Dr. Frauke Schaefer

Frauke Schaefer, MD

Frauke grew up in Germany, where she trained in family medicine prior to serving at a hospital in Nepal. After several years in Nepal, she had realized the stressors in cross-cultural environments and their effects on workers and so she decided to return to Germany and receive training in psychotherapy. She is married to Charlie Schaefer, an American psychologist. Since 2006, she has worked in private psychiatry practice, and she is engaged in supporting global workers through telemedicine and through her involvement in several organizations, including the one that developed MedRetreat. Having been a global healthcare provider herself, she is passionate about contributing to the health and wellness of global workers, coming alongside them in their strengths and challenges.