If you’re looking for counseling or psychotherapy in France from a compassionate, experienced English-speaking psychologist, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome!

I am an American psychologist living and practicing in Lyon, France. I specialize in working with English-speaking expats, international students, and others living abroad who are struggling with emotional or personal difficulties and who want to strengthen their emotional resilience, develop greater self-awareness and self-compassion, build more authentic, satisfying relationships, and deepen the sense of meaning in their lives.

Whatever challenges you’re currently facing, I’d like to help you improve your life and feel more confident in yourself.

Whether you’re struggling with anxiety or depression, experiencing difficulties in close relationships, feeling paralyzed by self-criticism and self-doubt, dealing with challenges related to past traumatic experiences, or having trouble keeping your head above water while trying to adjust to a new culture, it can be helpful to have some additional support and guidance as you navigate your own healing journey and move toward your goals.

Counseling & Psychotherapy Services for English-Speakers Living Abroad

I offer individual counseling and psychotherapy, couples counseling, and group counseling in Lyon. (You can read more about each of these services by clicking on the links above.)

If you are searching for an English-speaking psychologist but you live somewhere other than the Lyon area — either elsewhere in France or somewhere else in the world — I also provide distance (online) counseling.

What Next?

I invite you to read more about me, the services I offer, and how I work on this site and to get in touch with any questions you might have.

If you would like to schedule an initial appointment, please feel free to do using my online scheduling system (see the link at the top right-hand corner of this page). In this Initial Consultation appointment, we will discuss your current challenges and goals and begin to consider what our work together might look like. This conversation will help us both consider whether it seems like a good fit.

It’s important that you work with someone with whom you feel comfortable. If I’m not the right counselor for you, I’ll do my best to help you find someone who is.

I look forward to hearing from you!


 Dana Nelson, Ph.D.
Inner Journeys Counseling

Email: dana@dananelsoncounseling.com
Phone: (+33) 06 70 67 45 25