looking for counseling or psychotherapy in France from a compassionate,
experienced, English-speaking therapist, you’ve come to the right place.
I am an
American psychologist living and practicing in Lyon, France. I specialize in
working with those living abroad (expats, intercultural couples,
international students, third culture kids) who are struggling with emotional or
personal difficulties and who want to strengthen their emotional resilience,
develop greater self-awareness and self-compassion, build more
satisfying relationships, and deepen the sense of meaning in their
about helping my clients overcome their current difficulties and develop the
skills they need to navigate future challenges with confidence and
struggling with anxiety or depression, experiencing difficulties in close
relationships, feeling paralyzed by self-criticism and self-doubt, dealing with
challenges related to past traumatic experiences, navigating life transitions
such as becoming a new parent, losing a loved one, or going through a divorce,
or having trouble keeping your head above water while trying to adjust to a new
culture, it can be helpful to have some additional support and guidance as you
navigate your own healing journey and move toward your goals.
Psychotherapy Services for English-Speakers
work with both adults and adolescents, offering individual counseling and
psychotherapy, couples counseling, and group therapy from my office in Lyon.
If you are
searching for an English-speaking counselor but you live somewhere other than
the Lyon area — either elsewhere in France or somewhere else in the world — I
also provide distance (online) counseling for individuals and couples.
To learn more
about these services and about my approach to counseling and psychotherapy,
please visit my website or get in touch with me using the links at the top of
I offer a
free initial phone consultation to discuss your current challenges and goals
and begin to consider what our work together might look like. This conversation
will help us both consider whether there is a good fit between us.
I received both my Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Penn State
University in the United States. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the US
in the state of Pennsylvania. I am currently in the process of working to have
my degrees recognized by the French Ministre de Enseignement Supérieur so that I
can practice with the title of psychologue in France. In the meantime, I am
practicing with the title of “counselor,” which is not a regulated title in
I have over 10
years of experience providing counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to opening my
private practice here in Lyon in 2016, I had 6 years of experience working in
university counseling centers (at Penn State University and the University of
Delaware) and 6 years of experience working a community mental health center in
My practice is
located in Lyon’s 3rd arrondissement and is accessible by public
transportation (several bus and tram stops within walking distance) as well as
by car and bike (Velo’v).
Feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions or to schedule a
free initial phone consultation.
I also invite
you to check out my website for more information about the services I offer and
my approach to counseling. There you can also check out my podcast,
Mindful Expat, which focuses on issues related
to emotional wellbeing and resilience for people living abroad. (It’s completely
free to listen and subscribe and will give you a sense of my approach to
that you work with someone with whom you feel comfortable. If I’m not the right
counselor for you, I will do my best to help you find someone who is.