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English-speaking Therapist in Geneva: 
Marie-Alix Diwan, M.A

English-speaking therapist in Geneva



I'm Marie-Alix, your dedicated English-speaking therapist in Geneva, bringing a wealth of cultural experience, proficiency in English, and holding both American and Swiss citizenship. Over the years, I've committed myself to offering comprehensive therapeutic support to a diverse clientele in the heart of Geneva.


Within the secure framework of confidentiality, I curate a nurturing space where individuals are free to express themselves. My approach involves attentive listening, infused with kindness, acceptance, and an inherent curiosity about your unique narrative.


Recognizing the value of practical assistance, I am devoted to providing actionable tools to facilitate your personal growth. My ultimate objective is to empower you towards self-sufficiency, potentially rendering ongoing counseling unnecessary. Nonetheless, you are always welcome to return, as life unfolds through distinct stages, presenting fresh challenges and opportunities for continual learning.


My practice caters primarily to English-speaking expatriates—adolescents (14+), young adults, and adults—from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whether you're grappling with low mood, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, or other emotional complexities, my expertise extends to providing comprehensive support.


As an English-speaking therapist in Geneva, I understand the unique needs of the expatriate community and the challenges that come with navigating a foreign cultural landscape. Navigating emotional challenges is a unique journey, and as your therapist, I am dedicated to guiding you through the process with compassion and expertise.


I am also a certified practitioner in the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator (MBTI), offering an additional layer of insight to help you understand your personality more deeply.


In recognition of the diverse needs of my clients, I offer both online and in-person sessions. Whether you prefer the convenience of online therapy or the personalized touch of face-to-face interactions in Geneva, I am here to support you.


If the anticipation preceding our initial session evokes anxiety, rest assured that such feelings are entirely normal. The first session serves as an opportunity for you to glean insights into my therapeutic approach, evaluate your comfort level with me, and assess whether my methods align with your journey forward.


Feel free to reach out for additional information, and I eagerly anticipate the prospect of working together to support your mental and emotional well-being.


Warm regards,



The Areas I can Support You With Include

Embark on a journey towards authenticity, uncovering the profound meaning, purpose, and identity that resonates with your true self.

Illuminate your path by delving into your unique personality with insights from the Myers-Briggs Personality Assessments (MBTI), revealing key preferences and associated behaviors.

Navigate the complexities of emotional regulation, addressing feelings of anger, sadness, guilt, and jealousy to foster a balanced emotional landscape.

Build a foundation of self-assurance by addressing challenges related to shame, low self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-image, fostering a positive and empowering self-perception.

Tackle interpersonal dynamics by seeking guidance on family, relationship, and friendship difficulties, fostering healthier connections.

Confront and overcome stress, depression, and anxiety, including panic attacks, through tailored strategies for mental and emotional well-being.

Address the pursuit of perfection and procrastination with strategies to navigate and balance high standards, fostering a healthier mindset.

Embrace and navigate the traits of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), fostering self-awareness and effective coping strategies.

Grieve and heal from loss, with compassionate support and coping mechanisms.

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and purpose through career counseling, aligning your professional path with your aspirations.

Navigate life transitions and changes with resilience, adapting to new phases and challenges with confidence.

Explore the complex dynamics boundaries, fostering a healthier relationship with oneself and others.

Demographically, I provide support for adolescents (age 14 and above), young adults, and adults. This list is not exhaustive, so please feel free to reach out for any specific inquiries or concerns.

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You are very different than the counselors I met before, they would only tell me to make friends but you would tell me exactly how to do it

I will always remember what you taught me, boundaries, listening to my feeling... How loving someone actually feels, how real friends are actually the ones who celebrate your success together and how life is always up and down that it is okay to feel sad and how to embrace sadness... I'm really grateful for everything 

I love all our sessions together and I am really thankful for them, I feel like I’ve learned so much about myself, who I am and what I’m feeling


Member of the Swiss Association for Counseling (SGfB).

Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). 

M.A. in Counseling from Webster University, Geneva.

Certified Practitioner of the MBTI Step I and Step II Instruments from the Myers & Briggs Foundation.

Certified Mental Health First Aider from the Pro Mente Sana Foundation, ensa.

Additional Training in 'Psychosexual Therapeutic Practice in Couples' at Webster University, Geneva.  

B.A. in Media Studies and Philosophy from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

I regularly attend trainings in order to stay up to date with new developments in psychotherapy, and to fulfill my ethical requirements to grow and learn professionally.

Qualifications & Memberships

"It is the client who knows what hurts, what directions to go, what problems are crucial, what experiences have been deeply buried”


- Carl Rogers

The client is the most important person on our journey together. Every client has a unique story and I have the privilege of witnessing.

Memberships and Qualifications

Interested in English-speaking therapy and/or MBTI (in-person and/or online)?

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