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.
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.