About Francesca

Hi! 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. I obtained a MSc in Psychology at 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. Here I started a family with my American husband, and I am now a mother of two. 

“Truth is relative to the point of view from which it is perceived. What I look as and where I look from determine my perception of truth. Everyone, from their viewpoint, is seeing truth.

– Palmer

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, and that there is a quid, which unfortunately in our society is usually overlooked, that is fundamental for our wellbeing that is being aware and at peace with our needs, feelings and emotions. With a newly discovered passion for clinical psychology, I went back to study and turned my career around to offer counseling service and help people deal with change and challenging situations in their lives.

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

My education background mirrors my personality very closely: I am logical, analytical and pragmatic but also highly sensitive, empathetic and perceptive. 

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

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