About Kristin Duncombe

Therapist, Coach, Author

I am an American psychotherapist, life coach, and author who has lived in Europe since 2001. I have based my career on working with international and expatriate individuals and families following my own experience of growing up across Africa and Asia as the child of a US diplomat, and having lived internationally most of my adult life.

I am the author of Trailing: A Memoir and Five Flights Up, both memoirs that address, among other things, the specific challenges and idiosyncracies of the expat existence.

I did my undergraduate work at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, and earned Masters degrees in clinical Social Work and Public Health at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  I also  trained for three years as a couple’s therapist with Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson of the Couple’s Institute in Menlo Park, California. I did my training as a professional life coach with the Coaches Training Institute in Geneva, Switzerland.  I have twenty solid years of experience working as a therapist and coach with individuals, couples, and families in the United States, East Africa, and Europe, and also provided the counseling services for the American University of Paris from 2008 until 2012. For more information about individual, family, or couple’s therapy, please click here. For more information about coaching, please click here.

I live in Geneva, Switzerland with my thirteen year old son and two cats, Olive and Gaspard. My eighteen year old daughter is at university in London.

Skype and Zoom allow me to work with people all over the world, in multiple time zones, as well as with people right here in Geneva that don’t want to fight traffic to reach me!  If you are in Geneva, though, and can get to me (my office is 10 minutes from Gare Cornavin), we will sit down face to face.

To make an appointment, set up a phone call, or discuss by email to find out more, please contact me with this form.

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