In 1992 she obtained a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology in Italy. Since then Rossella has been working in schools in Italy and was a delegate of non-government organizations, when she moved to South Africa, in the section for health and education improvement. Her strong interest in children and in community work saw her engaging in various communities, working towards the prevention of possible difficulties in situations of adversity. She later obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology in South Africa and specialized in Developmental Psychology.

She has been a part time lecturer in the UKZN School of Psychology and organized workshops on various topics for the Child and Family Centre. She is currently working for PEISA to train teachers and at the University of KwaZulu-Natal as a Psychologist. She also co-operates with an Associate Psychologists Practice in Pietermaritzburg as a Child Psychologist. Her areas of expertise are: working with children, play therapy, working with families, psycho-education for parents, assessments and childhood developmental difficulties.

In 2013, she has been accredited as trainer in PPA (Psychomota Practice Aucouturier) by the "International Aucouturier School" (E.I.A).