Dr Mary Ann Bellini

Dr. Mary Ann Bellini Ph.D. Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Psychotherapy, Student Counseling, Hypnosis, Cross-Cultural Couples. 25 Lungarno Cellini, Florence

Dr. Mary Ann Bellini Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

  • Psychotherapy

  • Counselling for College Students

  • Counselling for Couples

  • Hypnosis

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dr. Mary Ann Bellini is an American psychologist practicing in Florence, Italy since 1988.

Areas of expertise and experience:

  • Major Depression

  • Anxiety, Phobias, Panic Disorder

  • Adjustment Disorders

  • Cross-Cultural Transitions for Students, Couples, Families.

  • Stress and Time Management

  • Trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

  • Eating Disorders, Body Image Difficulties

  • Relationship Issues

  • Chronic Psychosomatic Pain

Dr. Bellini has extensive training in both the USA and in Italy, having studied at the University of R.I. and R.I. Hospital in Providence.

She has professional diplomas from the following institutes:

  • Institute of Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Rome, “La Sapienza” Specialization in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology in Psychosomatic Medicine.(Diploma CBT-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

  • Italian Institute of Psychotherapy and Clinical Hypnosis, Rome. Diploma of Specialization in Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis. ( Dipl. Psychotherapy.)

She also has taught Cross-Cultural Psychology at various American Universities in Florence including University of Minnesota, Accent Center and is presently on the staff of the Italian School of Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis in Rome.

Professional Societies

  1. National Italian Association of Professional Licensed Psychologists Rome. (7760)

  2. Italian Society of Psychosomatic Medicine Milan and Florence

  3. Italian and International Societies of Hypnosis. ( www.societaipnosi.it )

  4. Erickson Foundation, Phoenix, Arizona.

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM DR. BELLINI

“I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist practicing in Florence. As well as counseling with individuals, couples, and families, I conduct groups in English for stress and acculturation management for study abroad students and international residents.

I also organize and present workshops in “Stereotypes and Living in Italy” and “Focusing on Feeling Good: Utilizing Hypnosis”.

My major areas of experience and research are in anxiety, panic attacks, depression, eating disorders, and addictions with the theories of cognitive, behavioral therapy. I also work with cross-cultural couples and families using a systemic approach so that the problem is not delegated to one member of the couple or family but seen as a dysfunctional dynamic developed within the couple or family system.

I have also integrated the use of hypnosis in my work after receiving a diploma from the Italian School of Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (Rome) following a four year graduate program in psychotherapy. Ericksonian hypnosis from Milton Erickson’s innovative work in hypnosis, promoting the “New Hypnosis” as a natural condition for us to discover and use our own inner resources for finding innovative solutions to some problems.

Please email ([email protected]) for any questions or if you would like further information. I can also interview people using Skype if you are away from Italy and planning to live or study here. Sometimes it is also necessary to continue sessions with Skype if the person travels for business or returns home after a period of time living in Italy. In these cases I do “Reverse Culture Shock” training.”

Address – 25 Lungarno Cellini , Florence, 50125 Italy

In the San Niccolò, Oltrano section of the city.

Bus 23 and D from Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Stop at “Fornace” near the “James Joyce Pub”. Walking from the train station, it will take about 30 minutes, from the Ponte Vecchio about 15 minutes.

 

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