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Psychologist and Psychotherapist

Mannini Simona

Simona Mannini is a Psychologist and Psychotherapist with expertise in the strategic treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorders and more.                                                                                                                                   

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Biographical and professional notes

Simona Mannini is a Psychologist and Psychotherapist who graduated in Psychology at the University of Florence and specialized in Brief Strategic Psychotherapy at the Strategic Therapy Center.

She qualified as a technical consultant at the Specialization School of Comparative Psychotherapy (Scuola di Psicoterapia Comparata, SPC).

She qualified as an Expert in Diagnostic Assessment of Learning Disorders at the Italian Association for Research and Intervention in Learning Psychopathology (AIRIPA).

Thanks to Dr. Stefano Pallanti, Simona Mannini has participated and assisted in research protocols at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Simona Mannini is experienced in and uses specific intervention protocols for the most disabling disorders, some of which are actual best practices, such as the protocol for Panic Attacks, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Anorexia, Bulimia, and Binge-Eating Disorder.

She has experience and works on breathing and relaxation techniques.

At the Istituto di Neuroscienze, her practice mainly focuses on the following areas:

  • Assessment and individual treatment for Eating Disorders.

  • Individual and group psychotherapies.

  • Coordinator of the holistic treatment of mental disorders.


  • Mannini Simona, Fra la gravità e il cielo, 2015, Settore 8.

Scientific approach

Simona Mannini deals with the distress and suffering of adolescents and adults when they feel the need to change a situation that can no longer go well, to find a balance that needs to be sought and rediscovered, and to reconstruct new situations.

She offers therapeutic programs and psychological interviews for both individuals and couples, addressing the suffering that can arise and manifest in many ways: it can arise from a problem such as the breakup of an intimate relationship, a work crisis or a sudden bereavement; or it can manifest in the form of anxiety, panic attack, depression, phobia, obsessions, eating disorders.

The strategic approach involves focusing on the mechanisms that maintain the problem, and therapy consists of interrupting the attempted solution adopted by the patient by proposing, through the therapist's creativity and communication skills, behavioral prescriptions that modify his or her behavior and perception of the problem.

Simona Mannini makes use of specific protocols and interventions based on predetermined goals in which the pathology is seen as a dysfunctional balance to be transformed into a functional one through maneuvers that can interrupt self-defeating vicious circles.