My personal background gives me insight into distinct cultures as well as the challenges and transitions they often create.
I was born in Sydney, Australia. However, soon after my birth my parents returned to their native country of Italy and I grew up in a town just northeast of Venice. In 1991 I met my husband, an American, and started a new and exciting life in the beautiful community of Ashland, Oregon. Since life is full of challenges and transitions, I find that this insight has increased my consciousness and compassion as a coach.
My professional background has led me to the satisfying field of Somatic Coaching with clients who are committed to meaningful and purposeful lives.
I began studying psychology in Padova, Italy and went on to receive my Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. Over the years, I used a variety of methodologies as a therapist. After extensive study, training and experience with my clients, I gradually shifted away from traditional therapy and into Somatic Psychotherapy and Coaching.
As much as I love learning, I also have a passion for teaching!
As adjunct faculty and supervisor at Southern Oregon University (MHC Program) I enjoy mentoring beginning therapists and providing peer training for coaches and therapists looking to venture into private practice. I also participate as a lead trainer for the Institute for Professional Leadership and Newaves Leaders, pulling from my experience in Neuro Linguistic Programming and Somatic work to help professionals enhance their leadership skills.
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