Patty Napiorkowski

"I love helping people."



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 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

Therapeutic Approaches