemic and caused the majority of countries worldwide to a lockdown. The societal effects of the lockdown were enormous […]Continue reading
by Heidrun Hoppe When I was a young Psychology student there was one new word I got to learn before many others. Procrastination. I remember sitting in one of those first lectures, along with a bunch of newly enrolled young students, eyes sparkling with motivation, while my statistics professor introduced us to a phenomenon we […]Continue reading
Why We Should All Go to the Park More Often
When was the last time you have been at the zoo? Do you remember, how it was divided into different climate zones, equivalent to the different parts of the world the animals would naturally inhabit? You would have the lions, giraffes and elephants running around in huge enclosures that are supposed to imitate the African […]Continue reading
Losing the grip on who we are as we move abroad
Your friends, your sport club, your favorite restaurant, your family, your home. As we move to a new country, we leave behind many of the core elements that shape our identity. And the shift is rarely painless. In 1995, I moved from Italy to Denmark: I was 26 years old, had both professional and academic […]Continue reading
What is anxiety? Anxiety is an emotional reaction arising from the anticipation of a real or imagined threat to the self. It can play a role of an important protective factor against harm if it is based on an accurate assessment of a threat. However, if it is persistent, disproportionate, and premised on inaccurate appraisal […]Continue reading
Monika Walczak, Ph.D.
I am an English speaking clinical psychologist, a certified metacognitive therapist. My therapeutic approach draws on evidence-based therapies including Metacognitive Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I primarily work with adults, addressing a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression,stress, interpersonal difficulties (e.g. communication, relationship breakdown), grief/loss, and self-esteem. My clinical and research interests lie in anxiety […]Continue reading
The Little White House Masters level Psychology Internship
Internship positions are open every semester at The Little White House. In conjunction, we run a ‘student clinic’ that provides low cost therapy to individuals in the community. Find more information here. We typically select two students per semester after application and interview. The internship is for people proficient in English, and consists of total immersion […]Continue reading
Divorce and breakups
When individuals meet and fall in love, most people do not imagine that they will ever break up. Yet, statistics show that fifty percent of first marriages eventually end in divorce. Divorce is typically an extremely stressful and painful time for families and may require the help of a professional to get through. I have […]Continue reading
An epidemic of Burnout recognized by the World Health Organization
The following post was inspired by this article: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/27/health/who-burnout-disease-trnd/index.html Archaeologists have found evidence of farming that dates as far back as 9500 BCE. Since that time, humans have been toiling and to ensure that they could feed themselves and care for their families. The Industrial Revolution saw a shift whereby workers largely moved from agriculture […]Continue reading