Drs Rita Bonfà bio
Originally from Italy, in 2007 I obtained my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Padova with a semester programme at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I have been working as a psychologist for the past 15 years, with a strong focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I am a registered member of the Dutch Institute for Psychologists, called NIP (Registration number 213141).
In my years of practice, I have collaborated with the following organisations and institutes:
Expact Medical Centre, Amsterdam
Ready for Change, Rotterdam
Centro ABB, Barcelona
Ambulatorio Specialistico Dott. Oliva, Venice
Working as a psychologist with many different people has enriched not only my life, but also my way of working. I can say that I have learned from people as much as I hope I can help them learn from themselves.
My goal is to help people become aware.
I believe awareness is the key to change. Often our beliefs are hidden under layers of social and family conditioning and this can make our thoughts and reactions almost automatic. We can feel as if they are out of our control, stronger than our willpower.
With empathy and honesty, I will help you identify which are the limiting patterns you would need to let go of, which emotions you can safely welcome and how to deal with them.
Expats are often strong and resilient people, it takes courage to move to a new country, to leave the familiar life behind. Facing stress, loneliness, language barriers, new jobs. It’s exciting but it is also a very challenging life transition. Being far from friends, family, having to build everything from scratch can also be an opportunity of growth. It can expand our worldview, getting to know new cultures, finding a greater meaning and awareness, if we are able to find a sense of belonging and at the same time be compassionate towards ourselves and others, we can reach true healing and serenity.