About Nantes Psychotherapy and Consulting Services

Nantes Psychotherapy and Consulting Services was started by Cara Goubault to respond to the mental health needs of the growing international community in Nantes.

For expatriates, navigating the French health system to find psychological help in English has been a challenge. One either goes by word-of-mouth or, if not covered by the “sécurité sociale,” there have been few resources to find affordable sessions by an anglophone.

Employers and educators have felt overwhelmed and ill-equipped to deal with the mental health effects of expatriation.

NCPS has joined forces with schools and associations in Nantes to assist expatriates and those who work with them to provide not only psychotherapy services, but outreach and education on the particular psychological challenges of adapting to France.

NPCS provides mental-health workshops for Employers, Schools, and other groups.

NPCS provides treatment for the following:

  • Adaptation issues (which can include all the issues below)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders/addictions
  • Stress and burn-out
  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Psychosomatic issues (physical ailments unrelated to a medical illness – headache, stomachache, etc.)
  • School-related problems

Click here to find out how NPCS can help you with your specific issue. 

About Cara Goubault:

Cara is an American expat who has lived in France since 1998. Trained as a psychotherapist in the United States, she obtained a second master’s degree in France in Psychology.

Cara has been providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults for over 20 years both in France and in the United States, in private practice and in institutions. She has also been a mental health supervisor and teacher in French institutions (hospitals, schools, and associations).

She has obtained additional certification (post-graduate diploma at the Université de Lyon) in the treatment of eating disorders and addictions, child psychotherapy, and psychosomatic issues (physical manifestations of psychological stress). 

Trained in psychoanalysis, she can provide either short term strategic psychotherapy or longer-term in-depth work including analysis. 

Cara is currently a psychoanalytic candidate with the International Psychoanalytic Association, the renowned and world-recognized organization that requires intensive personal analysis, regular supervision, and clinical seminars. She works with the Paris-based Société Psychanalytique de Recherche et de Formation.