2014: Professional Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Counselling Psychology (London Metropolitan University)
2004: BSc in Psychology (First-Class Honors)
1996: BA (Hons) in Foreign Language and Literature (English and French)
I maintain the highest ethical and continuing education standards. Recent trainings attended include:
2021: Certification in Maternal Mental Health (PMH-C)
2021: Certificate in Emotional Focused Couple Therapy
2020: Certificate in Group Therapy
2020: Certificate In Grief Therapy
2019: Certificate in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, EMDR Institute
2016: Diploma in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, The Wright Institute of Los Angeles
Previous to working in private practice (since 2018), I gained experience of working as a psychologist with diverse populations and diagnoses at the following clinics:
Previous to starting my doctorate I worked as a Research Administrator at:
I also conducted research on the relationship between anger, self-esteem and expression as an Assistant Researcher at:
More about me
I was born and raised in northern Italy. After completing a first degree at the University of Padova, I moved to London (UK), where I lived for the next 14 years. After a short spell in beautiful Leiden (The Netherlands), I moved back to London, where my first daughter was born. In 2010 we moved as a family to Santiago (Chile), where we lived for two and a half years. In 2013, we moved to California, where we now happily call home. My life wanderings have led me to a stance of humility, respect and curiosity about cultural differences. I myself experienced the challenges of migration and acculturation. I also have personal experience of marrying across culture and race differences.
One day I was wandering around the British Library when I came across an old Gnostic Gospel open on the page with this passage “Examine yourself & understand who you are… Whoever does not know self, does not know anything. But, whoever knows self, has acquired the knowledge of the universe.” My own version of the “finding myself” journey has been so enriching that after a few years working in translation, business and marketing I decided to retrain as a psychologist. My first degree - in English and French Literature from the University of Padova (Italy) provided me with many useful insights into the practice of psychology, and the arts now continue to sustain me as a person and a psychologist.