I am a Clinical Psychologist and I offer individual therapy for adults and children. I started my private practice in New York City in 2016 after having worked for several years in outpatient clinics in New York City and in Italy. I first pursued my graduate studies in Clinical Psychology at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy, and completed my clinical training at the San Raffaele Hospital’s outpatient and inpatient psychiatric unit in 2008. In this setting, I specialized in the study and treatment of Personality Disorders and obtained a fellowship to train at the Personality Disorder Institute of Weill-Cornell, New York. I then went on to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Long Island University, New York, and trained in a variety of settings, mainly focusing on working with children, adolescents, and their families. I completed my training in child therapy at the Child Development Center of The Jewish Board of Families and Children's Services (JBFCF) and at the St. Dominic's Family Foster Care Program, working with a wide age range of children.
My primary interests include Child Development, Personality, and Cross Cultural Adjustment. With over ten years of experience as a therapist, I am currently working as a private practitioner with a broad spectrum of clients and providing individual therapy and parent-child therapy.
In my therapeutic approach, I place particular emphasis on understanding each client’s unique personality features that may have contributed to the development of their current symptoms such as: depression, anxiety, panic attacks. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach that aims to help clients build on their strengths and attain personal growth.
2009-2014: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, Brooklyn, New York (APA Accredited)
2005-2008 : Graduate School in Clinical Psychology, Magna Cum Laude
“VITA-SALUTE” SAN RAFFAELE UNIVERSITY, Milan, Italy
1998-2003: B.S. in Social & Developmental Clinical Psychology
UNIVERSITY OF PARMA, Parma, ITALY
Licensed Psychologist, Pennsylvania
Licensed Psychologist, New York State
Licensed Psychologist, Italy
2019- Present : Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program
Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, Philadelphia (PA)
2016: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training
Dr. Michele Gugliotta, JOHN JAY COLLEGE, New York
2016: Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C) Workshop
Dr. Lean Hoffman, NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC INSTITUTE, New York
2010: Parental Reflective Functioning Training Course
Dr. Arietta Slade, CUNY, New York.
2008: Semistructured Interview of Personality Organization (STIPO) Training
PERSONALITY DISORDERS INSTITUTE, New York Presbyterian Hospital, White Plains, NY
2007: Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) Training
Dr Fonagy and Dr Bateman, ANNA FREUD CENTER, London, England.