Certified Hakomi Therapist
Orff-Schulwerk Teacher and Teacher educator
Masters’ degree in Classical Languages
Before we start any deep work together, it is really important that you know more about who I am: my training, my background, experience, and my vision. Take a moment to consider if what I can offer corresponds to what you are looking for in this moment of your life.
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I arrive to psychology after a 20-years career as a voice and movement teacher and teacher educator. I have a first Masters’ Degree in Latin and Greek Literature, 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 uses creativity, voice and movement. Through this 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 Masters’ Degree in Clinical Psychology and completing a 4-year training in Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy in Mallorca, Spain.
Today I am a licensed Psychologist in Italy and the first Italian Certified Hakomi Therapist.
In 2017 and 2018 I worked as a Body-oriented Counselor at the M.E.T.A. Counseling Clinic in Portland, Oregon, US. There I had the chance to extensively apply the Hakomi Method, which is my field of expertise, and to work as a Teaching Assistant at the Hakomi Pro-Skills Training for Professionals, organized by the Hakomi Institute of Oregon. I also widened my clinical tools by taking further trainings on Primary Attachment Therapy, Recreation of the Self, Trauma Resolution, and Hakomi Couple Counseling.
I integrate all these inputs into my identity as a Hakomi therapist with the goal to appropriately respond to the different needs of the persons reaching out for my help and to tailor my therapeutic interventions to them.
In 2019 I took a one-year training in Sex Therapy. The training was run by AISC – Associazione Italiana di Sessuologia Clinica. Through attending this training I gained the competence to include sexuality into my areas of inteventions.
I have my office in Rome, Italy. I also provide on-line services for people who live in different parts of the world.
At the moment I am both a Teaching Assistant and a Teacher in-training in the 4-year Hakomi Professional Training, which Hakomi Mallorca started in November 2018 in Mallorca, Baleari Islands, Spain.
I’m currently attending a four-year program in Italy to become a psychotherapist in CBT and in a vast array of other mindfulness-based therapeutic modalities: DBT, ACT, Compassion-Focused Therapy, etc.
I complement my activity as a psychologist by facilitating music and movement classes for children and teenagers, highlighting the emotional and social educational aspect embedded in the music making process. I also train teachers and educators on the same topic, providing an experiential framework to my teaching activity.
Beside my formal studies and personal therapy, for the last 11 years I have been cultivating my personal growth through a constant practice of Meditation, Tai Chi Chuan, Yoga and Tantra.