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 therapy for adults

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

Through counseling, I will guide you in developing self-awareness, resilience, communication, emotional and social skills, reaching behavioural changes, make them last. 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, relationship challenges, communication, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, decision-making, adjustments, overthinking, problem-solving, grief and self-esteem issues.

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. With a tailored, nonjudgmental approach focused on yourself and constantly updated with the latest scientific research, I guide you in reaching a long-term balance.

You will experience an empathic, welcoming and positive approach, where you can find support in difficult moments. Together, we are going through a process that will highlight your capabilities, knowledge and strengths, creating awareness and overcoming challenges you can experience in daily life.  

In the process, you will learn new ways of seeing, feeling and interacting with yourself and the world, that can then be successfully implemented in 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 overcome the challenges that life surprises you with. 

Through my education and international experiences, I have gathered a wide knowledge of different psychological fields, learning to work in Italian, English and Spanish.

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).
I have been a lecturer for 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. During these years, 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 Psychologist for International Cooperation projects, supporting rural communities’ children and women in Guatemala and the Philippines.

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

A few years ago, I started my own practice, where I provide individual Psychological Counseling and Therapy for adults.

Contact me


    Mail: [email protected]

    Phone: +31 (0) 685069130


    Practice in Amsterdam:
    Sophialaan 21, 1075 BL