backgroundandapproachI have degrees in psychology and clinical psychology, continuous education on topics related to anxiety and depression and in areas such as substance abuse and family therapy, plus extensive professional experience in Geneva, the Boston area and Caracas

As a Swiss national, I have an understanding of the life of the multinational community because of my cross-cultural personal experience.   My father - Swiss -  was an executive for several multinational companies in Venezuela for twenty three years.  My mother - German  - was raised in the Netherlands Antilles.  As a result, I was exposed from an early age to a variety of cultures. Born in Caracas, I grew up in Geneva, completed French highschool in Caracas and studied pre-med at California State University in San Diego where I became interested in psychology and decided to specialize in it.

With this background, I have developped an approach which focuses essentially on your current situation and values personal, family, social and cultural factors.  It respects how you envision yourself, the goals you pursue, your personal preferences and your wishes.


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psychology: Five years master’s level degree, “Universidad Católica Andres Bello”, Caracas.

clinical psychology: Three years postgraduate certificate, “Hospital Universitario de Caracas”.

substance abuse: One year postgraduate certificate in alcoholism and substance abuse, “Boston University”.

family therapy: “Metro West Mental Health Association” and “Geneva Family Institute”.

professional experience:

In Geneva, I have the opportunity to work with both the local and international communities on issues related to migration, integration, high expectations, stress, work instability, interpersonal conflicts, issues in the couple and with children, parenting, anxiety and depression.

In the Boston area I worked with both Spanish and English speaking individuals and families on issues related to educational psychology, migration, integration, abuse and social work.

In Caracas I worked with children and adults with traumas and major mental and physical illnesses such as psychosis, substance abuse, eating disorders, cancer and aids.

Geneva:   Since 1997, independent practice in psychology and psychotherapy.

Boston:  Three years as psychotherapist for “Metro West Mental Health Association” in Framingham/Massachusetts (the facility belongs now to the Metro West Medical Center).

Caracas: Three years as clinical psychologist and psychotherapist for “Hospital Universitario de Caracas”.

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