Psychological Counselling Service

  • USI offers a counseling service in cooperation with the ATP, the association of psychologists in Ticino, to help students reach professionals in the field of psychology.
  • What is counseling?
  • Counseling is a way of asking for help when facing personal trouble or distress.
  • Emotional distress may come in different forms and degrees, from a short term to a more complicated and long-lasting discomfort. When a disorder or a problem interferes with one's daily routine affecting relationships, family, the workplace or school, seeking assistance from a qualified psychologist is certainly an option. Counseling can focus on defining and solving specific problems, from decision making to crisis management.
  • Counseling focuses on problems and helps finding solutions in different areas of life, helping to adjust and to overcome obstacles.
  • Together, concrete goals and realistic deadlines are set.
  • Evaluation, diagnostic assessment and reclaiming are the initial tools used to determine whether to seek professional counseling when one feels it is required.
  • Counseling is not a free of charge service; supplemental health insurance will cover the fees for Cantonal appointed qualified psychotherapists. USI will however cover the fees for the first session.
  • If you are interested in this service you may contact directly one of the following counselors (click on name for e-mail):


For individual profiles or further information, please refer to (in Italian):