Fondazione Franceschi Franceschi Foundation ONLUS

For psychological therapy, research and training

Registered Private Association by decree of the President of the Region: n° 4629, from 28/09/2009

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Therapy and psychological support


The Foundation’s therapeutic activities can be subdivided into:

  • Psychological assessment.
  • Individual, couple and family therapy.
  • Group therapy.

Psychological assessment

Assessment aims to outline the psychological characteristics of the person and gain a deeper awareness of the presenting problem. This service is carried out by clinical observation techniques and using testing tools, such as questionnaires (personality, intellectual, projective tests) created to examine in a precise way the areas of main clinical interest. The tests can be undertaken at the commencement of a therapy as a preliminary process, as a separate intervention or when requested, for example to provide a diagnosis.

Individual, couple and family therapy

The Foundation, through its professional team, carries out therapy consultations for individuals, couples and families. The main areas of intervention concern relating difficulties are:

  • Dependence.
  • Anxiety.
  • Mood disorders.
  • Relationship problems.
  • Adolescence.
  • Food disorders.
  • Psychosomatic disorders.
  • Stress disorders.

The therapy aims to resolve the problem is a short timeframe. The sessions usually take place once a week at the Foundation’s premises in Florence.

Group therapy

Group therapy is held in high regard at the Foundation and is very effective in resolving psychological problems. This type of assistance offers a unique experience; a learning process which is highly rewarding. The group can be considered as an ensemble of people who interact and influence each other and share interests, purposes and aims. By initiating a process of interdependence with others and our self, communicative, perceptional, emotional and cognitive processes are facilitated. In a group situation we understand new and different ways of reacting and find inside our self aspects of wellbeing that have been forgotten or that we thought we didn’t possess. Dynamic communication with other members of the group enables us to know ourselves and take action, through mutual support. The groups are guided by experts in this field of intervention and consist of 5-7 participants who meet once a week for about two hours at the Foundation in Florence to participate in agreed to therapeutic activities.