Psychotherapy....for life's journeys

Relationship-based psychotherapy
The therapeutic relationship is the factor which has been shown to best determine the effectiveness 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 professional.
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.

Professional Training
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.

Therapeutic Techniques
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
  • Insomnia
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Isolation and Loneliness
  • Addictive Behaviours
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting Issues (divorce, blended families)
  • Adjustments to Changes
  • School problems and learning disorders 

Treatment and mutual support groups:

  • Grief and loss
  • Stress reduction
  • Separation and divorce (for either children or parents)
  • Personal/spiritual growth
  • Addictions (alcohol, drugs, sex, money, food, relationships, etc…)
  • Socialization (for children with autism)