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Francesca has been following me for over a year now and I couldn't be more satisfied with having her as my therapist. Personally, I went through some difficult times due to the pandemic and other personal reasons, and being an expat in Milan didn't help, so I contacted Francesca. Today I don't regret that decision since her ability to listen to me carefully, to pay attention to my life from different perspectives, has been of great help. I can confirm that I am in a much better mental space with improved overall well-being! Thank you!
Shabraiz U.
2022 Patient
Francesca has been my therapist for over a year now, and I am incredibly grateful for her support. I went through some difficult times during the pandemic and for other personal reasons, and being an expat in Milan didn't make things any easier. But Francesca's ability to listen carefully and to see my life from different perspectives has been invaluable. I can honestly say that I am in a much better mental space now, and my overall well-being has improved significantly. Thank you, Francesca!
Shabraiz U.
I am one of her patients who only understands English or German. Francesca speaks English very well and explains everything very well during the therapy session. Even if she sometimes doesn't know a specific word, I can still understand what word she is looking for from her explanation. She is kind and caring and has the motivation to help people. She is one of the many therapists I have had who is not weird or makes you work too hard. She understands your limits and maybe pushes them a little bit more to help you with your problems, but if you tell her it's too far from the limit she will understand and try to help you in another way. All in all, I really recommend her and I trust her.
Anahid
I will try to give a professional review of Francesca. I think her strong point is making people feel comfortable in a way that only close people know how to do: the ones who really care about how you are. She is available for hours and location and is present if you are in difficult times but do not have a way to go to the studio. She respects the patient's time, proceeds slowly and carefully to get to the heart of the matter.. to the heart of the problem.. and help to solve it. I came across Francesca a bit by chance, but I believe that getting help from her was the best decision I could make in recent years!​
Mara B.
If you are looking for someone to help you in a time of emotional distress, and especially, as it happened to me, you are afraid of not finding the right person, do not be afraid to entrust yourself to Francesca. In addition to being very available and kind, she has great empathy, an essential quality to find the right key to overcome your difficulty.​
Salvatore S.
Francesca is a fantastic therapist. She is very empathetic and warm, she makes you feel comfortable from the start. Her advice was incredibly valuable and in a few sessions she completely changed my perspective and gave me very sound advice. Our sessions were in English and we were able to communicate perfectly. I highly recommend Francesca to anyone!​
Allison D.
There is nothing wrong with asking for help when you need it and don't know how to find your way out on your own, just as if you simply want to have a greater awareness of yourself: Francesca knows how to make you feel comfortable while maintaining great professionalism and listening to you deeply.​
Massimo M.
If someone realizes that they can't do it because the human being is fragile and so stupid in getting stuck in themselves, ask for help and get help. It is not a sign of weakness but of strength and self-love. Francesca is a prepared, available, and ready to help you.​
Paolo D.
Francesca... what can I say, a simple thank you is not enough! Francesca is a therapist with a capital T. Professional, available, prepared, very competent and very patient! From the very first meetings, she was able to understand the situation presented to her and give me excellent advice on how to best manage the problems to be faced. Thank you, Francesca!
Luigi
The Doctor was helpful from the start, empathy and trust immediately clicked, she makes you feel at ease while still remaining in a professional environment. Personally, I am grateful for all the work she has done!​
Tiziana A.

Dr. Irene Pinucci

Psychiatrist

Dr. Irene Pinucci is a psychiatrist specializing in diagnostic assessments and pharmacological prescriptions.

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Florence, she specialized in Psychiatry at Sapienza University in Rome.

During her studies, she spent several months in Paris and Amsterdam. She is passionate about scientific research and is currently a PhD candidate in Clinical Experimental Neuroscience and Psychiatry. She conducts clinical work with patients from all over the world in both English and French.

The disorders for which she has the most clinical experience include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, sleep disorders, and disorders related to physical conditions such as oncological diseases.

Dr. Emanuele Ruggeri

Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist

Emanuele graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at “La Sapienza” University in Rome.

He has a strong experience in the field of psychiatric disorders and worked as a researcher at Careggi Hospital in Florence.

Later on, he deepened his knowledge in mood disorders, personality disorders, and eating disorders.

Today, Emanuele works at Syracuse University in Florence.

In his career, he has worked in different fields, from eating disorders to substance abuse and personality disorders.

Dr. Ruggeri loves working with students, helping them reveal their potential and skills.

Emanuele has a passion for helping people find a balanced way through the challenges of everyday life.

Emanuele specializes in psychopharmacology, helping people achieve their goals in work and social relationships through drug therapy if necessary.

Emanuele strongly believes in collaboration between psychiatrists and psychotherapists in order to improve and achieve well-balanced mental health.

Trust, empathy, and competence are the basis of Dr. Ruggeri’s work.

Dr. Alina Charnavusava

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Alina dedicates her sessions to helping individuals achieve a better quality of life. She assists clients in harmonizing their internal relationships with themselves and others, expanding their awareness of emotions, thoughts, and needs, and guiding them towards personal growth and equilibrium in new life circumstances.

She employs a therapeutic approach based on Gestalt Therapy, Art Therapy methods, and Mindfulness meditation. Her sessions promote a peaceful and clear state of mind, fostering a better understanding of one’s nature and encouraging personal growth and well-being.

Dr. Alina works with individuals of all ages who seek to understand themselves better and build profound and harmonious relationships with themselves and others. She supports those struggling with anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, and relational issues related to communication, emotional regulation, and separation within couples and families.

She also has extensive experience working with managers in international companies, offering valuable insights into corporate relational dynamics. She helps them increase motivation, manage stress and anxiety, and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Dr. Alina guides therapeutic groups and workshops on various psychological topics. These group sessions provide essential psychological support, fostering awareness of interpersonal relationships and discovering new perspectives and coping tools for life’s challenges.

Dr. Alina offers therapeutic services in Italian, English, and Russian. She applies her international experience, empathy, and clinical expertise to facilitate personal development and self-discovery at all phases of life.

Dr. Maria Gonaria Demontis

Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Maria Gonaria Demontis is a psychologist and licensed psychotherapist. She is also specialized in HR (recruiting and Training), she is a Mindfulness Teacher and a MBSR trainer (Mindfulness -based stress reduction).

Her professional career begins in the HR field, as a freelance consultant, working for different consulting companies and organizations. At the same time as a Psychologist, she worked for Telefono Rosa Association, for many years, supporting and helping women victims of domestic violence as well as gender-based violence.

She also worked in a Casa Famiglia, an organization dedicated to protect and support women and children in precarious situation, supporting and helping them get trough tough times.

Her experience as psychologist continuous in a NGO, where one of her main responsibilities was psychological support with migrants. In addiction, she was working tightly with territorial institutions or specialized organizations on identifying vulnerable cases, victims of human trafficking of sexual exploitation, and victims of tortures and abuses.

Maria Gonaria Demontis still actively works as psychoterapist helping people to identify and manage the factors that contribute to live psychics suffering conditions.

She is specializeded in treatment of acute anxiety, panic disorders and Phobias, traumas, mourning process. She also offers psychological support during the migration process, both to the foreigners immigrating to Italy and the Italians moving abroad.
Maria Gonaria works with adults and couples.

She is is firmly convinced that psychotherapy is a great opportunity for overcoming the difficulties encountered during life, to fortify emotional and mental health, and she believes that is strong chance for personal growth.

Dr. Leelt Retta Gebru

Clinical Psychologist & Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist

Graduated in clinical Psychology Degree with great distinction from the university of LUMSA, Rome.

Concluded four years of Specialization in Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy in the Skinner’s Institute school of Psychotherapy, Rome.

In the past five years she is practicing her profession as a clinical psychologist in different settings, from the third year of her specialization course she is running a private activity as a cognitive behavioral psychotherapist.

Works with a variety of clients, who include children, adolescents, adults, couple and families, to replace dysfunctional constructs with more flexible and adaptive cognitions, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships, so they can know themselves as peaceful, complete, integrated and safe individuals.
Specialized to treat variety of psychiatric and psychological disorders, including Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Personality disorders, Mood disorders, eating disorders, specific learning disorders, Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, parenting problems, relationship problems, couple problems, and others.

Trained in a range of techniques and strategies to deal with every individual based on his problem, including: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Family Therapy (CBFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Biofeedback and autogenic training, Progressive relaxation, problem solving techniques, and others.

As a therapist describes herself as someone who is patient, empathic, understanding, and nonjudgmental, making clients feel accepted and respected.

Besides her work burden and family responsability, for the last many years decided to immerse in this vast field of study, because she strongly believes psychological well-being is the key to good health, success and happy life.

Dr. Paola Acca

Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Dr. Paola Acca is a practicing clinical psychologist, specialized in relational systemic psychotherapy.

She graduated in Psychology at the University of Bergamo. Over the years, she also obtained master degrees in Mindfulness and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). After having collaborated for a long time with hospitals and public mental health facilities, she decided to devote herself to her private practice and she currently works in her private studio based in Milan (Città Studi).

Throughout her career she has worked with adults, adolescents, families and couples who have sought support for a wide range of emotional, developmental, and social challenges (such as anxiety, mood and personality disorders, trauma, bereavement, couple dynamics, etc.). She also gained considerable experience in sports psychology, counselling and supporting both athletes and teams.

Paola truly belives that therapy should be a collaborative process built on mutual respect, genuineness, and trust. She aims to create a space where clients feel comfortable engaging in critical thinking and introspection and helps you to identify your values and take actionable steps towards creating positive change in your life.

Dr. Camilla Ballerini

Psychotherapist

Dr. Camilla Ballerini is a psychologist and psychotherapist with over ten years of experience in both public and private settings.

Currently, she works at a private medical center in Rome, where she provides therapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and families facing various psychological and emotional difficulties. Her mission is to ensure high standards of intervention through a careful study of each case, as the essence of psychotherapy lies in the uniqueness of the individual, who can never be reduced to just a category or diagnosis.

Dr. Ballerini began her academic career in Florence, specializing in Clinical and Community Psychology, and graduated with honors from the University of Turin in Criminal and Investigative Psychology. She completed her training with a specialization in Psychotherapy, also with honors, at the Cognitive Post Rational Psychotherapy School in Rome. Her experience as a psychologist ranges from leading group therapy for patients dealing with suicide among close relatives, to supporting psychiatric patients in alternative detention regimes, and practicing psychotherapy for severe psychopathology in public mental health centers. These varied contexts have allowed her to enhance and strengthen her diagnostic and treatment skills.

Coming from a multilingual family, Dr. Ballerini has developed a sensitivity to the different ways people perceive the world through the lens of diverse cultures. In her clinical practice, this has enabled her to assist patients from other cultures, helping them overcome language barriers and access psychological support.

Dr. Giorgia Pro

Psychologist

Giorgia Pro is a psychologist based in Rome. She graduated in developmental and educational psychology which provides a solid foundation for understanding the psychological growth and educational needs of individuals across different life stages.

She is specialized in Psychodiagnostics, equipping her with advanced skills in psychological assessment and diagnosis, and DSA Tutoring offering personalized support for students with Specific Learning Disabilities (DSA), helping them navigate educational challenges and achieve their accademic potential.

Presently, she’s specializing in relational psychotherapy designed to support the mental and emotional well-being of children, adolescents, adults, families and parents through the recognition of the role that relationships play in the shaping of daily experiences.

Dr. Giulia Regoli

Psychotherapist

Dr. Giulia Regoli is a psychotherapist based in Rome, Italy.

After graduating in clinical psychology from La Sapienza University, she completed her Ph.D. with honors in Humanistic/Bioenergetic Psychotherapy and began her practice, offering both face-to-face and online sessions.

She has over 15 years of experience helping patients suffering from depression, anxiety, and social or interpersonal problems of all kinds.

Additionally, she provides life-coaching sessions to empower students and adults in their careers and personal growth.

Deeply committed to global community support, she collaborated for many years with the international charitable foundations Words of Peace and T.P.R.F., contributing to their events in Europe, the U.S., and Australia.

As a therapist, her passion lies in helping people unlock their potential and achieve stable emotional well-being.

Her approach integrates a variety of techniques that emphasize the uniqueness of each individual through empathy and sensitivity.

Dr. Alexandra Kraslavski

Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Dr. Alexandra Kraslavski is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist in Milan, Italy.

She graduated with honors in Clinical Psychology from Vita Salute San Raffaele University, where she published her research thesis on a case-control study investigating the mechanisms underlying addictive behaviors. Concurrently, she has also trained within the Psychiatry Department for Alcoholism and drug addiction, treating patients affected by addictive disorders such as behavioral addictions and substance abuse.

Additionally, Dr. Kraslavski had the opportunity to work within the department of Bariatric Surgery at ASST Fatebenefratelli Sacco in Milan, treating patients affected by obesity and clinical overweight. Alongside, she collaborated on publishing a scientific research about Emotional Regulation in Pathological Eating Behavior Styles in bariatric patients.

She has studied and trained in London, Tel Aviv, and Milan. She is also an EMDR therapist and trained in CBT-E for Eating disorders and Obesity. She specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and her clinical practice is based on continuous training, enabling her to utilize innovative and scientifically validated treatment protocols. She believes that the therapist-patient relationship is a crucial part of the healing process.

Dr. Kraslavski has two private practices: one in the area of Cernusco sul Naviglio and another in Milan. She collaborates with Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi at Istituto Palazzolo as a neuropsychologist, carrying out neuropsychological interventions for patients with dementia, cognitive impairment, and neurodegenerative disorders.

Dr. Damiano Crivelli

Clinical Psychologist

Damiano graduated with honors in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology from the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2018. In 2019, he obtained a Second-level Master’s degree from the Catholic University of Milan in Clinical Neuroscience. In 2023, he completed his PhD in Psychology at the Cognitive Neuropsychology Center of the ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda and the University of Pavia.

Throughout his education and work experience, he has had the opportunity to work with individuals affected by both psychopathological conditions (at the Psychology SSD of San Gerardo Hospital in Monza, within the outpatient clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of anxious and depressive symptoms) and organic/neurological conditions (at the cognitive Neuropsychology center of Niguarda Hospital in Milan). Additionally, he spent a year (2022) working at the prestigious University College of London (UCL), leading a research project aimed at understanding how the brain generates bodily awareness and how this awareness influences cognitive, emotional, and physiological activity. Damiano is also the author of several scientific publications on the matter in international journals (e.g., “Cortex,” “Proceedings of the Royal Society,” “Neuropsychologia”…).

Currently, he is continuing his education at the NOUS Psychotherapy School in Milan, which integrates the cognitive-constructivist approach with mindfulness practices and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).In his clinical work, he emphasizes the idea that for an individual’s psychological support and counseling journey to be effective, it needs to be personalized and “tailor-made” to the individual’s needs.

Dr. Chiara Campisano

Clinical Psychologist

Chiara Campisano is a clinical psychologist specialized in the treatment of behavioral and mood disorders.

Chiara graduated with honors from the Faculty of Cognitive Psychology of Chieti.

She helds a strong experience in the field of psychiatric disorders, where she practiced as a young psychologist. Later on, she deepened her knowledge in neuropsychology, studying brain aging.

Today Chiara works in Rome with different age groups, from childhood to adulthood.

She’s attending and she almost finished her specialization school path in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

In her career, she has worked in different fields, from motherhood challenges to women victims of violence. She also worked in the field of substance abuse.

Dr. Campisano loves working with teenagers, helping them to build a strong and healthy identity and self-esteem. When it comes to students, Chiara has a passion for helping them find their way through the challenges of academic life.

Chiara is specialized in supporting families, helping family members to improve their communication skills, in order to create a functional and serene family environment.

Chiara strongly believes in the power of psychotherapy as a big chance to personally improve and achieve a very well balanced mental helth. Trust, empathy and competence are the basis of Dr. Campisano’s work.

Dr. Arianna Antonelli

Clinical Psychologist

Arianna Antonelli is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist in training.

Her approach integrates traditional therapy with the use of Collaborative Assessment. In Collaborative Assessment psychological testing is used to help people understand themselves better and find solutions to their persistent problems; its primary goal is to facilitate positive changes in clients.

Arianna is also a lecturer and teaching assistant at Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan and she works with the journal of the International Society for the Rorschach as an editorial assistant.

Dr. Benedetta Cereda

Clinical Psychologist 

Benedetta, a Milan native, is a highly accomplished psychologist. She earned her degree with top honors from the Catholic University of Milan. During her university years, she had the unique opportunity to study neuroscience in the Netherlands. Presently, she’s focusing on specialized psychotherapy using an integrated approach. Her practice is based at Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital, where she works primarily with children and adolescents. Benedetta’s expertise lies in addressing learning disabilities and ADHD.

Her true passion lies in helping patients achieve a sense of well-being, especially in the face of stress, anxiety stemming from life changes, or during moments when individuals seek deeper self-understanding.

Dr. Fabia Pietersen

Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Fabia Pietersen is a psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience helping clients heal from trauma and addiction.

She is a skilled and compassionate therapist who offers a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches in both Italian and English.

Fabia is a graduate of the University of Pavia, where she earned a Master’s degree in Psychology. She then completed a specialization in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at the University of Milan. She is also a certified EMDR therapist and has extensive experience working with clients who have experienced trauma.

Fabia has helped clients who have experienced a variety of traumas, including childhood abuse, sexual assault, and war-related trauma. She has also worked with clients who are struggling with addiction, anxiety, and depression.

Fabia is a dedicated and experienced psychotherapist who is committed to providing her clients with the best possible care. She is a valuable asset to any psychotherapy practice.

Dr. Francesca A. Boccalari

Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Dr. Francesca Boccalari is a psychotherapist and director of Therapsy, a psychotherapy clinic in Milan, Italy.

She has over 10 years of experience helping patients live more fulfilling lives. Her clinical practice is based on continuous training, which allows her to use innovative and scientifically validated treatment protocols, and a strong focus on the therapist-patient relationship. She believes that trust is essential for therapy to be a successful and healing experience.

Dr. Boccalari graduated with honors in Clinical Psychology from Vita Salute San Raffaele University and specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has studied and trained in Milan, New York, and Singapore. She is also an EMDR therapist and is trained in Schema Therapy. She is currently training in TMI, a new area of expertise.

Dr. Boccalari has three private practices in the Milan area. She is also responsible for the listening desk service at IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in Italy. She collaborates with Istituto Marangoni as a psychotherapist consultant and is responsible for the counseling desk service. She also works as a psychotherapist for Sacac, the largest psychotherapy clinic based in Singapore.

Dr. Boccalari was among the first psychotherapists to promote therapy in English in Milan. She has worked with expats and foreign students from the very beginning of her clinical practice. This experience has had a profound impact on her understanding of therapy and has led her to create the Therapsy project, with the goal of making quality psychotherapy accessible to all.