Dott.ssa Vittoria Bottelli

Psychologist, psychotherapist, clinical sexologist. My career started in the psychiatry department of the Ospedale San Raffaele Turro in Milan, where I still work as a consultant. My working experience brought me in contact with the different psychiatric disorders, focusing my attention on the treatment of anxiety and personality disorders. During my post grad studies, I embraced the approach of cognitive psychotherapy, having as a guide key psychological constructs such as attachment and metacognition.

The treatment’s goal is the realization of a path that can lead the individual to cope with his or her own distress throughout the acknowledgment of one’s specific psychological functioning.

I love skiing, do not bother novelle couisine. When I grow up, I wish to travel the world driving a Mustang.

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Dott.ssa Chiara Gavinelli

Psychologist, psychotherapist. I’ve been working for several years at Ospedale San Raffaele Turro with Mood and personality disorders. My clinical and academic experience taught me to cure but also to care for symptoms as a signal arising from the body, communicating a deeper discomfort.

My intervention focuses on undertaking a common path leading, through the relationship, to an enriched self-knowledge and of one own functioning, right at the point where suffering seems to overcome.

I love happy hours on the beach. Don’t serve me couscous for dinner.

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Dott.ssa Isabella Porchi

Psychologist, transactional analyst in training. My professional experience started at San Raffaele Hospital's Psychiatric Ward (in Milan), following patients dealing with mood affective disorders. I'm psychologist in a rehab centre which treats people with mental disorders and through this experience I developped an increasing concern about relation's features on which treatments are based.

The theoric notion of Transaction Analysis which took mostly my attention is that everyone can be considered "ok", even who constantly fails, who feels like living in a pre-determined script with a sense of uneasiness; everyone is "ok".
It means that every individual deserves love and worth; it means also that everyone carries within him/herself growth skills, abilities and competences necessassaries in self realization.
According to this, both  psychiologist and client have responsibilities in treatment process, each one with his/her own means, allowing a confident state of the setting where's actually possible a cooperation headed to a common plan.

I'm providing advice and psychological support to adult and early-adult people.

I love watching '90s cult movies. Can't live without sushi.

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Services Provided

Psychotherapy Study B&G

Individual therapies for adolescnts, adults and elderly.
  • Identification of stressful life events and support in coping with the critical moment.


  •  Psychological and psychotherapeutic intervention for:

Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder)

Anxiety disorders (panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder)

Adjustment disorder

Personality disorders

Traumas and post-traumatic stress disorder (EMDR technique)

*Chance of multidisciplinary intervention if required (psychiatrist, Health education professional).

 Availability of an English speaking therapist.


  •  Peer supervision meetings and workshops for colleagues, in order to provide a space for sharing and professional growth for those who daily deal with the complexity of our job.


Psychotherapy Study B&G

Fentanyl with sodium-thiopental or propofol in electroconvulsive therapy anesthesia: a pilot study. Desantis C, Delmonte D, Nuzzi M, Rossini D, Lucca A, Stankovic S, Barbini B, Colombo C. 29 th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress – Vienna 2016.

Discontinuation of antipsychotic therapy in severe mania: a six month follow-up study. Brioschi S; Delmonte D; De Santis C; Franchini L; Colombo C. 24th European Congress of Psychiatry - Madrid 2016.

Electroconvulsive Therapy in Treatment-Resistant Depression: a Naturalistic Study. Delmonte D, De Santis C, Verri FM, Rossini D, Lucca A, Zanardi R, Barbini B, Colombo C. 23th European Congress of Psychiatry - Vienna 2015.

Haloperidol, risperidone and quetiapine in the treatment of acute severe manic episode in bipolar disorder: the experience at the mood disorder unit in Milan. Delmonte D; De Santis C; Brioschi S; Barbini B; Colombo. 23th European Congress of Psychiatry - Vienna 2015.

DSM-5® Made Easy. Percorsi alla diagnosi. Sacchetti E., Mencacci C. Traduzione - J. Ed. The Guilford Press. 2014. 

“Francesca: un caso di disturbo di panico e di senso di colpa del sopravvissuto.” Bottelli V. 2012 Psicoterapeuti in formazione, numero 9.

The development of the Metacognition Assessment Interview: instrument description, factor structure and reliability in a non clinical sample. Semerari A., Cucchi M., Dimaggio G., Cavadini D., Carcione A., Bottelli V., Siccardi T., D’Angerio S., Pedone R., Ronchi P., Maffei C., Smeraldi E. Psychiatry Research. 2012 Dec 30; 200 (2-3): 890-5.

Alexithymia and anxiety sensitivity in populations at high risk for panic disorder. Cucchi M., Cavadini D., Bottelli V., Ricci L., Conca V., Ronchi P., Smeraldi E. Compr Psychiatry. 2012 Aug; 53(6): 868-74. Epub 2012 Mar 8.

Optimized light therapy for non-seasonal major depressive disorder: Effects of timing and season.  Dallaspezia S., Benedetti F., Colombo C., Barbini B., Cigala Fulgosi M.,   Gavinelli C., Smeraldi E. J Affect Disord. 2012 May;138(3):337-42. Epub 2012 Feb 9.

Seasonality and sleep: a clinical study on euthymic mood disorder patients. Brambilla C, Gavinelli C, Delmonte D, Fulgosi MC, Barbini B, Colombo C, Smeraldi E. Depress Res Treat. 2012; 2012:978962.

An explorative study on metacognition in obsessive – compulsive disorder and panic disorder. Cucchi M., Bottelli V., Cavadini D., Ricci L., Conca V., Ronchi P., Smeraldi E. Compr Psychiatry. 2012 Jul; 53(5): 546-53. Epub 2011 Oct 22.

Is total sleep deprivation combined with light therapy a long-lasting treatment? Predictors and outocome in bipolar depression. Delmonte D, Gavinelli C, Brambilla C, Barbini B, Benedetti F, Colombo C, Smeraldi E. Winner of J. Christian Gillin Junior Investigator Research Award. SLTBR Meeting 2010 July 1st-3rd, Wien, Austria.

Acute antidepressant response to sleep deprivation combined with light therapy is influenced by the catechol-O-methyltransferase Val(108/158)Met polymorphism.Benedetti F, Barbini B, Bernasconi A, Cigala Fulgosi M, Dallaspezia S, Gavinelli C, Locatelli C, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Radaelli D, Smeraldi E, Colombo C J Affect Disord. 2009 Jun 10.

Serotonin 5-HT2A receptor gene variants influence antidepressant response to repeated total sleep deprivation in bipolar depression. Benedetti F, Barbini B, Bernasconi A, Fulgosi MC, Colombo C, Dallaspezia S, Gavinelli C, Marino E, Pirovano A, Radaelli D, Smeraldi E. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2008 Dec 12;32(8):1863-6.

Effectiveness of a propolis and zinc solution in preventing acute otitis media in children with a history of recurrent acute otitis media. Marchisio P, Esposito S, Bianchini S, De Santis C, Galeone C, Nazzari E, Piganatato L, Principi N. International Journal of Immunology and Pharmacology. 2010.

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Psychotherapy Study B&G

October 3rd - 4th 2017

Psicologi in Zona

Sponsored by Ordine degli Psicologi della Lombardia. Studio B&G's team partecipates with OPL, giving information about psychological contents and services to the citizenship.

Meet us at Piazzale Lagosta ( via Borseri), tuesday 3 from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. and wednesday 4 from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.

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September 25th - 29th 2017


realized by FISS (Federazione Italiana di Sessuologia Scientifica)

Free sexual consulting for adolescents, adults and couples

Info and reservations:

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Tuesday, September 19th 2017, h 9:00 p.m.


Workshop for parents dealing with children growing up into adolescents

Relator: D.ssa Elena Giovanardi

Limited access workshop

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Tuesday, January 17th 2017, h 9:00 p.m.

"PRATICA COLLABORATIVA, APPROFONDIAMO IL DIALOGO": presentation of the book edited by Avv. C. Mordiglia

Relators: Avv. C. Mordiglia, Avv. E. Zecca, D.ssa I. Gandini


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