Online English-speaking counseling or Coaching
GERMANY – USA – BELGIUM
Hello, my name is Laetitia (le-ti-cia)!
A country girl and nature lover since my youth, I have always nurtured a deep interest for the wilderness, natural healing and human nature, which led me to study behavioural therapies.
A travel enthusiast, I grew up in Belgium and went on to experience different cultures, living in the United States for 17 years. As a result I babel in 5 languages. As a dual citizen, I am fluent in French and in English. For over 3 years now, I have been living in the heart of beautiful Bavaria, Germany.
At home, I am a wife and mother of two, and the caretaker of a menagerie of pets, including Kahla, my therapy dog in training. In order to recharge I enjoy the Bavarian wilderness and to go hike, ski, observe birds and wild animals, or paint and read boring clinical stuff 😉 Horseback riding runs deep into my veins, unfortunately it is one of those things my chronic pain took away from me for a long time.
CBT Psychologist + Health & Wellbeing Coach
Also Certified as a Health & Wellbeing Coach with WellCoaches, USA, I am a Board registered and Belgium-licensed Clinical Psychologist, with a specialisation in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies (CBT) from UCL (Board registration + clinician visa+ Agrement). As such, I contract with Centerstone Military Services to provide mental health support to US veterans stationed in Europe, as part of the Wounded Warrior Project.
As your coach or psychologist I will meet you where you are with respect, warmth and kindness. I will partner with you to uncover your needs, blocages, strengths, and challenge unhelpful thoughts. My mission is to empower you to embrace new habits, build resilience and experiment with more efficient coping strategies to reach lasting results. I would welcome the opportunity to go on this journey with you as we create a holistic wellness plan that is ambitious while doable, and catered to your individual needs!
My coaching approach is holistic, which means it includes all aspects of a person: mind, body, spirit and emotions. My sessions are solution-focused and strength-based.
My approach is also integrative, meaning it integrates with other therapeutic modalities (it does not replace medical treatment), and includes methodologies and tools from a variety of approaches rooted in science, research and empirical evidence:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (CBT)
- Neurosciences: the CNS, the gut-brain axis, the body-mind connection
- Heart coherence & Progressive Relaxation
- Nutrition (FODMAP, anti-inflammatory nutrition)
- Coaching: motivational interviewing, appreciative inquiry & SMART goals
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/ Tapping)
- Mental Imagery
- Non-Violent Communication
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
I grew up in Belgium, on the country side. I have always nurtured a deep interest for nature, the wilderness, animals and behavior.
This brought me to study Clinical Psychology in college, with an orientation in cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT). My interest was the intersection of both, so my thesis was on “the use of animal-assisted therapies for autistic children”, and both my internships evolved around child psychiatry and animal-assisted therapies. One in a daytime child psychiatric center in Belgium that offered horse-assisted therapies; the other in the Florida Keys, where I worked in a multidisciplinary team providing therapy assisted by dolphins.
In 2005, newly armed with my diploma, I left Belgium to go live and work in the USA. There I worked as a consultant in childcare facilities, as a behavioural therapist for children on the autistic spectrum or with ADHD, as a school psychologist in Colorado testing neuro-divergent children, and as an Infant/Toddler Development Specialist in Florida.
However, after the birth of my first child it became clear something wasn’t quite right with my health. Diverse life events, a dysfunctional immune system and the limitations of conventional medicine eventually led me to finally realize that I needed to leave that career behind to focus on my health.
I then left the corporate world to try to find a work rhythm I could manage better. I started working from home as a freelancer, at my own pace, and taking care of my two wonderful children.
Although creative work was therapeutic to me, something was missing. I felt I had lost my connection with people, with healing, and with nature.
After a successful surgery, and a few years of soul-searching to uncover my true values and priorities in life, it is our move back to Europe for my husband’s work, in an American military base in Germany, and the start of this dreadful pandemic that finally made it clear. I felt I should use my own experience and background to assist and accompany individuals on their journey to health and wellbeing, using all the tools and experiences I had gathered.
Today both my trainings and my personal experiences bring me tools and methodologies that help me enrich sessions to accompany my clients, and bring them accountability and support on their journey to better life, health and wellness.
- 2023 Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Dr Dawn-Elise Snipes, All CEUS
- 2023 Emotion-focused Therapy, Prof Leslie Greenberg; Asadis
- 2023 Chronic Pain in Adults: A Cognitive Behavioural Perspective for Assessment and Treatment, by Prof Thomas Hadjistavropoulos
- 2023 Pain Science Masterclass, Dr Zoffness, USA
- 2023 Pain Management Series, Stanford University, USA
- 2022: Continued Ed: Trauma-Informed CBT, Robert Lusk, PhD
- 2021: WellCoaches® Health & Wellbeing Coach Certification, USA
- 2020: University course, The Grip of Grief
- 2019: University course, Herbal Medicine (University of Maryland, USA)
- 2011-2022: Continued education: EFT & Tapping, EMDR, Non-violent Communication
- 2010: Infant/Toddler Developmental Specialist, Department of Health, USA
- 2007: MS Psychology equivalency, USA
- 2005: Master/license in Clinical Psychology, specialization in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies (UCL, Belgium)
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” —Jim Rohn
In search for personal development and self-realisation? Here you will find the support and structure you need to help you follow your dreams and build the personal, professional and family life you crave.
Do you suffer from an autoimmune, high blood pressure or diabetes? Are you looking to better follow doctor's orders or adopt a healthier lifestyle? I can help you establish new weight loss, nutrition and fitness habits to regain vitality and physical strength!
As a licensed counselor, I am here to help you fight inner turmoil and help you put down the burden that weighs you, push back negative thoughts and gain hope. Learn new adaptative skills and build a resilient mindset to face any challenge.
Feeling overwhelmed and burnout? This 3-months program helps you rebuild your physical and mental health, reach work/life balance and regain energy, self-confidence and self-agency.
Trained as a Pain Recovery Coach I offer an individualized 6-months program to answer the needs of people suffering from chronic pain & illness. Pain psycholoy, neuroplasticity, CBT and lifestyle medicine all join to help your turn down your pain dial and take back your life.
Ready for a change?
Let’s get to know each other and see how you can take your life and health into your own hands. Let’s see if we can make a good team during your free intro to coaching call!