Is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst in private practice, and a training analyst and supervisor at the Brazilian Psychoanalytic Society of São Paulo.
In 1987 she founded the São Paulo Mother-Baby Relationship Study Centre, accredited by the Centro Studi Martha Harris, in Rome. She published articles on clinical work, in Meltzer em São Paulo (ed. M. O. de A.F. França, E. de S. Marra, Editora Casa do Psicólogo, São Paulo 1996) and on parent-infant therapy in Innovations in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy (ed. M. Pozzi-Monzo, B. Tydeman, Karnac, London 2007). She is co-editor and author (with M. Almeida and M. Costa) of Looking and Listening (Karnac, London 2012), and author of Immagini oniriche e forme poetiche (Aracne, Rome 2013), Una narrazione psicoanalitica, con le supervisioni di Donald Meltzer su un caso di post-autismo, Ed. Alpes, Rome 2013, Post-Autism. A Psychoanalytical Narrative with supervisions by Donald Meltzer, The Harris Meltzer trust by Karnac, London 2014).