About Francesca

About Francesca – My name is Francesca, and I was born and raised in Italy, but I consider myself a citizen of the world with a fascination for other cultures.

Motherhood was a pivotal moment for me, which forced me out of my comfort zone and made me reassess my priorities in life. I had a sort of epiphany, realizing that hard-core science cannot always explain everything. With a newly discovered passion for clinical psychology, I went back to study. I turned my career around to offer counselling services and help people deal with change and challenging situations.

Additionally, I have a passion for learning which plays an important role in keeping my knowledge current and up to date. Moreover, a natural curiosity in human nature helps me connect with the people that choose to work with me without prejudices or judgments.

I love everything artsy and creative, nature, good food, travel, and challenges. However, I am also very fond of the underrated Italian concept of ‘dolce far niente’ (pleasant idleness).

Areas of expertise

I have a science-based approach to mental health. This is paired with a strong belief that each individual is unique and requires personalized care. I, therefore, work goal-oriented, following a client-centred approach. This is with the aim of empowering people through self-discovery and psychological education. All of this is tailored to practical tools in order to foster confidence, independence and resilience.

out of your vulnerabilities will
come your strength

– Sigmund Freud


I obtained an MSc in Psychology from the University of Bologna, followed by a PhD in Neuroscience which gave me the opportunity to work in several countries as an academic researcher before landing in Switzerland 10 years ago.

My educational background mirrors my personality very closely: I am logical, analytical and pragmatic but also highly sensitive, empathetic and perceptive. I conduct sessions in two languages: English and Italian.