Marita Helkimo-Hauser

"I love helping people."



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).

Besides psychotherapy for mental disorders, I offer psychological counseling in order to help clients find ways to improve the quality of his/her everyday life. I am a member of the Association for Free Psychotherapists, non-medical practitioners for Psychotherapy and Psychological Advisers. (VFP Verband Freier Psychotherapeuten, Heilpraktiker für Psychotherapie und Psychologischer Berater e.V.).
Besides my professional background, I am an experienced expat spouse and mother of two children, who both attended and graduated from international schools. During my life abroad, I have held several important positions at international schools and within other expat organizations.

Areas of Expertise

I offer individual psychotherapy and psychological counseling for adults and adolescents as well as couples therapy. I specialize in working individuals from expat community with issues relating to the following:

• Maladaptive problems
• Cultural adaptation
• Moving to a foreign country and settling in abroad
• School related problems
• Relationship issues
• Stress
• Depression
• Burnout
• Anxiety and worry
• Grief and loss

Therapeutic Methods

• Solution focused brief therapy
• Cognitive behavioral therapy
• Client-centered therapy
• Guided affective imagery


I am able to offer psychotherapy and psychological counseling to the Expat Community in Frankfurt in English and Finnish.  I also offer services in German and am able to work proficiently with clients in Swedish. During the years I’ve spent in Eastern Europe, I have also had some exposure to Polish and Russian.


Please contact me via telephone +49 176 47591468 or by using the Contact Form on the left. You can also find out more about me on my website.