Dott.ssa Priscilla Berardi medico, psicoterapeuta, sessuologa  Cell.+39 349 5455417

love addiction

About me | Priscilla Berardi MD, psychotherapist


Medical Doctor (enrolled in the Professional Register of Bologna), Psychotherapist with a Systemic-Relational approach, I work in private practices in Bologna and Rimini.
As a psychotherapist, my activity is addressed towards couples, families and individuals and it focuses on consultation, support and therapy.

As a trainer, I teach courses and conferences on sexuality, sexual identity, self-image, disability and limit management in various Italian cities. The target of my courses are families and all the professionals who work in the field of education, psychology and sexology.
Also linked to the area of sexuality, are the psychosocial research projects run with colleagues from diverse disciplines, examining e.g. disadvantages and resources in life of homosexual people who have a disability; the relationship between sexual orientation and mobbing, or between homosexuality and HIV-positive status. You can download the final reports of these investigations from my publications section on this website.

From 2010 to 2013 I joined the production of "Sesso, Amore & Disabilità" (Sex, Love & Disability), a documentary-film about sexuality, affectivity, and disability, as co-author and scientific supervisor (Italian audio; English, Spanish and French subtitles).

In order to acquire a more effective and grounded knowledge in Sexuality Studies, I have enriched my competences in Sexology specialising at the Italian Centre of Sexology in Bologna and at “Panta Rei” Centre of Milan. In April-May 2018, I attended a two-month supplementary detailed class about support to transition in gender dysphoria at the Italian Centre of Sexology in Bologna.

Since May 2018, I've been enhancing my techniques' range with EMDR Therapy training courses and in October 2022 I became EMDR Therapy Practitioner.

Relationship Addiction, also called Love Addiction, is another subject of profound interest to me. I work with love addicted patients in individual therapies and in mutual support groups.

From 2009, I have occasionally carried out evaluations regarding separation, custody, fostering and psychological damage, as an expert consultant for clients during Court-appointed expertise.

I am author of articles for Psicosessualità.it - Agi e Disagi della Sfera sessuale website and also for the magazine Fibromialgia. La rivista italiana, with the goal of spreading psychological and scientific information, awareness and knowledge about sexuality and relationships.

Psychological consultations are available in English and Spanish.
Online consultations are also available for Italian expats living abroad.