I hold a Masters in Psychology from the University of Geneva and am a Psychologist FSP and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, USA, where I did most of my training. I am a certified therapist, supervisor and trainer in Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy and I work mostly with couples, but also with individuals and families to help them with relational issues.
For me, being a therapist is not just a job; it is a passion. I feel that my life’s journey has lead me to where I am and I try to integrate it with the professional training and knowledge I have received. I know first hand how challenging being married and becoming a parent can be. My personal experience, along with my professional and academic training, have shaped the kind of therapist I have become. I am passionate about what I do and the services I offer are a reflection of that.
I have worked with children ages 0 to 18, in different settings such as daycares, group homes and community mental health agency.
Couples’therapy is one of my passions and I have worked with engaged couples, preparing them for marriage through the PREPARE/ENRICH program. As mentioned above, I have and continue to pursue extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, which I use with married couples or couples who have been together for a while and have reached a place of stuckness in their relationhip.
I also have several years of experience working with women victims of domestic violence and/or childhood abuse. The problems these women struggle with as a result of their traumatic experience usually entail depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, low self-esteem. I have worked in individual sessions, as well as empowerment groups, to help my clients regain a sense of self-worth, safety, stability and independence.
I have also taught several parenting classes to parents experiencing difficulties with their children.