Dr. Drancoli completed her training in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles where she specialized in psychodynamic approaches and forensic psychology. Her passion for diversity and inclusion led to a focus on multicultural competence and the privilege of working with individuals from various cultural backgrounds in urban Los Angeles. She later received her license in New York where she worked at the Bleuler Psychotherapy Center in Queens.
Other work settings include the Emergency Outreach Bureau’s Psychiatric Mobile Response Team, the Compton Sheriff's Department and Sharper Future, an outpatient clinic for sexual offenders in California. Dr. Drancoli holds extensive experience in the area of sexual behavior problems and violence (assessment, treatment, consultation) and acted as a consultant for an award show, rating TV productions and advising on the accurate portrayal of mental health issues in the media.
Dr. Dancoli has been building a private practice serving the international and expat communities in Germany. She offers therapy online as well as in person. As a member of the American Psychological Association's Division 39 she adheres to the APA code of ethics.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLE PSYCHOTHERAPY Acculturation and relocation - trauma - sexual behavior problems - sexual orientation - domestic violence - identity formation - existential questions (aging, loss and grief, illness) - depression and anxiety
GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS professional development - professional identity and roles leadership - organizational culture and team dynamics - supervision and consultation