Italy

A listing of therapists, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists in Italy interested in providing culturally sensitive cross-cultural care for today’s international expat community.

Bologna

Niamh Warde, Clinical and Community Psychologist registered with the Order of Psychologists Emilia-Romagna, no. 7823a, and Counsellor registered with REICO, no. 464.
Location: Bologna, Italy
Phone: +39-320-3152481
Email: niamhw@inwind.it
Website: www.aspicbologna.it
Nationality: Irish
Languages Spoken: Native English speaker, fluent in Italian and German.
Religious Affiliation: No affiliation. My interest in the therapeutic setting is in accepting and understanding the significance of faith and spirituality in the life of each individual client.
Clinical Specialties: I am a certified clinical and community psychologist with additional diplomas in person-centred/Gestalt counselling and the treatment of food-related disorders. I provide psychological support and counselling for adolescents, adults, and couples dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and low mood, low self-esteem, problems with school and work, relationship difficiiculties, food-related problems, bereavements and other life-changing events. The person-centred approach is based on full acceptance of, and warm regard for human diversity, and on the belief that every individiual possesses the resources for identifying and applying personalised solutions to difficult life situations.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Born and raised in Ireland, I worked and studied in Germany for 13 years and have lived in Italy since 1998. I have counselled numerous expatriates and visiting students. Having also worked as a translator for many years, I am very sensitive to both subtle and significant cross-cultural differences.

Brescia

Dr. Ernesta Zanotti, CBT Psychologist and Psychotherapist
Location: Brescia, Italy
Phone: +39 348 7732 715
Email: ernesta.zanotti@psicologi.brescia.it
Website: www.psicoterapista.it
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: Spanish, Italian, English
Religious Affiliation: I am not religious (after a Catholic childhood) but I always seek to value and understand the part played by faith, no matter what religion, in forming people’s identity.
Clinical Specialties: I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with many years of experience working with adults and couples, helping them overcome a range of emotional and psychological difficulties. I have specialist training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy completing a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT in Verona. This has equipped me with specialist knowledge in treating a range of difficulties.: relationship difficulties, sleeping problems, weight issues, and a range of anxiety disorders (Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Hoarding, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder), depression and low mood, stress and anxiety, low self-esteem and confidence. I currently work as a CBT Therapist in Brescia, Italy. For more detail see www.psicoterapista.it.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I lived and worked in Spain and Mexico. I have experience working with different cultures and working with interpreters, and offer culturally sensitive assessments and treatments.

Milan

Dr Vanessa Hondius – Psychologist Gestalt Psychotherapist
Registrated to the Italian Professional Order of Psychologists n°03/9488, 4 year training in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Master degree in School of Career Advising and Counseling.
Location: Parma & Milan, Italy. Worldwide via Skype
Phone: +39 3280076374
Email: vanessa.hondius@sememe.it
Website: www.sememe.it
Nationality: Dutch
Languages Spoken: English, Italian
Religious Affiliation: agnostic
Clinical Specialties: I deal with stress, anxiety, depression, relational issues, cultural adjustment, identity and self-esteem issues, occupational issues, mood disorders, couple crises, emotional disorders, pregnancy and parenthood.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I myself am a third cultural kid, being half Dutch, half Maltese, born in Zimbabwe and having spent the first years of my life in different countries. I have worked and volunteered in England, Denmark, South Korea, Italy and in my private practice I normally deal with English speaking patients.

Dr. Lorenzo Magri, Psychologist, Psychotherapist (Psicologo Psicoterapeuta)
Location: Milan, Italy (Milano, Italia)
Phone: +39 02 78623104
Email: dottormagri@gmail.com
Website: www.lorenzomagri.it
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: English, Italian
Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Buddhist
Clinical Specialties: I had a classical academic training in Psychology and I started  my career with psychodiagnostics and rehabilitation in several Psychiatric wards (Maggiore Policlinico and San Raffaele Hospitals in Milano) where I learned a rigorous descriptive psychopathological approach and I published 10 PubMed index scientific original articles and reviews. Then, I completed a four year Psychotherapy training  mainly based on cognitive behavioural and constructivist approaches. I usually treat anxiety, panic attacks, depression,  sleep, personality and eat disorders. More recently I’m particularly involved in the healing of trauma and dissociative disorders, also with EMDR (Shapiro) and sensorymotor approaches (Pat Ogden).
Cross-Cultural Experience: I work in many cross  and trans cultural settings with people mainly from the North of Africa, Eastern Europe and from the South of America. I also had to face complex PTSD (e.g., in case of political persecution).

Parma

Dr Vanessa Hondius – Psychologist Gestalt Psychotherapist
Registrated to the Italian Professional Order of Psychologists n°03/9488, 4 year training in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Master degree in School of Career Advising and Counseling.
Location: Parma & Milan, Italy. Worldwide via Skype
Phone: +39 3280076374
Email: vanessa.hondius@sememe.it
Website: www.sememe.it
Nationality: Dutch
Languages Spoken: English, Italian
Religious Affiliation: agnostic
Clinical Specialties: I deal with stress, anxiety, depression, relational issues, cultural adjustment, identity and self-esteem issues, occupational issues, mood disorders, couple crises, emotional disorders, pregnancy and parenthood.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I myself am a third cultural kid, being half Dutch, half Maltese, born in Zimbabwe and having spent the first years of my life in different countries. I have worked and volunteered in England, Denmark, South Korea, Italy and in my private practice I normally deal with English speaking patients.

Rome

Dr. Giovanni La Veglia, clinical Psychologist, licensed Psychotherapist, reg. I.C.F. Coach
Location:
Rome, Italy. Facility located near Trastevere. Also available worldwide by Skype.
Phone: +39 348 8573123
Email:
glaveglia@tiscali.it
Website: www.rome.angloinfo.com/business-directory/listing/6653/dr.-giovanni-la-veglia-psychologist-and-coach.html
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: English, German, Spanish, Italian.
Religious Affiliation: open and accepting of all religious/spiritual traditions
Clinical Specialties: Adolescents and adults seeking counseling for stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and/or mood disorders. Expertise in addressing life transitions, adjustment issues, anger, self-esteem, relational breakdowns, and addictions. Psychotherapy teaches you how to replace negative and unproductive thought patterns with more present and beneficial ones. Treatment focuses on exploring your thoughts, emotions, and interpersonal relationships to help you gain greater clarity and self-awareness. Treatment will be tailored to your individual needs, enabling you to care for your symptoms and improve your wellbeing.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have lived abroad in the U.S.A. (North Carolina, Indiana, Illinois) and Europe (Germany, Spain) at different life stages: as a foreign exchange student and as an expatriate for work reasons. These experiences have enriched both my cross- cultural background and my understanding of the difficulties adjusting to a new environment may bring. I currently work with foreign students and international workers who require individual support in Rome (some on a short-term basis).

Dr. Daniele Lami, Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst
Location: Rome, Italy
Phone: +393285953376
Email: danielelami@libero.it
Website: www.psicologo-romanord.it/en
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: English, Italian
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: I work as a psychotherapist, my areas of interest are Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Identity Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relational Difficulties, Glbt issues, Internet and Social Media Addiction, Parenting Difficulties. I work with adolescents, adults, couples.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have experience in working with refugees, and with people from different cultures. in my private practice I’ve treated several english speaking patients. I have many U.S. family friends so I learnt english when I was a kid. I’m very curios about foreign cultures and I have travelled to many countries, trying to know their cultures (Europe, Brazil, U.S.A., Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan). In my work as a School Psychologist I’ve worked with many TCK, trying to integrate their experience with the one coming from their parents and peer group.

Emanuela Quagliata, D. Psych.; Psychoanalyst (International Psychoanalytica Association) and Child Psychotherapist (Association Child Psychotherapists, Tavistock Clinic-London)
Location: Rome (Parioli), Italy
Phone: +30 06 8411131
Email: emanuelaquagliata@gmail.com
Website: www.101bambino.com
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: Italian, English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Coordinator of the Parioli Psychological Group, Highly-qualified international English-speaking psychologists, psychotherapists, child psychiatrists, physicians and psychoanalysts offering world-class services for adults, children, adolescents, couples and families
Cross-Cultural Experience:

Varese

Dr. Chiara Castelli, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Psicologa Italiana
Registrated to the Italian Professional Order of Psychologist, Master Degree of Group Psychodynamic, PhD of Psychotherapy, IAGP Member
Location: Shanghai, China; Varese, Italy; and Worldwide via Skype
Phone: +86 13918260417 (China); +39 3471402656 (Italy); dr.chiaracastelli (skype)
Email: dr.chiaracastelli@gmail.com
Website:
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: Italian, English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Marriage crisis, anxiety, panic, depression, lack of self-esteem, interpersonal problems, eating disorders, sexual abuse, occupational troubles, life transitions, addictions, feelings of emptiness, personality and mood disorders, emotional difficulties related to the experience of living abroad.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I’m Italian but I’m living in China, where I provide support for people with intercultural adjustment difficulties related to the experience of living abroad.

Countrywide

Susan Dellanzo (Global Therapist, Speaker & Author)
Location: Milan, Rome, Florence, Olbia, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy; and Worldwide
Phone: +44 7581 538049
Email: susan@susandellanzo.com
Website: www.susandellanzo.com
Nationality: British & Canadian
Languages Spoken: English, Italian, French, (some German)
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Emotional wellbeing; Human Behaviour; Relationship challenges, family dynamics, health and wellbeing, debt and financial challenges, loss/grief and death; resolving stress and conflict resolution
Cross-Cultural Experience: Born & raised in the UK, have lived in various countries worldwide working with a portfolio of GLOBAL clients. With extensive experience and having gone through numerous life changing situations myself I work with clients one-on-one, in private and/or corporate workshops, online via Skype.

Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: Italy (and worldwide: travels to client countries)*
* Grey Matters International is a “one stop shop” global psychological consulting firm that leverages powerful neuroscience technologies and methods for ex-pats and their families. We work in a ‘we come to you’ fashion and can help all your personal,relationship and family/children mental health needs quickly and effectively.
Phone: 1-877-606-6161  (if calling from outside USA: 1-918-949-1972)
Email: info@greymattersintl.com
Website: www.greymattersintl.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Open to All Religious/Spiritual Orientations
Clinical Specialties: Mood disorders, stress/burnout, relationship conflict, addiction, OCD, ADD/ADHD, brain injury, trauma, sleep concerns, high performance and career counseling
Cross-Cultural Experience: Worked with clients on 5 continents on their private mental health needs and have advised many multi-cultural “professionals, executives, leaders” on their culture change needs affecting many employees and their unique values

Alessia Ghisi Migliari, Psychologist (n. 03/10819, Albo della Lombardia, Italy)
Location: Italy (Countrywide)
Phone: +39 – 342/8895771
Email: alessia.ghisi@yahoo.it
Website: www.vivida-mente.com (“English” page).
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: Italian, English
Religious Affiliation: Agnostic, I am open to the greatness of the persons’ minds and their wonderful landscapes, sea storms and quiet sunrises, in each of us.
Clinical Specialties: Psychologist based between Como and Milan, I have created a Telepsychology Service open to the people living in Italy (in English too, of course) – in my website you can find my profile and activity. I am a psychologist, with a specialization in Psychodiagnosis, and I have studied Judy Weiser’s Phototherapy Techniques, in which the client’s imagines become a powerful medium in the client-psychologist dynamics. The beginning has been my passion for Art: I am a writer, I have experiences in Journalism, I am a photographer too. I think the expressive methods can be very useful in dealing with psychological suffering. Anyway, obviously, I am interested in neuropsychology’s progresses too: you can’t divide body and soul. In this moment essentially  I am working, as said, through Telepsychology. I work with adults: support, empowerment, personal growth, prevention, processes of vocational guidance, problem solving and addressing (when you need to find the right professional profile for the client, if I am not the one). I have experiences with people with difficulties in expressing theirselves and creating relationship, people with disabilities, illnesses and their caregivers, and persons who struggle with stress (family, losses, big changes, job, relantionship) and self esteem difficulties. I am always amazed by the strenght that drives all of us toward the search of ourselves and our dimension.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am honest: I haven’t had the possibility to travel, but my interest in this matter is linked to a wider one – I am always curious of differences and often I have worked with people considered “different”. I know it is another issue, but what I can say is that I can understand the dynamics that move in a person living in a context which is far away. I know it sounds as a weak point, but this is me… I have created cross-cultural exchanges often, but in the web “world”. Anyway I am here: words, imagines, landscapes of the mind.