I am bi-national American and French and provide psychotherapy or
psychoanalysis in English for children, adolescents and adults.
I have extensive training in the treatment of eating disorders and
psychosomatic issues, as well as over twenty years of experience in
treating depression and anxiety. I have Master’s degrees in psychology
and psychotherapy from the University of Maryland, and the Université de
Rennes 2, specialised training in eating disorders from the Université
de Lyon 1, and participate regularly in continuing education seminars
concerning psychosomatic issues (physical symptoms, such as headaches or
digestive problems, due to psychological stress). My psychoanalytic
training consists of a long personal analysis, and regular supervision
and participation in theoretical and clinical peer-groups.
Generally, sessions are held weekly, however psychoanalytic sessions are
more frequent. Psychotherapy is a treatment where the therapist and
patient speak face-to-face, while psychoanalysis, a deeper process,
generally requires lying on the couch, without seeing the analyst.
Psychoanalysis is an intensive introspective process, which people may
choose after an experience with face-to-face treatment. It allows for a
more profound understanding of one’s self, changing repetitive patterns,
within a supportive, interactive setting.
When treating children and adolescents, regular meetings with parents
can be helpful in understanding their difficulties. These sessions are
provided for no fee in within the framework of your child’s
psychotherapy. The first meeting occurs after one month (three to four
sessions) with your child; to provide feedback and an idea of the
psychotherapeutic process. Afterward, these meetings can be scheduled
upon request (about once every three to six months, generally).
Coordination with your general practitioner, or a psychiatrist, is
possible. Additional help in finding and communicating with these
professionals in your area is also available. Your first session is
always provided for no fee. Fees are explained during the initial
To reach me, please call 02 97 64 63 65, or e-mail
61 Rue Lazare Carnot, 56100 Lorient
18 Avenue des Vosges, 44400 REZE (Loire Atlantique, Nantes region)
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