Simona has been working in private and community settings for over 15 years. She started her clinical work in General Psychiatry almost 20 years ago and then devoted herself mainly to two clinical areas: eating disorders and trauma therapy. She has been working for 15 years in the treatment of eating disorders and in 2006, she started her journey as a trauma-informed therapist, becoming EMDR therapist in 2008 and EMDR accredited Consultant in 2015. She works to help people with severe and complex trauma to heal, and also participated in the emergency humanitarian activities carried out by the EMDR Italian Association. As a TCTSY-F, Simona is broadening her experience by offering TCTSY to individuals and groups, severely traumatized teenagers in hospital settings, inpatient teenagers with eating disorders, outpatient adults with eating disorders, and abused women. Simona collaborates with non-profit organizations to offer this service to as many people as possible. She is works in her community to help doctors, therapists and caretakers become more trauma-informed.
Alessia works in the field of clinical psychology, psychotherapy, mindfulness and yoga. She is a yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance International/Italy/Australia (500 hours), a Sivanada yoga teacher and a TCTSY facilitator (Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga) with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at Justice Resource Institute in Brookline (MA, U.S.A.).
She works in a private setting as a clinical psychologist and cognitive and behavioral psychotherapist incorporating mindfulness and TCTSY.
She is a qualified MBSR Teacher (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) at University of Massachusetts (MA, U.S.A.), Level 2 MBSR Teacher Education at the Mindful Center at Brown University School of Public Health (RI, U.S.A.), a MBCT and MBCT-Ca specialist (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Cancer) with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University (U.K.). She is offering mindfulness sessions in Public Schools in the North of Italy and seminars for physicians, psychologists and health providers. Alessia is a member of Italian and International associations as the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the EMDR Europe Association (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
She created the website www.tctsyitalia.com and collaborates with Simona Anselmetti and Agnese Donati to promote TCTSY in Italy.