aboutME

My journey to becoming a therapist first began though a curiosity of my own as well as others' experiences. After being drawn to studying psychology, meditation, and yoga, I became fascinated by our ability to grow through life's challenges. This led me to look more deeply at myself - questioning how I lived, where I wanted to go, and consciously moving in a direction that felt right for me.

 

I personally know the courage it takes to investigate one's self and to make deep, lasting change. This gives me an incredible amount of respect, care, and patience for the people I work with.

Having a Bachelor's degree in Psychology as well as a Master's in Counseling provides a solid base for me to accompany others in a therapeutic setting, while additional training in Somatic Experiencing,  Attachment Theory, Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, and others have allowed me to deepen my work.

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. I am American and have been living abroad for the past 10 years.

Using a person-centered, holistic approach allows me to tailor therapy to each individual while helping them care for themselves, at their own pace. I am particularly interested in incorporating somatic approaches into sessions, which brings attention to the relationship between emotions and the body.

As my personal and professional paths continue, I find myself drawn to approaches which seek to maximize the natural resources we all possess which lead to more full, authentic living. Often, we get caught up in the everyday noise of life - I enjoy helping people slow down and live in ways which they haven't been able to do before.

CERTIFICATIONS

Counsellor, Swiss Association for Counseling (SGfB)

Member of ASCA for the practice of Psychological Coaching

Droit de pratique complémentaire, Canton of Geneva

Advanced Student Member, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

EDUCATION

Master of Counseling, Webster University Geneva

Bachelor of Psychology, University of Toledo

EXPERIENCE

2014 - Present - Psychological Counselor, Wellness Counseling Geneva

2015 - Social Skills Group Facilitator, All Special Kids, Geneva

2013 - Counseling Intern, St Vincent’s Adolescent Hospital Fairview, Dublin

2012 - 2013 - Counseling Intern, Private Practice of David Schiesher, Geneva

2012 - 2013 - Counseling Intern, La Roseraie Migrant Centre, Geneva

2011 - 2013 - Counseling Intern, Webster University Geneva

2011 - 2012 - Counseling Intern, Aiglon College, Chesières

2011 - Graduate Assistant, Wellness Center, Eastern Michigan University

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

2019 - 2022 - Somatic Experiencing Training with Pedro Prado, Somatic Experiencing Spain
2021 - Mindful, Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher Training, Yoga Medicine (online)

2021 - Nightmares and Anxiety Dreams in Times of Crisis, Jung Platform (online)
2020 - Dealing with Times of Turbulence and Fear: Somatic Experiencing and COVID-19 with Peter Levine (online)
2019 - Mindful Self-Compassion Workshop with Kristen Neff, The Mindfulness Project, London
2019 - Mindfulness for Sleep Workshop with Dr. Katharina Lederle, The Mindfulness Project, London
2018 - Levels of Insight with Marianne Bentzen, Polarity, Zurich
2018 - Somatic Experiencing Introduction with Dominique Dégranges, Polarity, Lausanne
2018 - Safe Space Program, Campus Pride (online)
2017 - Hakomi Method Workshop with Sophie Cattier, Geneva
2017 - Supporting Clients Dealing with Chronic Illness and Health Crisis, Workplace Options (online)
2016 - Healing Couples from the Betrayal of an Affair, The Gottman Institute (online)
2016 - Helping Clients Deal with Anxiety, Stress, and Depression, Workplace Options (online)
2016 - Helping Clients with Workplace Stress and Bullying, Workplace Options (online)
2012 - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course with Karl Duffy, Mindfulness Geneva
2011 - Conference on Supporting Individuals & Families in Transition, Webster University Geneva
2011 - Conference on Depression on College Campuses, University of Michigan

 

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