Psychologist Psychotherapist Life Coach
My name is Selvaggia and I graduated (BA Psychology) from New York University in 1993. After a short break from my studies, during which I did various jobs, I obtained a Masters in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology at the Anna Freud Center in London. I continued my studies and specialized in Existential Counselling Psychology at City University. I attained a post MA in Psychodynamic psychotherapy in 2004. I pursued the Life Coach certificate in 2012. I work mainly with young adults (18-25) and adults in an individual psychotherapy setting. I deal with relationship difficulties, anxiety, self-esteem, personal development, psychosomatics and obsessive disorders. As a Life Coach I help people who are dissatisfied with their lives or who feel they are not giving their best and are stuck in repetitive and unsatisfactory patterns. I practice in my private practice in Rome, Milan and Ibiza. I organize holistic retreats for people who have gone through or are going through a stressful period of their lives in Ibiza. I am a chartered member of the British Psychological Society, and I am a member of the Order of Psychologists of Lazio. I speak and practice in English, Italian and Spanish.
Welcome! I promote psychological well-being through self-awareness and ones' own resources. I help people relieve the symptoms of psychological distress. I encourage people to rediscover their voice. Or at least this is what I like to believe.
A support to parents to better manage their difficult and challenging role
What I do
What is it about
I use psychodynamic psychotherapy which is mainly based on understanding one's emotions and experiences, providing targeted help to live in a more peaceful and conscious way. Psychodynamic psychotherapy aims to understand another person in an empathic and non-judgmental way, within a meaningful relationship. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is useful for identifying and modifying repetitive and dysfunctional mechanisms that create discomfort. It promotes building a different and richer self-image. Psychodynamic therapy has been found to be very effective in resolving emotional problems, relationship difficulties and stressful situations. I practice and teach techniques of mindfulness to alleviate anxiety and obsessive thoughts. . I also use strategies of Life coaching to achieve concrete goals (work, relationships, etc.).
Why contact me
If you feel like this
If you feel that your psychological well-being is compromised
If you think you're going through a difficult moment that you can't overcome on your own
If you need help adjusting to a significant event
If you feel that, by delving into the reasons for your discomfort, you could optimize your life
If you are looking for a therapist who speaks Italian,English, Spanish
If you travel often (online therapy)
Via Guido D'Arezzo 35, Rome Via Morosini 14, Milan