I always dreamed a lot, and very vividly. Since I started to make dolls by hand, my dreams have toned-down, mostly because my unconscious has powerful external figures in which to show itself. A handmade theatre of its own, if you will. Those childhood dreams were a starting point for a search for meaning that it is still ongoing to this day. I felt finally at home when I found about analytical psychology. Encouraged by my uncle, Dr. Mario Berta, who also introduced me to the world of art and expressive therapies, I started reading Jung and recording my dreams at the age of 18. The fairy tale books and a collection of vintage books called “Treasure of Youth” -full of mythological tales-, from my childhod, have been providing me with their share of the archetypal world to feel at ease with the analytical theory and its practice.
“We need our Arts to teach us how to breathe.”Ray Bradbury
When I learned that Jung had gone through a crisis by building his own tower, kept a written and painted journal on his fermenting encounter with himself, and played with stones on a shore while trying to stay sane, I was absolutely certain: that was a theory worth of studying, a touching and down-to-earth one. My postgraduate degree and my master’s education -as well as my own didactic analysis- cemented my intention to work with others from a perspective that I believe it is as integrative as well as deeply humanizing. I currently work with adults; I have specialized in crisis intervention and long term treatment of psychotic spectrum disorders, mood disorders and anxiety disorders, from a gender and feminist approach.