Growing up in Italy on Lake Garda, I developed a passion for different cultures, which now benefits my diverse range of patients, including expats and third-culture individuals*. My desire to connect deeply with those suffering is what led me to become a psychologist, inspired by a book about a teacher’s relationship with a student with elective mutism. I believe the therapeutic relationship is key to the healing process, and my goal is to create a warm and trusting space where patients can connect with their inner selves and embrace positive change.
Exploratory therapy, which I practice using a psychodynamic approach, involves delving into the subconscious to recognize relationship patterns and behaviours. I help my patients become more aware of themselves and their internal processes. It’s not about me telling you what to do or giving you a quick fix, but rather helping you find your own strategies for personal growth and healing. This process can be challenging but also incredibly rewarding, as you develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships.
It is not easy to open up about worrisome issues, such as traumatic experiences or talk about emotions like shame or guilt. I listen to each of my patients, without judging them.
My job is not to judge what is right or wrong. Rather, I act as a guide to discovering new points of view. I am with you when you are facing uncomfortable truths. I am with you when you let go of thoughts and emotions that cause unnecessary suffering. I am with you as long as you know how to take care of yourself lovingly. I will help you to be able to face the world with joy, competence and satisfaction without fear of suffering.
My professional background
I deepened my studies at the University of Padua, first with a three-year degree in cognitive and psychobiological sciences. This degree course has given me the opportunity to develop an integrated view of the mind with biology, chemistry, physiology and sociology. I also deepened the scientific and statistical aspects related to psychology.
In my master’s degree, I studied the social aspects, the integration of territorial mental health services and the importance of communities in the mental health of each of us. Here I acquired skills in the design of interventions aimed at improving the mental health of specific communities.
I deepened the clinical aspect through a four-year post-graduate specialization at COIRAG, where I graduated as a group analytic psychotherapist. In these four years, between practice and in-depth studies, I have built my clinical skills, honed my understanding and developed non-judgmental listening and openness to every aspect that patients can bring to therapy.
I carried out a long personal psychoanalytic therapy myself, to better know myself, my conflicts and my fears in order to become a better human being and a better psychotherapist.
From a clinical point of view, I have experience in the public and private sectors both in Italy and in the UK with patients aged 18 and over. Check services to better understand what I do.