Lyla Schwartz
Psychological counselor, SGFB
Bern or online
Adults, couples and young people over the age of 10

I practice in English or Farsii. I hold a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and another Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the United States. Currently, I am engaged in completing my clinical doctoral research. My therapeutic focus revolves around addressing various aspects such as anxiety, attachment, trauma, relationships, connection, processing, neglect, marginalized communities, displacement, adjusting to new circumstances, suicide prevention, abandonment experiences, and complicated grief. While I have received training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and attachment theory, my practice emphasizes foundational helping and the therapeutic alliance. I prioritize establishing a strong and collaborative relationship with my clients, as I believe it forms the basis for effective therapy. My experience extends globally, where I have worked in response to tragic circumstances and with individuals who have experienced prolonged exposure to trauma. I have been involved in development efforts in various locations, including Haiti, South Africa, Peru, Afghanistan, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Fundamentally, my approach is rooted in providing support to those who have been marginalized and forgotten. I maintain an unwavering belief that there is always a path to healing and that everyone can benefit from assistance and problem-solving strategies.