I offer a warm and safe environment for those wanting or needing support. Acting as a guide to gain deeper insight into feelings, thoughts, and reactions, we will work together to help identify old or current patterns while creating new ones.
I am experienced in working with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, offering therapy in English or French while also being able to incorporate Spanish into sessions at clients’ request.
Using a person-centered, holistic approach allows me to tailor therapy to help each individual care for themselves, at their own pace. I am particularly interested in incorporating somatic experiencing into sessions, which looks at the relationship between mind, body, and spirit in a mindful and meaningful way.
I hold a Masters degree in Counseling from Webster University Geneva with a emphasis on multiculturalism and acculturative stress as well as a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Toledo.
My training has included psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness-based approaches, as well as experience in health education. When working with couples, I draw from my background in conflict management while using the Gottman method.
I also draw from my personal experience of going through the universally difficult parts of life while realizing that some life difficulties are unexpected. My own transition in moving from my hometown in Michigan (USA) to Switzerland was not always easy and challenged me to look at myself – my feelings, thoughts, reactions, and patterns – in new ways. Creating deeper understanding and new ways of being not only helped me personally but also helps me to better understand and support my clients.