Markus Lien

I have a master’s degree in Clinical Health Psychology from Eötvös Loránd University. I completed my internship at Vangseter, Norway’s leading addiction treatment facility, and I worked there since 2018 as a therapist.

Markus Lien


I offer therapy and assessments in English and Nordic languages to expats and international students. In addition to my position here, I work at Hejmdal Privathospital, where I specialize in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of adolescents and adults. I have previously worked at Norway’s leading rehabilitation clinic for addiction disorders, and at a psychiatric ward in Roskilde, Sct. Hans. I am a member of the Danish Psychotherapy Association and will apply for my authorization in February 2023.

I have a diverse skill set, with training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, with experience in various therapeutic approaches for both group and individual therapy, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, psychoeducation for ADHD, Autism and Sleep Disorders. I further have a course in Autogenic training and can teach progressive-muscle relaxation techniques to my clients.

In addition to my therapeutic work, I am also skilled in assessing and diagnosing intelligence through WAIS/WISC, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD, ADD, and ASD, with a certification in Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2).

My approach to therapy is evidence-based and rooted in a client-centered approach. I have worked with patients from a wide range of mental health issues including stress and burnout, anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, affective disorders, and addiction disorders. Several of the clients we see here are often high functioning, and don’t necessarily meet any diagnostical criteria, and with them I offer talk-therapy for any imaginable topic.

What happens in Therapy

During therapy we will work together to identify your goals and concerns, and develop strategies to address them. Each treatment will be tailored to your unique needs and preferences, through a collaboration where we find the most meaningful way forward. It is my goal to create a safe and supportive environment where you feel comfortable exploring your thoughts and emotions.

I will offer unconditional positive regard, empathy, and acceptance as we work together in the therapeutic alliance. You can expect to feel attentively listened to and deeply understood as we discuss challenges and goals. I may ask pointed and helpful questions to help gain meaningful insight and develop healthy motivation.

I believe all human beings have the inherent capacity for self-actualization, and with the right support and guidance, individuals can overcome obstacles, experience healthy growth, and realize one´s full potential. For some therapy can be intimidating at first, but many of my clients’ report a sense of relief and hope after starting treatment, and are glad they took the frist step. Online therapy can also be an effective option for those who prefer the convenience and flexibility of virtual sessions.

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