the team

Effective therapy and counseling start with the relationship.

Please read our bios below and browse our individual websites to find the best fit for you. 

If you need help identifying your need for support, please get in touch.


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Carey Kirk - Psychological Counselor

Carey is a U.S. trained counselor who uses a combination of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and person-centered therapies.

People she works with:

Adolescents and adults.

Areas:

    •    Adjusting after a move

    •    Grief and loss

    •    Intense/overwhelming emotions

    •    Anxiety and panic attacks

    •    Bipolar disorder

    •    Depression

    •    Suicidal thoughts

    •    Cutting/self-injury

    •    Self-criticism

    •    Chronic illness

    •    Addiction

Carey also provides grief support, school services, community support and corporate services. 

Qualifications: 

M.Ed in Professional Counseling - The University of Georgia

B.S. in Psychology - The University of Georgia

Contact: +41 76 280 14 16 or email

 
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Hiba Samawi - Psychologist (FSP)

Hiba is a Swiss-Jordanian Psychologist who uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). These are evidence-based therapies shown to effectively help people change.

She works in English and French, in both Geneva and Lausanne and is a member of the FSP (Swiss Federation of Psychologists).

People she works with:

Adults.

Areas:

    •    Relationship difficulties such as divorce, separation, infidelity, difficulties in finding love. 

    •    Finding meaning / exploring the next steps to take in life

    •    Decision making / habit change / dealing with self-sabotage.

    •    Generally feeling stuck in various areas of life.

    •    Maladaptive perfectionism, procrastination or paralysis.

    •    Emotional struggles or feeling numb or empty. 

    •    Eating issues such as emotional eating/cravings/binge eating.

    •    Infertility struggles / baby questions.

    •    Increasing assertiveness and confidence. 

    •    Boundaries at work or in relationships. 

    •    Preventing burnout.

Qualifications: 

MSc in Psychology, University of Lausanne (UNIL)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) trainings in the USA / UK

On-going certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1

Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)

Contact: +41 78 840 27 25 or email

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Julianna Dragos - Psychological Counselor

Julianna is an American Psychological Counselor specialized in working with young adults: Students, interns, and young professionals in the Geneva and Lausanne regions.

People she works with:

Specialized in working with teenagers and young adults.

Areas:

    •   Search for meaning, purpose and identity

    •   Anxiety and depression

    •   Suicidal thoughts

    •   Self-harm

    •   Relationship difficulties

    •   Grief and loss

    •   Family conflict

    •   Trauma

    •   Sexuality

    •   Fears around the future

Qualifications: 

M.A. in Counseling - Webster University, Geneva

B.A. in English - University of California, Berkeley

Certificate of Advanced Studies in Spiritual Accompaniment - University of Neuchâtel

Contact: +41 79 439 49 47 or email

 
 
 
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Teresa Au - U.S.-Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Teresa an American clinical psychologist, originally from California and now living in Switzerland. 

Her treatment approach is cognitive behavioral, with an emphasis on mindfulness- and acceptance-based cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT), including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). 

People she works with:

Adults

Areas:

    •    Trauma- and Stressor-Related Difficulties such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), trauma-related guilt and shame, prolonged grief.

    •    Anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, 

    •    Phobias such as fear of driving, flying, heights, needles, animals, insects

    •    Depression

    •    Behavioral Medicine Issues such as insomnia, stress management, chronic pain, weigh management, smoking cessation.

    •    Substance Use Disorders

Qualifications: 

PhD in Clinical Psychology - Boston University

Master's in Psychology - Stanford University

Bachelor's in Human Biology - Stanford University

Contact: +41 76 520 05 29 or email

 
 
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Tania Goudas - Psychological Counselor 

Tania is a US trained Clinical Social Worker.  Her approach to psychotherapy involves engaging clients in self examination on a biological, psychological and emotional level. The therapeutic work is driven by each client’s specific goals while moving at a speed at which the client feels most comfortable.  

People she works with: 

Couples and Adults

Areas:  

    •    Premarital counseling

    •    Relationship and marriage counseling

    •    Couples mediation & divorce

    •    Stress management and work/like balance

    •    Cross cultural issues 

    •    Life transitions

    •   Ageing, dementia and caregiver burden 

    •   Depression, anxiety and phobias

    •   Bipolar disorder 

    •   Sexual, emotional, physical abuse

    •   Eating disorders

Qualifications:

Bachelors + Masters of Social Work, New York University

William Alanson White Institute, NYC - Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Certification

Contact: +41 78 790 02 51