Psychology and Professional Counseling Faculty

Milena Claudius

Milena Claudius, PhD

Head of Counseling Program; Faculty, Professional Counseling

Milena Claudius, PhD, is a Clinical and Counseling Psychologist and faculty in the Department of Psychology and Professional Counseling. She coordinates the MA program in Counseling as well as the services of the University Counseling Center. She earned a PhD from Boston College and a BA from Boston University. Her clinical experiences range from psychiatric emergency care settings, inpatient and adult outpatient programs, to community psychotherapy clinics. She completed her APA-approved clinical psychology fellowship at Cambridge Hospital/ Harvard Medical School. Her research interests focus on topics at the intersection of psychology, social justice and human rights. She also has a specialization in health psychology. Her most recent published work explored risk and resilience in immigration, as well as cultural idioms of distress related to traumatic experiences. She was previously recognized as an American Psychological Association, Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) Scholar, Multicultural Concerns.


Neil German

Neil German, Psychoanalytic Diploma, Jung Institute

Head of Psychology Program; Faculty, Psychology

Neil German started teaching as a graduate assistant in 1985 in the U.S. and moved to Switzerland in 1992 to train as a psychoanalyst at the Jung Institute in Zurich. He has taught at Webster since March 2000 in the Psychology department. He holds a Psychoanalytic Diploma from the Jung Institute in Zurich and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania.


Patricia Demierre-Berberat

Patricia Demierre-Berberat, MA

Faculty, Professional Counseling

Patricia Demierre-Berberat holds a MA from the University of Geneva.


Daniel Johnston

Daniel Johnston

Faculty, Counseling

Daniel Johnston has worked with young people and their families in a variety of contexts over the past 20 years. From running programs for at-risk boys in inner-city Chicago, to supporting orphans and their house parents as a social worker in Honduras, to leading in the push for holistic and wellbeing centered education in international schools around Europe, Johnston is passionate about building authentic human relationships and communities — families, schools, societies, etc. — directed towards a more healthy and peaceful world.

Currently, in addition to teaching the School Counseling course at Webster, Johnston counsels adolescents and parents in the Vaud area and offers workshops and trainings for parents and schools.

Johnston received an MA in Pastoral Theology from K.U. Leuven in Belgium, completed a certificate in Counselling from Barnaby Training Center in the U.K., and did his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame in the U.S. where he majored in the Program of Liberal Studies and minored in Peace Studies.

As an adult expat in Europe, he has come to realize that he grew up as a fully American Third Culture Kid in Montgomery, Alabama. He has lived in Honduras, Belgium, and now Switzerland since 2015. He is the father of three wonderful children.


Pritha Mani

Pritha Mani

Faculty, Psychology

Pritha Mani is a child, adolescent and young adult counselor from Switzerland. She has extensive training and 14 years of experience working in the mental health field and has practiced in India and in Switzerland.

Mani has a history of working in a variety of settings which include NGOs, clinics, hospitals and schools. Mani graduated from Webster University (Geneva) where she obtained her master’s in Counseling and is a licensed counselor with the Swiss Association for Counseling. In addition to her counseling services, she facilitates a support group for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, non-binary) youth; led workshops for schools, universities and parents; has developed policies on bullying and inclusion for schools; and regularly supervises MA in Counseling students and first-year practitioners.

In addition to counseling, Mani is a sexual violence prevention advocate. She has written a book entitled “It's On Us!: Sexual Violence Prevention Handbook” aimed at schools and universities and is currently writing her second book.

Finally, she is on the board of Hand in Hand Switzerland and the vice president of Barefoot College and Bindi International Suisse.


Erik Mansager

Erik Mansager, PhD

Faculty, Psychology and Professional Counseling

Erik Mansager is a U.S.-licensed clinical professional counselor (Illinois) and has over 35 years of direct counseling and psychotherapy experience with individuals, couples and families. He carries national certification in drug and alcohol prevention and treatment and holds the World Certificate of Psychotherapy from the World Council for Psychotherapy.

Mansager obtained his bachelor’s degree in Humanities from St. Thomas Theological Seminary in Denver, Colorado, his master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Arizona, and his doctorate in Depth (Clinical) Psychology, at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

He formerly held faculty positions in the U.S. at Adler University in Chicago, Illinois and St. John’s Seminary College in Camarillo, California — where he also served as director of psychological services. Prior to moving to Europe, he worked as residential director of Casa de los Ninos Crisis Shelter, Tucson, and director of the University Counseling Center at the University of North Dakota. Arriving in Switzerland (2008), he directed the Counselling Department at Collège du Léman International School in Versoix. He is currently co-directing Family-Counselling Services in Geneva.

Mansager has over 80 peer-reviewed publications which include journal articles, books, book chapters and monographs. He guest edited five special issues of The Journal of Individual Psychology (spirituality, LGBT affirmation, social justice, CADP and the varieties of Adlerian practices) and has given over 250 presentations at international, national and local venues.
His specialization in Adlerian psychotherapy includes service as president of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (2004-2006) and being a NASAP Diplomate of Adlerian Psychology (2000). Currently he directs the Alfred Adler Institute in Suisse Romande. He earned his certificate as a Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapist (CADP 2012) from the Adlerian Institute of Northwestern Washington which also certified him as a CADP Training Analyst (2017).


Mansager, E., McDonald, B., and Williams, H. M., Sr. (2015). "Internet and faith.” The Journal of Individual Psychology, 71(2), pp. 214-220.

Mansager, E. (2014). “Editors’ Notes: Classical Adlerian Depth Psychotherapy: The Congruence of a Theory.” The Journal of Individual Psychology, 70(4), pp. 269-272.

Mansager, E. (2014). “A narrative survey of classical Adlerian depth psychotherapists." The Journal of Individual Psychology, 70(4), pp. 323-331.

Pfefferlé, J. and Mansager, E. (2014). “Applying the classical Adlerian family diagnostic process.” The Journal of Individual Psychology, 70(4), pp. 332-378.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Borboa, R. and Mansager, E. (2016). “Historical Note: Erik Blumenthal’s Contribution to Individual Psychology in Switzerland” in Prina, C., Shelley, C., K. John K., and Millar A. (Eds.), Adlerian Year Book, pp. 180-184 (London: UK Adlerian Society and Institute for Individual Psychology).

Raff, D., Mertz, L., and Mansager, E. (2016). “Historical note: Friedrich Liebling’s Contribution to Individual Psychology in Switzerland” in Prina, P., Shelley, C., John, K. and Millar A. (Eds.), Adlerian Year Book, pp. 174-179 (London: UK Adlerian Society and Institute for Individual Psychology).

Mansager, E. (2015). “Constructs or conflicts?” in Prina, P., Shelley, C., John, K. and Millar A. (Eds.), Adlerian Year Book, pp. 37-50 (London: UK Adlerian Society and Institute for Individual Psychology).

Mansager, E. and Borboa, R. (2014). “Individual psychology in Switzerland: A brief history and overview” in Prina, P., Shelley, C., John, K. and Millar A. (Eds.), Adlerian Year Book, pp. 173-195 (London: UK Adlerian Society and Institute for Individual Psychology).

Mansager, E. (2014). “A biographical sketch of Leo Gold: 1924-2011” in Prina, P., Shelley, C., John, K. and Millar A. (Eds.), Adlerian Year Book, pp. 24-33 (London: UK Adlerian Society and Institute for Individual Psychology).

Rosin, M. and Mansager, E. (2012). “Striving to understand religion and spirituality: An Individual Psychology perspective” in Prina, P., Shelley, C., Millar A., and John, K. (Eds.), Adlerian Year Book (London: UK Adlerian Society and Institute for Individual Psychology), pp. 235-258.

Olivia Marcz

Olivia Marcz

Faculty, Professional Counseling

Though Canadian by birth, Olivia Marcz has spent most of her life abroad in Southern Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe.

She works in private practice with adolescent and adult clients. After completing her Master of Arts in Counseling at Webster University, Geneva, she went on to study cross-cultural trauma at Harvard University in Italy and completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the University of Oxford.

Marcz has worked as a school counselor for both primary and secondary school students in international schools in Switzerland and Cuba. She is a qualified international psychology educator with experience teaching various psychology curricula, specializing in neurodivergent education.



Agnese Mariotti

Agnese Mariotti, PhD

Faculty, Psychology

Agnese Mariotti earned a PhD in Genetics from the University of Pavia, Italy. After her postdoctoral research studies at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, she worked as a principal scientist at the University of Lausanne. She is the author of various scientific articles and of two books for the general public on the effects of psychophysical stress on health (Gestire lo stress, Il Punto di Incontro, 2017, and Stress, les solutions sont dans nos mains, Rosso Editions, 2018). She is particularly interested in the biological mechanisms that coordinate the interactions between our physical and psychological responses.


Eric Ménétre

Eric Ménétre, PhD

Faculty, Psychology

Eric Ménétré is a dedicated researcher with a PhD in Psychology from the University of Geneva, where he focused on the involvement of executive functioning in word production using neuroimaging methods. His academic journey also includes a Master of Advanced Studies in Clinical Neuropsychology and a Master of Science in Psychology, both from the University of Geneva.

In his current role as a postdoctoral researcher at the EEG and Epilepsy Unit in the Division of Neurology at the University Hospitals of Geneva, Ménétré is at the forefront of integrating artificial intelligence with clinical data to enhance the diagnosis of epilepsy. He is spearheading the development of a medical device designed to identify novel biomarkers at the first seizure, aiming to redefine early detection and intervention. Ménétré's work also involves the coordination of multicentric research projects, ensuring data quality and consistency across seven epilepsy centers. His dedication to methodological rigor and advanced statistical knowledge has been instrumental in advancing both academic research and clinical applications in the field of neurology.


Deborah Schneider

Deborah Schneider, PhD

Faculty, Professional Counseling

Dr. Deborah Schneider is an expert in learning disorders, a dedicated academic and a mother of three children. In addition to her appointment as instructional faculty at Webster University, Schneider works remotely as a post-doctoral research scientist at the Hoeft BrainLENS Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Connecticut and has served as instructional faculty at the University of Arizona and as an external evaluator and research associate in the areas of behavioral intervention and reading remediation. She is a full member of the American Psychological Association, the International Dyslexia Association and the Learning Disabilities Association of America.

Schneider has been privileged to present her academic work and research at several international conferences, and her work in the fields of special education and educational psychology appears in various academic journals, textbooks and professional manuals. She has also contributed to award-winning educational software programs, such as MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach and MindPlay Comprehensive Reading Program.


Chitra Subrahmanian

Chitra Subrahmanian, PhD

Faculty, Psychology and Professional Counseling

Chitra Subrahmanian holds a PhD from Purdue University.


Catalina Woldarsky

Catalina Woldarsky, PhD

Faculty, Professional Counseling

Dr. Catalina Woldarsky Meneses is a psychotherapist FSP in private practice in Lausanne, Switzerland working with individuals and couples. She is also as an adjunct professor at Webster University’s Graduate Counseling program, Geneva campus, interested in understanding the process of change in psychotherapy, and also in the world of emotions. She completed her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at York University in Toronto, Canada, under the guidance and mentorship of Dr. Les Greenberg, a world renown psychologist and researcher best known for his contribution to the development of emotion-focused therapy (EFT). Dr. Woldarsky Meneses is involved in supervising and training therapists learning EFT through the Swiss EFT institute, as well as through various psychotherapy training instituyes in Europe and Latin America. Originally from Chile, Dr. Woldarsky Meneses grew up and studied in Canada and has been living in Switzerland with her family since 2012.


Woldarsky C. (2017). “Emotion-focused couples therapy,” Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, (forthcoming).

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