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  • Dr Lucia Roberta Russo, PhD Psychologist

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    Dr Lucia Roberta Russo is a Chartered Member of both the British Psychological Society and the Italian Register of Psychologists of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

    Dr Russo provides psychological support to individuals and couples experiencing emotional distress and relational issues. Her objective is to offer professional guidance to those seeking coping strategies, healthier relationships, and positive life changes.

    She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology from the University of Trieste, and she received comprehensive training in a wide range of mental health issues at the Mental Health Centre of Trieste. Trieste’s mental health care system, pioneered by Franco Basaglia, emphasises holistic support rather than symptom management and is recognised by the World Health Organization as a model of best practices.

    Dr Russo obtained her PhD at the Institute for Maternal and Child Health – IRCCS “Burlo Garofolo”, the 1st institute in Italy for scientific research quality, where she worked extensively with hundreds of individuals and couples navigating infertility treatments (IUI, IVF, donor conception) and the transition to parenthood (pregnancy and post-partum). She graduated with a dissertation titled “Transition to Parenthood After Donor Conception”.

    Throughout her career, she has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and digital publications and has conducted CPD seminars for healthcare professionals related to women’s mental health, the perinatal period, parenting, couple’s relationships, and infertility.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Self-esteem issues
    • Anxiety and depression
    • Stressful life events (e.g., medical issues)
    • Infertility treatments
    • Pregnancy and post-partum
    • Couples’ relationships
    • Family conflicts