Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology
Master’s Degree in Latin and Greek Literature, History and Archeology
Before we start any (deep and intimate) work together, it is really important that you know more about who I am: my training, my background and experience, and my vision of Counseling in terms of the values I aim to promote. Take a moment to consider if what I can offer you corresponds to what you are looking for in this moment of your life. Your motivation is an essential ingredient for the success of our “team”.
Before developing an interest in Body-Oriented Counseling, I was a voice and movement educator and music teacher trainer for 20 years. I gained a first Master’s Degree in Latin and Greek Literature, History and Archeology, but I have always been working as a singer and musician. I am an expert known in Italy and abroad on a specific approach to music education called Orff-Schulwerk. This approach emphasizes an experiential pathway to developing musical skills over technical proficiency, and is centered on the creative activation of the person and the fundamental unity of speech, dance and music. Through this professional experience, my interests progressively shifted from music-making and teaching to understanding and supporting the emotional and social experience of the person “behind” the music. This passion became the bridge to obtaining a second Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and completing a 4-year training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy in Mallorca, Spain.
Beside my formal studies and my own experience as a psychotherapy client, in the last ten years I have been cultivating my personal growth through the constant practice of Meditation, Tai Chi Chuan, Yoga and Tantra.
I am currently living in Portland, Oregon, US, where I am working as an intern in the M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic, extensively applying the Hakomi Method that I have been studying and practicing so far.