My name is Cristiana, I am an Italian psychologist born and grew up in Genoa. There I began my studies in Psychology and in 2013 I graduated as a Clinical Neuropsychologist in Leiden. As a Psychologist you are never done with learning and need to constantly keep going on developing. That’s why in 2015 I’ve started my post-graduate studies to specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In 2018 I started my Schema therapy education and I’m currently working on my registration with the Association and the Register of Schema therapy.
Since 2011, I live in Amsterdam which I consider my second hometown. After graduating I have been working as a psychologist by general practices where I have been giving therapy in Dutch, English and Italian.
As a therapist I consider very important to motivate my clients to actively work on his/her own recovery, create a good therapeutic-alliance and nevertheless find out the best way to customize the treatment based on the client’s unicity and own needs.
I see therapy as a guided journey into a person’s inner-world. During this journey, the therapist has a supporting-role, much like a walking-stick, on the path towards recovery.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist in training