Originally from Brazil, I have been working as a psychologist since 1996. From my early career years up until now, I have always had an immense curiosity and fascination for the human ability for transformation and change.
I consider myself an open-minded, positive person who tries to integrate my personal experiences with my professional practice. In my work, I hope to help my patients re-connect with unknown aspects of their emotional experience, as they express themselves in the present life. I found that this process usually produces transformation, better choices, and a more fulfilled life. You will find me to be a curious, warm, and caring therapist, with a good sense of humour and optimistic view of human beings.
Being a mother of 4 and having lived abroad for the last 27 years (Belgium, Hong Kong, Israel, Brazil, and The Netherlands), I had the chance to experience and learn about different cultures, visions of the world, values, transitions, and ways of coping with life challenges - especially when moving to a new country. Some of us may have a hard time finding a comfortable place and voice in the new foreign land. Or helping our children develop a sense of identity when traveling from one relocation to the next.
Both in Brazil, Israel, and The Netherlands, my training and experience have focused on contemporary psychoanalytic theories and techniques. But in some situations, I use other techniques as CBT and Short Term Therapy.
My areas of specialty are:
Parenting – including pregnancy and postpartum adjustment
Divorce – including childcare considerations and negotiation
and cultural issues
Relationship conflicts and intercultural adjustment
Institute of Medical Education Research Rotterdam, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Health Professionals Education, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Residency Specialization Program
Clinical Psychologists, Tel Hashomer Hospital, Israel
B.A. Clinical Psychology
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil