Rike grew up in Germany, where she gained a Master’s degree in Social Work, graduating in 2000. Following this she completed a 5-year postgraduate training in counselling. Since 2011, she has lived in New Zealand. Rike is a registered Social Worker and Drug and Alcohol Practitioner and has gained extensive work experience 0ver the last 23 years.

Specialist Interest
She has a special interest in mental health, addiction and cognitive behavioural therapy. Rike has worked as a Health Improvement Practitioner since 2020 in the Wanaka Medical Centre.