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         I was born and raised in the United States by Colombian and Lebanese parents. I have lived in Luxembourg since 2000, and spent the first years entirely dedicated to raising my children. After a break from the professional world, I completed my university studies in psychology to obtain my master's degree from the UK, having obtained my bachelor's degree in psychology in Canada. I have trained at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and received certification in CBT from the Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy, both in the U.S.  I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR, a powerful treatment for trauma memories) with the Trauma Institute and Child Trauma Institute's EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) approved training program. I am constantly continuing my education through training programs from a diverse array of institutions in order to round out the skills I can bring to my work.  In my private practice, I work with other therapists and medical doctors to ensure that I am providing the best possible treatment for my clients, and am careful to identify when another professional may be better suited for a client's particular needs.  
        Raised in a multi-cultural family and international school environment, I have always been attuned to the influence of culture on one's expectations and interpretations of the world around us. This is a strength I bring to working with the expat community in Luxembourg, where so many nationalities, cultures, and languages intersect on a daily basis.
        In addition to English, I speak native Spanish, fluent French, and Greek. Working languages: English and Spanish.
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Fully registered member of the Société Luxembourgeoise de Psychologie (SLP or PSYLUX)
Bachelor of science and Master of science in psychology - both recognized by the Luxembourg government (Ministère de l'Enseignment Supérieure et de la Recherche)
Professional colleague of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (USA)
Full member EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
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