Painless Future

is what we leave behind

but imagine in front of us


Federico Ferraris


Areas of expertise include but are not limited to: Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Chronic medical conditions, Depression, Adjustment disorders (relocation/life transitions), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorders), Phobia, Trauma, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Relationship issues, Stress and Burnout, Bipolar Disorder, Existential crisis. Furthermore, I have experience in working with minority, migrants, disability populations and with those who are struggling with diverse issues to instill hope and open their eyes on new ways of looking at the world. My approach is clinically based, nonjudgmental, culturally competent, flexible, outcome oriented, and uses evidenced based approaches with the belief that recovery is possible. My goal is to help you develop a healthy perception of yourself, strengthen the relationships around you and ultimately live your best, most fulfilling life.
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These are the different approaches I use in my practice at the moment.

Most of the time I use them integrated together.


Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

Its goal is to change patterns of thinking and behaving. This approach is combining behavioral, emotional and cognitive aspects in order to understand the individual. The consultations are based on clear communication and exercises. The first sessions are used to identify and understand the difficulties you are facing. The therapeutic work can start when you feel comfortable and ready to start working on yourself. With defined goals and steps, cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most efficient and scientifically proved therapy methods. You are active in the process of change.


Cross-cultural Psychology

Living in a different country or changing countries can be challenging for both individuals and families. To grow a family, to raise children and for yourself you need to feel grounded and safe. Therefore living in a foreign country can be especially demanding. As an expat psychologist I work most of the time with international, multilingual and intercultural adults and children. My consultations are a moment of having someone professional to listen to you, to reassure you and to support you in transitional phases of your life. Every person has its own values and priorities, in my practice I give though to and adapt to the individual's personal needs and preferences.


Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Early-life experiences can develop into recurring patterns of thinking, feeling and acting, that continue to repeat in life, unless he or she becomes aware of these unconscious patterns. Many of these patterns came about when the person needed to cope or survive a situation, and were useful at the time, but as time passes, the patterns start to hold the person back in life. The Psychologist and client work together to become aware of these patterns, at work and in relationships, and change them. The relationship between client and Psychologist that develops over time is also examined to see if there are similarities to when the client interacts with others.

Work With Me

The first appointment (available by phone or online) is free and is important to clarify your reasons for therapy inquiry and to offer you a first impression of my approach.

If we both decide to work together, we are gonna then set up our goals and go deeper in the main issues. The sessions take 60 minutes and are usually set at a fixed time every week.

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