Marguerat Degaard Ph.D.
Fanchette Marguerat Degaard Ph.D.
In 2005 Dr. Degaard received her Ph.D. from Adelphi University.  She is currently working for the
Behavioral Health Services at Jacobi Medical Center as a Chief Psychologist.  She has been an
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Albert Einstein College of
Medicine since January 1, 2011.  She is also in the process of completing the Adult
Psychotherapy Program at the Westchester Center for the Study of
Psychoanalysis and Psychotherahy.  

Her approach is integrative and flexible, greatly influenced and informed by her artistic
background.  Her 25+ years work with severe mental illness has taught her profound humility in
the face of the deepest layers of humanity.  She views psychotherapy as an in-depth
collaborative and creative process which expands and frees self-expression allowing untold
stories to be told, contradictions to be bridged, and emotions to be touched or re-touched
towards richer and healthier self-understanding and life experiences.  She offers
psychotherapeutic services in English and French.  
Dr. Marguerat Degaard is a New York State Licensed Clinical
Psychologist.  Her academic journey started in Switzerland with a
Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of
Geneva.  Wanting to combine her passion for dance and the art
of therapy, she came to the US and obtained a Master's degree
in Dance/Movement Therapy in 1986 from Hunter College, NYC.  
She worked as a dance therapist for 14 years, developing,
implementing and supervising creative art therapies programs.