Therapy that can really help.
With licensed psychologists. In English. In Paris or online.
We're a team of friendly, experienced psychologists from Australia, Canada, the US and the UK.
We offer effective, empathic therapy to help you get your thoughts in order, feel better & live more meaningfully.
Why do people want to talk with us?
They’re struggling with anxiety or depression
They’re stressed or burnt out
They feel lonely isolated or confused living away from home
- They don’t feel good about themselves
They're struggling to find purpose and meaning in life
They need expert assessment for Alzheimer's, ADHD or other disorder
They need help dealing with a crisis
They are procrastinating or finding it hard to be productive
They want to work through unresolved childhood problems
They’re tired of being single or in dysfunctional relationships
They have trouble controlling anger
They want to build more intimate, trusting relationships
They don't know quite what's wrong, they just feel bad or lost
Whatever you're going through, we offer a caring,
non-judgemental space where your story can be heard
Specific problems we can help with...
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What's special about the Paris Psychology Centre?
Fully licensed clinical psychologists
Unlike in many services, every member of our team is a clinical psychologist or neuropsychologist (not a counsellor, life coach, natural therapist, etc.) with at least six years of training in treatment and research. This includes more than two years of supervised training. All our psychologists are licensed to practise in France (and usually in some other jurisdiction as well).
We have experience living abroad, just like you
Additionally, we have all had significant life experience studying, living and working in countries
around the world, and helping people in this situation achieve balanced, happy lives. We're used
to helping people who are leading a life away from home, including expats, trailing spouses,
creatives, digital nomads, third-culture kids, international students, au pairs and interns.
Only evidence-based treatments that really work
We specialise in providing treatments based on the latest research, which have been scientifically validated to improve emotional wellbeing and resilience. This means that you can be confident that
your time spent in therapy will be worthwhile.
Meet our team...
Kathy is a child and family psychologist with two decades of experience working with children across the lifespan, from infancy to adolescence. She also helps parents deal with issues such as pre- and post-natal depression and anxiety, bonding with children, and school difficulties. She has raised three children in France and knows first-hand the challenges of negotiating the school system, bringing up bilingual kids and building a fulfilling family life in a new environment. She also provides relationship therapy for couples, and believes in providing tailor-made support for each case. Read more...
Dennis is an American clinical psychologist in Paris. He sees people with a wide range of problems, including depression, anxiety, stress and OCD. He believes in getting to know each person deeply and building a warm relationship of trust. He aims to bring clarity to people’s problems, help them balance their emotional lives, and share healthy coping skills that really make a difference. He has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and has taught at multiple universities in the United States. Read more...
Nicole is a Canadian Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, who has worked in hospitals in academic centres in Toronto. She draws on evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help patients meet their goals in the most effective way. Her expertise in neuropsychology also allows her to treat problems of thinking, attention and organization, which can influence mental health. She aims to create an empathic and trusting environment in all therapy sessions, and endeavours to tailor therapy to meet the specific needs of each person. Read more...
Christopher has lived in several European countries, and is passionate about helping people find balance and happiness away from home. He specialises in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), the treatment with the most demonstrated efficacy for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. He also has a specialist background in eating disorders, through his work with Bodywhys, the Eating Disorder Association of Ireland. He aims to create a space of mutual respect, trust, and collaboration, and guide people towards greater mental health and flourishing. Read more...
Emily is an American psychologist who has worked with adults and children in hospital and clinical settings. She has experience with a wide range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, stress, and problems of cultural adjustment. She aims to create a friendly, non-judgmental space, where people can openly share and feel understood. Passionate about providing therapy based upon the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, she aims to help people to lead happier and mentally healthier lives, and to connect with what really matters. Read more...
Francis is a British-Australian psychologist and director of the Paris Psychology Centre. His style as a therapist is warm and collaborative, and he is passionate about using the latest insights in psychology research to help his patients achieve emotional balance. He has a specialist background in anxiety, and has worked at the Anxiety Disorders Unit of St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney. He is a University Medalist in psychology, a guest lecturer at the Universities of Amsterdam and Sydney and was awarded the Australian Psychology Society Prize in 2015. Read more...
Luciana is an American clinical psychology intern who has worked in international organizations such as the OECD in Paris and the Ministry of Health in Argentina, as well as in hospital and clinical settings in countries such as Kenya and France. Her aim in therapy is to create a safe, collaborative space rooted in empathy, authenticity and non-judgement. She is trained in evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and loves helping clients improve their mental health and communication skills and seeing a genuine difference in their lives. Read more...
Caitlin is an Australian neuropsychologist and therapist who has worked in several hospital and private settings. She is qualified to treat emotional problems such as anxiety, depression and stress, as well as neurocognitive disorders such as ADHD. In therapy, she aims to create a friendly, down-to-earth and collaborative space, where people can feel truly heard and understood. She is passionate about delivering therapy that makes genuine positive change, and empowering her patients to see things more clearly, achieve emotional balance and live more meaningfully Read more...
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Our services in a nutshell...
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer’s)
Dyslexia and dyscalculia
Traumatic brain injury
Depression, bipolar and other mental disorders
Diagnosis and assessment
We can provide diagnosis of mental and neurological disorders and assess cognitive difficulties in adults and children. These might include problems such as:
Detailed reports to suit your needs
We can provide detailed neuropsychological reports of legal standing for patients, doctors, schools, lawyers, insurance, employers and other institutions.
Strategies to help you manage
We offer cognitive remediation and therapy to help people cope with cognitive changes and make healthy adjustments to the way they do things.
Treatment you can count on
Our psychologists are all trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which is the gold-standard treatment for the most common psychological issues such as anxiety and depression. Members of our team also have specialist training in other proven modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness.
An approach that's personalised to you
In individual therapy, treatment can be tailored to your particular needs. You might need strategies to deal with an emotional problem, or you might just want a confidant and port in a storm. Or someone to soundboard and hash out ideas. Or a coach and ally to help whip you into shape. We’d like to offer whatever it is you need to reach your potential and get back to loving life.
And you don't need to be in therapy forever
Most of the treatment modalities we use have been demonstrated to be effective over a short period of time, with an average length of around 10-12 weekly sessions. Read more...
How does this work? 3 steps to feeling better
1. Choose a psychologist you'd like to work with
2. Book a consultation at a time that works for you, either at our Rue de Lyon office in Paris or online
3. Attend a session where your problems will be heard and a treatment plan will be outlined
Fees, payment and insurance
How much does a session cost?
Our standard fee per therapy session is 140€. Most people have weekly sessions, but less regular sessions are also possible, and just as effective in the long run. Session length is 50 minutes. If you need support but are experiencing financial hardship, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org – we have a certain number of sessions available for low-income patients.
What about neuropsychological assessment?
The fee for neuropsychological assessment depends on the complexity of the assessment and the report required. The price range for assessment is generally between 500€-1000€. For instance, a WISC assessment is 600€.
How do I pay for sessions?
We accept payment by credit card or cash at the end of each in-person session. For online payments, a link will be sent to pay via credit card after the session. Direct deposit via bank transfer is also possible. We do not accept cheque.
Will my insurance cover the sessions?
Many of our patients have their sessions reimbursed with private insurance (mutuelle). The level of reimbursement depends on your specific contract. So if you have an insurer, it might be worth getting in touch with them to see what you’re entitled to. All our psychologists are fully registered to work with insurance, and we are happy to provide any documentation you might need to facilitate this process. The insurers we currently work with include:
Can I use my carte vitale?
Unfortunately, psychology sessions are not covered under the government health (carte vitale) system in France. We're hoping the French government introduces legislation to recognise the importance of psychological services, in line with the practices of many other developed nations.
Join One of our Groups!
Support Group for English-Speaking Men in Paris
The Men’s Group at the Paris Psychology Centre provides a relaxed and safe place to talk about your experiences in the company of other English-speaking men living in Paris. It's a peer-led group, where you can both contribute and play a role in helping others.
You can talk about whatever you like – there's no agenda. It's just a friendly space where men can connect with others, enjoy real discussions, have a few laughs, and hopefully walk away with insight, ideas and help.
The group is open to anyone who identifies as male.
Cost Free upon registration (12 spots available)
When Every second Wednesday, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Support Group for English-Speaking Women in Paris
The Paris Psychology Centre Women’s Group is a place for English-speaking women to get together and chat about their experiences without judgement or prejudice. You can talk or just listen – whatever you're feeling on the day. It's a safe place where you can be heard, share whatever's on your mind and maybe even find some new friends who can relate to your experience. The group is open to anyone who identifies as a woman. Read more...
Cost Free upon registration (12 spots available)
When Every second Wednesday, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Mental Health Skills Group:
CBT, mindfulness and more
The Mental Health Skills Group is a group therapy session where you will have the opportunity to talk about your life in a friendly, safe environment, and learn effective techniques for improving your mental health. Each week, a new skill will be introduced from evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply this skill to their own lives and receive material for reading and reflection.
When Every second Thursday, 7.30pm-9pm