I was born in Lille, France, and at the age of eleven went to boarding school in Paris to study ballet at the Paris Opera. After my schooling, I danced with the Paris Opera Ballet for many years before leaving France to join San Francisco Ballet, where I retired as principal dancer in 2013.
My affinity with psychology grew while I was earning my bachelor degree during the last years of my dancing career. Soon after graduating I joined the Masters Program in Counseling Psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, while also teaching ballet to young dancers. This combination enhanced my desire to provide services to performing children, adolescents, and young adults, as well as professional-track athletes. I am fascinated by the intricate interactions between the physical, emotional, and psychological demands that artists and athletes alike are facing.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life endangering illness, and trauma. In addition to teaching classical ballet, I am currently employed at La Cheim, an agency providing services to adults with severe mental illness, as well as with Bay Area Psychotherapy Institute (BAPTI), a private practice in Lafayette, CA.
I strive to build trusting relationships with my clients and offer them a safe environment where they can express and explore their struggles, associate feelings, and gain insight.