WHAT DOES A PSYCHOTHERAPIST DO?

Psychotherapy can be many things in different moments .
I like to think  that firstly is a journey toward oneself, as if the therapist were a Virgil who drives the patient. At times I feel like Charon, who gets the traveller toward one’s Inferno. Other times I feel like a coach.

I imagine my practice as a place where the patient feels safe in experimenting other behaviours, different and closer to his or her own self. 

The gym that I am talking about has soft floors and walls to hurt less than in reality. During the journey that therapy is, we encounter many doors, many deviations that we can choose to explore, or not.

A part of therapy that I’m very fond of, is attachment, namely the process partly biological that have us bond with a significant other and we repeat as a pattern. I often work with trauma, which is always fascinating and full of hints, the culture of origin, meaning both the country and the family. 

ISSUES TREATED

Anxiety disorders

 

Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders characterized by significant feelings of anxiety and fear. Anxiety is a worry about future events, while fear is a reaction to current events…(read)

Teenage problems

 

Problems concerning teen agers and young adults, who are faced with choices and challenges, about career, social life, adapting to the world…(read)

Sexuality related problems

 

Pretty often problems in sexuality have to do with unresolved issues in the couple. It is fundamental not to judge or put the blame on anyone, and cope with them together…(read)

Parenting issues

 

Parenting is the most difficult job that we face in life, thousands questions arise for every phase of  our children’ lives. Often raising a child of our own triggers our own experience, therefore questioning what we imagined it to be…(read)

Personality disorders

Personality disorders are a group of mental illnesses. They involve long-term patterns of thoughts and behaviors that are unhealthy and inflexible. The behaviors cause serious problems with relationships and work…(read)

Relational problems

 

Hard relationships, fears connected to other people, rejection, fear of abandonment.
Relational problems cover many different things, starting from affection affective disorders, which determines the quality of our relations. How do you feel about it?…(read)

Eating disorders

 

Food addiction is a behavioral addiction characterized by the compulsive consumption of food, tending to be high in fat and sugar, which activate the systems of gratification…(read)

HOW I CAN HELP YOU

Phisically I work in Florence, in the town center. I also work online with many platforms nowadays of common use. It might be that you’re going through a rough period, fear, anxiety, or pain, and that you need to male some room for emotions. My goal is to help you find comfortability in life.
They say “Rome wasn’t build in a day” and this is truer than ever, we will look at your “knots” and explore them in your own time, no rush.
If some of what I wrote rang a bell, get in touch today and let’s get to meet each other.

APPROACHES TO PSYCHOTHERAPY

Gestalt

 

I am a Gestalt psychologist, I have problem describing what gestalt is since is an experiential and fenomenological approach, meaning that therapy is an experience rather than just words…(read)

EMDR

 

L’EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences…(read)

Family constellations

 

More than a methodology is an attitude to look at the individual, considering the family of origin and understand fully the importance of attachment and of  the gift of love (thanks to Lorna Smith Benjamin). Looking at a wider picture is possible to understand today’s double binds and difficulties…(read)

Bodywork

 

Bodywork is a technique of breath manipulation throughout which is possible to get in touch with one’s deep emotions. I use with those patients who feel blocked in order to ease their flow of consciousness…(read)

PAOLO MOLINO

PSYCHOLOGIST – PSYCHOTHERAPIST IN FLORENCE

“How does it work? How can you solve my problem? How much does the therapy last?”

 

If you are asking yourself these questions, call me or drop a line, I’ll be happy to help!

  • Psychotherapy sessions: Via Verdi 7 – Florence.
  • Online sessions: available via Skype or Google Meet.