Dr.Giuseppe Iannone – PsyD, M.Sc, M.A.
My name is Giuseppe Iannone, I am a licensed English-speaking psychotherapist, psychologist and sexuologist.
I offer psychotherapy in English to individuals, couples, and families in Milan, Vignate, Liscate, and Cernusco sul Naviglio. I also teach relaxation, self-defence and breathing classes in Milan.
I offer online psychotherapy sessions in English via Skype.
I offer a wide range of psychotherapy services in English for children, adults, and elderly.
My approach is tailored to the clients’ needs and focuses on solutions rather than problems.
I am able to help you if you are experiencingof any of the following mental disorders:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Depressive Disorders
- Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Sexual Dysfunctions
- Personality Disorders
Importantly, psychotherapy is meant not only to treat mental illness but also to help you dealing with unhealthy reactions to major and minor life stresses. These include but are not limited to:
conflicts with your partner
discord with a family member
conflicts at work
death of a loved one
loss of a job
relocating in another Country
taking care of an elderly or sick family member
How does psychotherapy work?
Phase 1. You can call me or send me an e-mail to describe the condition of unease or suffering. This consultation phase is free. At the end of the call, we can make an appointment and we can meet at one of the 4 practices (Milan Porta Venezia, Cernusco sul Naviglio, Liscate or Vignate). Alternatively, if you prefer, we can also meet online (via Skype or Whatsapp).
Phase 2. In the next 2 meetings I gather all the information necessary to understand the nature of the discomfort or suffering, and I offer the patient an explanation for the onset and the maintenance of the discomfort or suffering. This first psychotherapeutic action can trigger a powerful positive transformation. Already after two meetings patients usually report to feel better. This phase ends with a therapeutic proposal (if necessary) which may involve the individual, the couple and/or the family.
Phase 3. Psychotherapy should not be limited to a greater understanding of oneself but must be translated into new self-practices. The ethics of psychological treatment requires you to be empowered to take your existence back on track. Therefore, this implies that you will be an active part of the change, for example in following the therapeutic indications. Together we will plan a series of tasks and exercises that will allow a progressive transformation of your ways of experiencing and that will give new shape to your emotions, thoughts, motivations and dysfunctional behaviors, decrease suffering and increase your well-being and your personal growth .
Meetings last 50 minutes with a frequency of 2 meetings per month. The total length of the pschotherapy depends on the type of request and the objectives on which we decide to work.
What can(‘t) I do for you?
I am not a fortune teller, nor I can feel what you feel on my skin, but we can work together to give new shape to your existence and understand relationship between psychopathological suffering and specific events in your life.
Is my privacy protected?
Yes, it is. All the information collected in psychotherapy are protected by professional secrecy. During our first meeting I will provide you all the information concerning the services, the purposes and methods , and the degree and legal limits of confidentiality. Hence, your information will be protected in compliance with the processing of personal data, as required by the Legislative Decree 30 June 2003, n. 196 “Code regarding the protection of personal data”.
Is Psychotherapy effective?
Yes, it is! In fact, psychotherapy is efficacious (i.e. is certain to produce the intended or appropriate effect) and effective (i.e. produces a notable effect) for a wide range of commonly experienced mental health and health conditions.
For instance, psychotherapy is as effective as medication in treating depression and is more effective than medication in preventing relapse. In addition, psychotherapy has no side effects, contrary to medication.
Emerging evidence suggests that adding psychotherapy to medication results in better treatment adherence, reduced subjective burden of disease, and lower suicide rates in individuals with bipolar disorder.
There is also strong evidence to support the use of psychotherapy as a first line treatment in the treatment of anxiety disorders and mood disorders.
The strength of psychotherapeutic effects is similar or superior to what is typically found with the pharmacological treatment of many mental disorders. Hence, many clinical practice guidelines encourage clinicians to consider psychotherapy as the first treatment option to offer to patients.
How many sessions do I need to start feeling better?
Duration of psychotherapy varies depending on several factors, e.g. type of disorder/issue, frequency of the sessions, etc. However, patients usually start feeling better sooner than having no treatment at all.
To make an appointment call me or fill the form below and I will contact you.