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We know that counselors are the heart of a school. When the heart is strong- your school stays healthy. Our Consultation Circles for School Counselors provide the training, care, and support counselors need to do their best work. 

Linden mental health practitioners provide counselors with a confidential platform to discuss challenging cases, find creative solutions to difficult situations in their schools, and most importantly: to share what’s going well.


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  • Experienced international school counselors from Kenya, Taiwan, Israel, Germany and the USA
  • Guest speakers from Linden’s learning support & neurodiversity team
  • A growing library of mental health resources with contributions from 90+ international school counselors
Consultation Circle Themes:
  • Navigating difficult conversations with parents
  • Empowering parents to support their children
  • Compassion fatigue
  • Navigating conversations with other staff members at school
  • Child protection and cultural sensitivity, and more…

Guest Speaker Topics:
  • Culturally competent care for youth who identify as LGBTQI+
  • CBT strategies for kids & teens
  • Mental health & neurodiversity in international schools
  • Creating an inclusive work environment for school staff

How it works 

On Wednesday, February 19th ISCA held a 30 minute chat with Linden facilitators. Listen to the recording to learn more about the Consultation Circles: 

The Counseling Consultation Circles provide professional consultation for difficult or complex cases; additionally, participants support each other personally and professionally as they manage the burden of providing care during these challenging times. Linden facilitators will provide a clinical perspective and assist with resources. 

Fall 2022 Schedule & Timeline 

Groups will meet eight times (8x) from October 2022 to January 2023. Each group will meet for 90-minutes. There will be various days and times available for counselors to chose from. A complete schedule is below: 

how big is the group?

Circles will be composed of five to seven international school counselors per group, who will remain together as a cohort for the 8 sessions.

Who are linden Global learning facilitators?

The Linden Global Learning facilitators are International counselors and psychologists seasoned in working with children in international schools and third culture students. They will provide follow up resources and share their therapeutic expertise. Facilitators ensure that dynamic, strengths focused conversations leave everyone feeling seen, heard, and energized at the end of the session.


We are committed to protecting the confidentiality of all students. Participants will be required to sign confidentiality agreements before joining a group. We create a safe space for counselors to openly discuss their challenges in a supportive and confidential environment.

About Linden Global Learning & Support Services 

Linden Global Learning & Support Services provide much needed educational and therapeutic support to international students and schools anywhere in the world. From Berlin, the heart of Europe, to anywhere in the world, we offer tailored support to ensure the academic success and emotional well-being of all learners.


CURT - Licensed Psychological Psychotherapist (USA/GERMANY) 

Curt is a licensed psychological psychotherapist and systemic family therapist with a B.A in history from Amherst College and a diploma in psychology from the Freie Universität Berlin. He has more than thirty-five years of experience with children, adolescents and their families in psychotherapy, counselling, crisis intervention and case management regarding behavioural and family related issues, learning disabilities, mental health and mental illness. For the past four years he was department chairman of psychotherapy and long-term intensive therapy at the Median Children & Youth Clinic in Beelitz-Heilstätten, Germany. There he supervised multi-professional teams and worked directly with adolescents, treating a wide spectrum of issues including eating disorders, social phobia, emotional disorders, school refusal, self-harm, suicidality, gaming and media addiction. 

EVANS, Licensed Psychological Counselor (KENYA)

Evans is a psychological counselor currently pursuing his PhD in Counseling Psychology. He has a B.A from Kenyatta University and an M.A in Counseling Psychology from Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya. Evans has years of experience in counseling practice with proven competencies in working with children, adolescents, and families, as well as facilitating psychoeducational sessions on topical issues such as improving family relations, preventing substance abuse, and coping with stress. As a counseling psychologist he is involved with screening and assessment for various conditions including ADHD in children, outpatient counseling for individuals with substance use disorders, and helping families resolve issues around loss, grief, or trauma. Evans is also a certified Addiction professional in the treatment of persons with substance use disorders with the Global Centre for Credentialing and Certification.

MAKIA - Licensed Clinical Social Worker (USA) 

Makia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a passion for working with families, youth, and young adults. Prior to becoming a therapist, she was a teacher. Through teaching, she found that the one-on-one working relationship with each of her students and the parents' alliance was an essential part of their learning and growth. After leaving the teaching field, she earned a Masters of Clinical Social Work from the University of Denver with a concentration in family systems. She has worked with adults, children, and families in various settings, including hospitals, public and private schools, and community-based organizations.  Having lived overseas for almost eight years, she understands the nuances of living in another country, raising multicultural children, and creating a sense of belonging and community in a foreign country.

MING-JUNG - Licensed Counselor and Counselor Supervisor (Taiwan) 

Ming-Jung is a licensed counselor and counselor supervisor from Taiwan, and an ICF  Certified Coach. She has an M.ed. in Community Counseling from the University of North Texas, and a PhD level advanced Counseling Supervisor training from the National Taiwan Normal University. Ming-Jung has over 10 years of experience working with parents, children and teachers on mental health and cultural adjustment challenges. She works with international students, staff, and families and supervises counselors and intern-supervisors. She uses the Adlerian and multicultural counseling approaches to help clients improve their self-awareness and adjustment processes. Ming-Jung specializes in: Child-parent relationships, personal growth, emotion-regulation, cultural adjustment, crisis intervention, training/supervision for mental health workers, play therapy, and art therapy.

Noa, Child & Adolescent Psychologist (ISRAEL)

Noa Kanter is a Psychologist who holds a BA in psychology and developmental aspects in Education from Tel-Aviv University and an MA in child clinical psychology from Bar-Ilan University. Noa practiced various therapeutic interventions in public health care clinics in Israel and worked as a school psychologist conducting psychoeducational assessments in the city of Holon. She has spent the past three years working as an educational psychologist in international schools in Europe with Linden Global Learning. In her work with students and schools, Noa strives to combine scientific knowledge from developmental evidence-based research with every person’s unique ecosystem.

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