Luca Modenesi

Clinical Psychologist – working only on-line
  • Crisis & Trauma
  • Transitions
  • Anxiety
€70 /Session
Flexible pricing 361529f9d61d23d2aa04021382f15f437b7650b8689e5c08fafc2fb9bd447719 Flexible Pricing available

My Approach

We frequently experience transitions. We pass from a job to another job, from one country to another country, from one relationship to another. Beside our daily life transitions, we have our human and social transitional moments passing from a profession to another, for example, or changing ou...
We frequently experience transitions. We pass from a job to another job, from one country to another country, from one relationship to another. Beside our daily life transitions, we have our human and social transitional moments passing from a profession to another, for example, or changing our social roles. As our life changes our identity needs to be reviewed and adjusted. Our coping strategies are not always adequate, or we don't know how to face our stress, fear and anxiety. Sometimes we go through a particular stage of our life which challenges us so much that our usual strategies are not effective or they make us feel totally overwhelmed and we really struggle seeking help.

Transitions are part of our life, a challenging process that involves a number of stages. Based on my personal and professional experience, as well as a broad set of models rooted in psychodynamic and cognitive theories, I have developed a trans-theoretical approach to assist individuals in feeling safe and supported as they explore and transition through difficult or painful experiences, or unhelpful patterns. My work aims to support the individual’s meaningful understanding of her/his experiences, and how those experiences influence feelings, behavior and choices. I am passionate about assisting people with the integration of their experience and the identification of their internal resources, so that positive transition can take place.

I use an emphatic, supportive and semi-directive style which provides the conditions for promoting this process. Through a client-centered style reflections are elicited and it becomes possible to help clients to explore and resolve their own uncertainty.

I have worked extensively with adult survivors of traumatic experiences, humanitarian professionals and expatriates.
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About Luca

I have spent a substantial part of my adult life traveling and working as psychologist in conflict and post-conflict zones, particularly in the Middle East and Asia. These experiences have given me the opportunity to enter into contact with a variety of cultures and problems, and they also led...
I have spent a substantial part of my adult life traveling and working as psychologist in conflict and post-conflict zones, particularly in the Middle East and Asia. These experiences have given me the opportunity to enter into contact with a variety of cultures and problems, and they also led/helped me to understand a variety of human and psychological situations. Having lived as an expatriate across a number of cultural settings has given me the opportunity to better understand the day to day aspects of living and working abroad, including at risk contexts. I have worked extensively with adult survivors of traumatic experiences and people affected by stress and anxiety. I am particularly aware of the stress that can arise when culturally adjusting to a new environment or returning home and transitioning back to routine life after life changing experiences.

I offer on-line counseling through Stillpoint Spaces
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Education

I hold a Master Degree in Clinical and Community Psychology, (University of Padova 2001). I have completed my training based on the Systemic approach in Florence, and I am a member of the Tuscany Psychologist Board (Ordine degli Psicologi Toscani) since 2005, as well as a Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) since 2013. Over the years I have attended many training sessions and workshops on topics that included Dual Diagnosis, substance misuse treatment and the 4 stages of change model, and Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET). I have extensive and international professional experience working in a variety of clinical settings.

Experience

I trained as a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in working with traumatic experiences, anxiety, unhelpful repetitive life patterns, and experiences of transition. Life transitions range from an internal process that may be painful, to an experience of living and working abroad, including in a high risk context.
</br> I have fourteen years of experience in the Mental Health sector, of which ten years were spent in the humanitarian sector as a mental health expert working in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Sri Lanka and the UK. My most recent experiences include Clinical Supervision for Counselors with Médicine Sans Frontières (MSF) and the Center for Victims of torture (CVT). I also trained and supervised Counselors dealing with a variety of clients presenting multiple problematic situations. Currently I am working as a Clinical Advisor for CVT.
</br> Beside my work in the humanitarian sector I offered psychological support to individuals during, before, and after missions who faced a variety of emotional and psychological experiences from stress to trauma or from professional/personal development to adjustment with a new geo-social context. I provide goal oriented treatments based personal needs and requests. My typical clients are expats: humanitarian workers or migrants who are facing personal and/or professional challenges.

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