I am a medical doctor and a graduate with honours from the Modena University School of Medicine (1986). I have completed my Jungian training with AIPA (Associazione Italiana di Psicologia Analitica) in Milan and Rome and I am a registered member of IAAP (International Association of Analytical Psychology) in Zurich.
I became a Jungian analyst because I love images and imagination. For me, psychotherapy is essentially working with images, and how people imagine and reimagine themselves, others, and the World. Jungian analysis interests me because it emphasizes the imagination more than the other psychoanalytic methods do. I should say that my Jungian training has enabled me to re-access the realm of my imagination.
During the years, as a result of my interest in images, I have evolved my interests towards the field of behaviour change and art therapies. This has helped me to see familiar things in a whole variety of new ways.
As a co-founder, editor in chief and webmaster of the oldest Italian website on eating disorders, (now a non-profit organisation), I have focused around twenty years of counselling, consulting, teaching, training, and publication-writing on three main fields of strictly-related specialisation: eating behaviour and eating disorders (and related metabolic diseases), mood disorders and personality disorders.
I spent five years investigating the therapeutic use of self-portrait photography and I’ve just concluded a Food Nutrition and Health PhD program (at UNIVPM) researching the neurobiology of food preferences, meal frequency, intermittent fasting and their impact on metabolic syndrome and the obesity epidemic.
I am a member of both the Editorial Boards for the Italian journals: Nuove Artiterapie, and Around Photography International. I also hold a monthly column on therapeutic photography and maintain my two weblogs on self-portrait photography and simplicity and mindfulness.
I deliver workshops, lectures and presentations on creativity, nutritional psychiatry, mindful living and happiness and provide private supervision for psychiatrists and psychotherapists with interest in eating disorders and Jungian analysis. I live and work between Rimini, Esine and Sansepolcro (Italy), as a senior consultant in psychiatry and eating disorders as well as an analyst in private practice.