Dr. Laura Fontanari

Licensed Psychologist offering Psychological Counseling and Therapy in English and Italian @ Amsterdam, or comfortable online from your home.

My areas of expertise

Individual counseling and therapy for adults

When trying to overcome difficulties and challenging moments, we can find ourselves struggling to make changes and reaching a point where we feel good.

Through counseling and therapy, I will guide you in understanding what matters to you, developing skills and reaching behavioural changes for living a fulfilled life. The process will empower you to take action on your own, implement strategies for coping with your challenges, and overcome your self-limiting beliefs.

Difficulties I can help you with include (but are not limited to): emotional distress, burnout, relationship challenges, communication, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, decision-making, adjustments, life transitions and changes, overthinking, problem-solving and parenting challenges and struggles.

Feel free to send me a message if you would like more information, a specific explanation or if you are just curious about something.

How we work together

I offer you a confidential, private and compassionate space. You will experience an empathic, culturally sensitive, nonjudgmental, welcoming approach focused on yourself.

Together, we are going through the path of living a fulfilled, rich life, highlighting your capabilities, knowledge and strengths, creating awareness, and overcoming challenges.

In the process, you will learn new ways of seeing, feeling and interacting with yourself and the world, and implementing them in your everyday life.

Appointments can be scheduled in the Amsterdam office or online.

About me

I am Laura Fontanari, a licensed Psychologist and Doctor in Cognitive Neuroscience.  My professional goal is to help you live a fulfilled life, overcoming the challenges that life surprises you with. 

Through my extensive education and international experiences, I have gathered a wide knowledge of different psychological fields.

After the Master’s degree in Psychology, I got a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the International Doctorate School in Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CIMeC).
Through my journey, I have been a lecturer on Biological Psychology master’s courses at the University of Cosenza and the University of Trento and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Trento and the University of Venice.
I carried out research projects at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in Nijmegen, at the Department of General Psychology, University of Padua and at the National Research Council of Italy (Padua). 

Subsequently, I worked as a Psychologist for International Cooperation projects, supporting children and women from rural communities in Guatemala and the Philippines.

I moved to The Netherlands to run a co-founded startup in the Digital Health field,  intending to promote personal well-being, through effective, personalised stress management and burnout prevention. 

A few years ago, I started my practice, where I provide individual Counseling and Therapy for adults in English and Italian.

Contact me


    Mail: [email protected]

    Phone: +31 (0) 685069130


    Practice in Amsterdam:
    Sophialaan 21, 1075 BL