Who

Due to high demand, I am unable to take on new clients at this time. Please check for availability with colleagues in the group practice, www.psybiel.ch, another group Practice ZFPP in Biel or from our English Network on www.c2gether.ch.

I am a psychologist providing supportive services in English and Dutch. My areas of expertise include: cultural adjustment, stress, burn-out, eating problems, trauma, anxiety and depression. I am also part of a group Practice “Therapie Zentrum Biel” with German and French speaking therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists. Together with another colleague, I also started C2: Caring2gether a forum to provide services, workshops and groups for English-speaking non-native swiss residents.

Although Dutch by nationality, I have lived most of my life in various English-speaking countries, the largest portion of which was in the United States. There I completed my education, began my career and met my Swiss husband. Together we moved to the Netherlands and finally settled in Switzerland to build a family with our two school aged children. As a native English speaker I also speak Dutch, German and understand Swiss German.

A brief overview of my educational & work background:
Education:
Primary & Secondary School, Bermuda (1987)
High school, Colorado, USA (1990)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology & Fine Arts, Kenyon College, Ohio, USA (1994)
Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.), Wright State University, Ohio USA (1999)
Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP), Switzerland (Started 2019)
Internships:
1998-1999. Predoctoral Intern. University of Houston Counseling Center, Texas, USA
1999-2000. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Trauma & Substance Abuse), McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, MA, USA
Work:
2000-2002. Spiritus,Trauma & Substance Abuse Residential Treatment, MA, USA
2003-2010. AMARUM, Center for Eating Disorders, GGNET, the Netherlands
2010-Present. English Therapy, Private Practice, Switzerland
2017-Present. C2 Caring2gether, Switzerland

For any additional questions, I can be reached at:
email patricia@englishtherapy.ch
mobile 079 508 7511
Group website Therapie Zentrum Biel (TZB),
Facebook site C2: Caring2gether