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I provide psychological support to individuals and couples struggling with life transitions, cultural adjustment, relationships, sense of self, and overall emotional well-being. Many people find themselves struggling with the same issues over and over, whether feeling stuck in negative cycles in their relationship, being self-critical, or engaging in ineffective behavior. Often our difficulties stem from unhealthy, long-standing patterns that influence how we perceive ourselves, our relationships, and the world around us. I see therapy as a safe place where growth, change, and healing can happen within the context of a trusting relationship. From the very first session, I collaborate with clients and couples to address their current challenges so that they can experience greater joy, understanding, and acceptance into their lives.
Although my training was primarily based on cognitive and behavioral techniques (CBT, DBT and ACT in particular), I am adept at utilizing integrative modalities, and I maintain a collaborative, individualized and relational approach. My goal is to help clients to become empowered by their own strengths, build secure and rewarding relationships, and encourage a strong and positive sense of self while maintaining healthy boundaries.
I am a licensed psychologist in Italy (Ordine degli Psicologi del Lazio n. 19808) since 2013 and in the state of Massachusetts, USA (Commonwealth of MA Division of Professional Licensure, License #9628) since 2012. I graduated from the University of Bologna, Italy, and received my PhD in psychology from the University of Chicago (Chicago, USA) where I conducted research on sleep quality and aging. I am the author of several international peer reviewed publications and one book chapter on sleep. I specialized in clinical psychology from Suffolk University (Boston, USA) and completed my clinical training (both predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship) at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, a clinic affiliated to Harvard Medical School. In the United States I trained as a clinical psychologist in a variety of settings, including a hospital for war veterans, a college counseling center, a detoxification clinic, and a behavioral health practice.
I have an extensive background working with individuals from many cultures and life experiences, in particular expats and bicultural couples. I work with adults of all ages and all backgrounds. I have visited many different countries in several continents: as a college student I have studied one year in Norway and I have lived in the United States for nineteen years. These experiences have enriched my understanding of the difficulties adjusting to a new environment and interacting mindfully and effectively with culturally diverse people. I speak and work in Italian, English and Spanish.
- Life Transitions
- Relational Conflict
- Coping Skills
- Interpersonal Effectiveness
- Psychological Boundaries
- Behavioral Issues
- Adjustment Issues
- Emotional Regulation and Distress Tolerance
- Sleep Disturbances and Insomnia
- Women's Issues
- Adult ADHD
My office is located in Monteverde Vecchio in Rome, but I also work online via Zoom or Skype. For information or consultation please feel free to contact me by sending me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org