“We all share the experience of having human emotions, and we are fundamentally more similar than different,” says School Counselor Sabine Bergwall, explaining the world- view that informs her life and work. Growing up bilingual outside of Paris and having been educated in France, Canada, and the United States, Ms. Bergwall has considerable experience with cultural differences, and with the universality of what she calls “the power of human connection.” She helps Green Hedges students discover their resilience and navigate personal and interpersonal tasks of development, bringing her skills and warmth to focusing on the core competencies of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making,
Ms. Bergwall attended McGill University in Canada for undergraduate work with a major in Psychology and holds an M.Ed/Ed.S in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Virginia. She also participated in the Transforming Communities program at American University, a program addressing social change and public policy. Ms. Bergwall has extensive experience in trauma treatment and has worked for many years with children, adolescents, and adults confronting difficulties resulting from a wide variety of issues, in both school- and community-based settings. Before coming to Green Hedges, she was the School Counselor and Family Specialist at the Phillips School in Annandale.
When she is not working, Ms. Bergwall enjoys spending time with family and going for quiet walks in nature. She is passionate about travel, learning about cultures, and discovering new culinary experiences, and loves movies, shows, and spending time with friends.