Clinical psychologist working with children, adolescents and adults
Certified CBT Psychotherapist, MSc in Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology (Hons.), BSc in Psychology (Hons.).
Lucie is a French Clinical Psychologist with a Master and a Bachelor of Science in Clinical psychology and Psychopathology from the University of Paris. She is also a certified CBT Psychotherapist trained at the French Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (AFTCC).
Lucie is a registered therapist and active member of the French Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy since 2014 (AFTCC). She also receives regular clinical supervision from an accredited supervisor and member. Lucie provides individual support to children, adolescents and adults and parental guidance to parents. She works in French and English.
Background & Experience
Lucie has 10 years of experience working in public and private health sectors, which allowed her to work with people across the life span and struggling with a wide range of difficulties.
When she worked in the department of psychiatry of the Hospital of Versailles, Lucie conducted complete assessments for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes to support patients with severe and chronic psychiatric disorders (psychotic disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders). She worked collaboratively with the patient, their families, general practitioners, social workers and patient associations to provide tailored, holistic and long-term support.
Lucie has also experience working on supporting and rehabilitating children and adolescents with developmental disorders. She designed and conducted psychological interventions to develop specific executive functions and fostering autonomy and socialization. She intervened at home, in school and in the workplace to facilitate professional insertion. Aside from working in collaborative environments, Lucie has been working in private practices with people of all ages, struggling with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, grief, relational problems, emotional difficulties, low self-esteem, and identity questioning
Lucie uses Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach as her main foundation. She also enriches her interventions with third-wave Cognitive and Behavioural approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness practices.
Through a better understanding and action on the behavioural (our actions), cognitive (our thoughts) and affective (our emotions) dimensions, Lucie helps the person to become experts of their mental functioning. This increased awareness of one’s own mechanisms is the cornerstone supporting further improvement and ultimately leading to committed, deep and long-lasting changes.
Lucie believes in active collaboration and partnership with the client and can give assignments in-between sessions to help consolidate and transfer the progress made to everyday life.
Deeply committed, Lucie aims at helping people to reduce their distress, develop a better quality of life, support them through hard times, and promote their personal growth.
Working with children, adolescents, and their parents
Lucie provides individual therapeutic intervention for children and adolescents to help them cope with the challenges they may face at each developmental stage (fears and anxiety, sleep disturbance, issues adjusting to change, risky behaviours…). The purpose of therapy is to develop emotion regulation, coping skills, self-esteem, assertiveness, helpful behaviours, and positive relationships. Lucie has a deep understanding of the importance of creating a partnership and working with the child’s and teen’s immediate environment, such as parents and schools. Lucie can help them understand what the child/teen is going through and empower them to support their growth in their daily life.
Working with adults
In working with adults, Lucie holds a benevolent space to express and process questioning, challenges, or source of dissatisfaction, to be heard and understood, and make sense of your experience. Motives for therapy are varied and can include increasing understanding of oneself, reducing pain and suffering, coping with a challenging event, relational difficulties, work exhaustion, stress and anxiety, depression…
Therapeutic interventions aim to develop self-awareness, coping skills, emotion regulation, self-esteem and empowerment to live an authentic and meaningful life.
As long as she can remember, Lucie always wanted to work with young people. She grew up close to her large family, is one of the oldest of her 15 cousins and the happy godmother of 2 amazing teens. She naturally stepped into mentorship roles that she eventually extended beyond her family circle.
At 13 she started volunteering in her kindergarten to assist with children with special needs. She then took on the role of boarding-school supervisor while attending high school, worked as a sailor instructor to children and teens for 9 summers and was an au pair in the US and Spain for 14 months. She then attended university, during which she continued to work with the youth in the quality of therapist in training.
Becoming a therapist was a way for her to continue helping youngsters navigate milestones and transitions, find purpose and live meaningful lives. Lucie is inspired by research in psychology, sociology and neuroscience that are exploring the keys to well-being and the science behind happiness, compassion, resiliency, and purpose. She finds it essential to apply these findings to the youth to promote a thriving and resilient society
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