I have a Master in Social Work, mental health specialization, from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
I also attended special trainings on domestic violence, women's issues, addiction, trauma.
I am currently training to facilitate Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Cognitive Therapy programs.
I have worked for three and a half years in a residential treatment center for people suffering from addiction in Illinois as a counsellor, conducting individual therapy for cliens as well as group therapy and psychoeducational groups.
I then worked for four and a half years in a treatment center for people suffering from addiction in Paris, where I worked with clients on an individual basis and developped a relpase prevention group. I then started training french staff in relapse prevention group facilitation.
Through these 8 years of work in addictions I have worked and acquired extensive experience with people who suffered from severe trauma from emotional, verbal, physical and sexual abuse as children or/and adults. I am also currently in supervision with an american clinical psychologist specialized in working with trauma and dissociation disorders.