About Kristin

Kristin Duncombe is an American writer, psychotherapist, and consultant who has lived in Europe since 2001. She has based her career on working with international and expatriate families following her own experience of growing up overseas as the child of a US diplomat, and having lived internationally most of her adult life.

She is 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.

Kristin did her 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. She has twenty years of experience working as a therapist with individuals, couples, and families in the United States, East Africa, and France, and 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.

As a consultant, Kristin works with educational and health institutions on a wide variety of psychosocial issues. She co-authored the curriculum, What’s on Your Mind? for YouthCare in Seattle, Washington, which served as the prototype for the USA’s National Education Association’s Can We Talk? family communication training. She currently offers Can We Talk? seminars for Parents (and parallel seminars for kids and teens) that address topics such as substance use and abuse, bullying, sexual health, self-esteem and eating disorders. For more information about consulting services, please click here.

Kristin resides in Geneva, Switzerland with her husband, two children, and two cats.

To make an appointment or find out more, please contact Kristin with this form.