Hello. I would like to introduce myself so you may know about me, and whether I would be a good fit for you. I have a Ph.D. in Psychology, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). I am certified in Hypnotherapy, and I am an EMDRIA EMDR Certified Therapist. I believe EMDR and Hypnosis are very potent and effective tools for change.
I have worked in private practice in New York City, and in an agency setting as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). I have worked and have been licensed in Argentina as a Licenciate in Psychology. I have worked in the field of addictions, e.g. eating disorders, smoking cessation, and drugs and alcohol use disorders. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults, and have over twenty-five years of experience in counseling.
I was born in Italy to a family that had to travel significantly for work, and I became a citizen of the world at an early age. I lived in New York City for more than 12 years, and moved to Austin, Texas in 2011. I have experienced various cultures; I learned to appreciate diversity, differences, uniqueness, and the importance of self-awareness, insight, empathy, respect, and compassion for another person's life struggles.
I am spiritual and have learned that we are the co-creators of our destiny through the choices and decisions we make. We have the ability to make changes that help us grow, expand our hearts, enhance our awareness, and impact our lives, our loved ones, and our environment positively. Let me help you navigate your life with you in the driver's seat...
Some of my favorite books:
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a story
By Richard Bach
Your Sacred Self, Making the Decision to Be Free
By Wayne Dyer
The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari
By Robin Sharma
By Daniel Goldman, Ph.D.
Two of my favorite quotes:
"You are Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, Smarter than you think, and Loved more than you can imagine..."
by Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change," a wise quote from Carl Rogers.