The therapeutic relationship is the factor which has been shown to best
of treatment in talk therapy. Therefore, when seeking a therapist to suit
you, it would be best to find a therapist with whom you can well connect.
In most cases, you won’t sense this until your first face-to-face session.
But to assist you in knowing who I am, I offer you the following
descriptions of my personality and my background, both personal and
My therapy style is a melding of both my personality and effective
therapeutic theory and practice. A list of my personality characteristics
would look like this: caring, gentle, compassionate, supportive,
non-judgmental, intuitive, optimistic, patient, thoughtful, intelligent,
honest, trustworthy, dependable, open-minded, creative, flexible, playful,
persistent and tenacious.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at the University of Notre Dame
in 1980. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University in
1985. I was licensed in Minnesota, USA as a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW)
in 1989 and as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in 2003. I
am also licensed in Minnesota as School Social Worker. Currently, I am listed in
the Canton of Geneva, Switzerland Register of Complementary Practitioners as a
Psychotherapist. Persons may verify this by calling the Direction général de la
santé, Professionnels et institutions de santé, Unité des droits de pratique at
+41(0)22 839 98 90.
I have training in Hypnosis and the Energy Psychology methods of Thought Field
Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique and the Release Technique. I have 11 years
of experience with breath work, energy work in natural surroundings and guided
imagery. I use Strategic or Brief Therapy when clients want a certain number of
sessions with specific goals and objectives.
Psychotherapy Services Offered
Therapy for individuals, couples, and families dealing with:
Stress, Anxiety, Phobias
Depression and Grief
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Isolation and Loneliness
Parenting Issues (divorce, blended families)
Adjustments to Changes
School problems and learning disorders
Treatment and mutual support groups:
Grief and loss
Separation and divorce (for either children or
Addictions (alcohol, drugs, sex, money, food,
Socialization (for children with autism)