Psykolog Rikke Kjelgaard

Hey, Rikke here.

Psykolog Rikke Kjelgaard

So lovely to meet you.


Licensed psychologist. 

Peer reviewed ACT trainer.

Author & public speaker.


Since 2006 I have with great passion, enthusiasm and dedication taught thousands of psychologists, doctors, physiotherapists, nurses, dieticians, social workers, coaches, leaders and other professionals the most transformative tools based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  

I teach you to understand, master, execute and live ACT. To create BIG behaviour changes. And to be deeply authentic while you do it.


I train, develop and help the helpers.


I have many years of experience with teaching, coaching, treatment, implementation and supervision in ACT and behaviour therapy, and I’m a frequent speaker both in Scandinavia and internationally. I have helped implement ACT in a variety of settings and I’m used to work with beginners as well as advanced specialists. 

In 2020 I was awarded Fellow of The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. This basically means being recognised for ones academic and human contributions to the science and practice of alleviating suffering in this world. And that is indeed a title that I am mighty proud of !


But let’s talk about you.

May I guess that you have landed here because you wish to refine your techniques and become sharper as a practitioner?  You are passionate about making a difference in this world and you really care about the people you serve. You want to learn the model that gives you the opportunity to create big and meaningful results in a short time. And you dream about getting some manageable, evidence based and specific tools that you can use right away.

And I can help you with that.


Is my



Sometimes a tiny bit overenthusiastic.

Ocassionally really, really nerdy.

And always super passionate.

I just loooooove the ACT model and the amazing change that it can create for people. And I am just deeply passionate about showing  you how you too can have great succes with your conversations. And be yourself every step of the way.

I have taught more than 400 workshops in ACT and I have the privilege to continuously participate in courses and conferences myself.

I’m the proud author of the first Swedish  ACT book for practitioners. 

My hand-to-heart mission is to help professionals like yourself to become amazingly skilled practitioners who makes a difference and who creates meaningful and lasting change. 

I am your greatest cheerleader!

I don’t simply teach you to understand ACT

I teach you to actually practice ACT

Want to get up really close and personal with me?


Behind the scenes...


I travelled the world for 5 years before starting my psychology training (to my parents’ great worry!).

I’ve lived in the Maldives and I’m a certified shark diver as well as rescue diver.

I love concerts, musicals and theatre and I play music all. the. time. I’m happy to sing along when it’s appropriate (or close to appropriate). Ask my boys.

I once did a 75 minute talk with my dress stuck at my back and my a** showing the entire time.

In 2018 I went trekking in the Himalayas with my then 71 year old (badass!) mother. I have since then collected and donated enough money to build a school in Nepal.

I’m born and raised in Denmark but have not lived there for more than 20 years. I ended up outside Malmoe in Sweden when a Swedish man stole my heart. I now travel between Denmark and Sweden all of the time.

If I could choose a song that would play each time I enter a room, it would be “We will rock you”.

Psykolog Rikke Kjelgaard

about rikke

about rikke