As you can tell from my name, my native tongue is French. But no, I am not European; I was born in a small town in Quebec, Canada. I moved to this country quite a few years ago. It’s been long enough for me to say that I am bi-cultural and bilingual, and I’m well aware of what happens for most people when they immigrate from one country to another. I work in both English and in French and I have an intermediate knowledge of Spanish.
After completing my undergraduate degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Université Laval, in Québec City, I did all of my graduate work in the United States. First, a Master’s degree in psychology at Antioch University, San Francisco Campus; a few years later, a Doctorate in Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in South Florida. I completed my internship year at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. I have worked in a variety of settings and with different populations. Some of those are Riker’s Island, Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn and North Central Bronx Hospital Mental Health Clinic. Licensed in December, 1996, I began my private practice.
I continue to take trainings, go to conferences, and meet regularly with colleagues to discuss the work we do. I am friendly and interactive in my work. While I believe that it is very important for you to express your feelings, describe your experiences, and take time to reflect, I won’t withhold my thoughts if we’re working together. I will invite you to notice your full experience, including awareness of your bodily sensations, and to consider ideas I may have about the meaning of your experience... but you will ultimately know what is true for you, and part of my job is to help you know how to know that.