Being an American born, seasoned expat myself I understand the stresses of
Starting out as a 12 year old, I have lived and worked for several decades in many
countries (Russia, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Finland and former Czechoslovakia).
I have had private counseling practices in Amsterdam, Lausanne, Moscow and
I understand the demands placed on people living in a country not their own. I
understand the struggles of Third Culture Kids, TCKs, I am one!
My clients are globally mobile. We work on issues that effect us most:
trailing spouse resentment, relationship conflict, raising Third Culture Kids, and
keeping a marriage strong while on the move.
My formal education consists of a Master's Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy,
and a Master's Degree in Cross Cultural Studies from California. I am a
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, and a Marriage & Family Therapist,
MFT. In Austria I am a "Lebens und Sozialberaterin".
What sets me apart from a lot of counselors are my treatment plans that keep
clients on a systematic, results-oriented approach to change.
I have put together a focused, short term program to help clients achieve their
goals quickly, even after 3-4 visits. I strive to help my clients see changes right
away, not months from now.
As a mother, I understand the difficulties parents face raising children in
Vienna today. I know about both the local services and the lack of resources here.
I am able to offer support to parents of children with autism, special needs,
developmental delays, high IQ and gifted children.