About Me

I was born and raised in France,  and trained in France and California for the past 15 years.

Before studying anything related to psychology or therapy,  I studied Law.  I completed my French graduate education in Law at the Université Paris 2 Assas in 1989. I then practiced law as a defense attorney for 11 years, after which I completed another degree in Marriage and Family Counseling.  Following my departure from France, I furthered my psychological studies and graduated with a third degree in Counseling Psychology from CIIS in San Francisco.

My family and I moved to California in 2006 as expatriates. Since then I've received clinical training in a variety of settings. This includes 6 years at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto working with culturally diverse families, and 2 years at Bay Area Community Resources in San Rafael working with youth in a public school setting.

Having previously worked with individuals and families for more than a decade as a family attorney and a public defender,  I offer a broad range of experiences to my practice.

On a more personal note, I have raised three sons and two daughters, each of them vastly different. Now that they begin to leave the nest and follow their own path with confidence, I understand with gratitude how my interests in the field of counseling have successfully influenced my parenting and marital journey.

Therapeutic specialties/issues include: 

  • Isolation / Homesickness
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • ADHD
  • Stress
  • Grief
  • Self-harm
  • Teenage Crisis
  • International individuals, couples and families
  • Parenting support away from home
  • Relationships short and long-distance
  • Cultural communication
  • Expatriate grief and resilience
  • Isolation
  • Aging abroad
  • Emotional Disturbance

Allow yourself to see what you don’t allow yourself to see.

— Milton Erickson

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