Dr. Gaia Polloni
Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Clinical Sexologist
BSc, MSc, CPsychol, DClinPsy, ECPS
Dr. Gaia Polloni is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with the Italian Psychological Society, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society, a registered Clinical Sexologist with FISS (Italian Federation of Scientific Sexology) and a Chartered European Psycho-sexologist (ECPS, European Certified Psycho-sexologist).
She is a teacher at the Psychotherapy Training schools “Centro Terapia Cognitiva” of Como and of Turin, at the Sexology School A.I.S.P.A. in Milan and at other courses, such as the Master in Sexology by Giunti Psychometrics in Florence. She is also an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapist and Practitioner, she is certified “Expert in Andrology” by the Italian Andrology Society (SIA) and a member of the Scientific Committee of “Europa Uomo”, an Association for the information of Prostatic diseases.
Expertise and Dedication to her job
After graduating in Psychology (BSc) at London Metropolitan University of London, she continued her studies in Italy, obtaining an MSc in Clinical Psychology at Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan. Afterwards, she trained for four years at Istituto Ricerca e Formazione of Florence and became a Clinical Sexologist and for four years at Centro Terapia Cognitiva in Como, becoming a Psychotherapist, graduating summa cum laude. She is highly specialized in the treatment of Trauma and Dissociative Disorders (EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Intensive Training with Dr. Kathy Steele).
As a Couple Therapist, she trained in Couple Therapy approaches renowned both nationally (Couple Therapy with Dr. Maurizio Dodet) and internationally, such as in EFT (Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy) with Dr. Sue Johnson and in the Gottman Method. Moreover, she is an expert of LGBTQIA+ issues, gender variance and gender dysphoria.
Dr. Gaia Polloni is author and co-author of several scientific articles and a very active speaker at congresses. She is often a guest on TV programs and Radio shows.
Having lived both in the UK and in the US for many years, she is bilingual and practices in English on a daily basis.
My interview for the magazine Cooperazione on online dating
The Swiss magazine "Cooperazione" interviewed me on the use –abuse?– of dating apps, Tinder in particular. In America, almost half [...]
Speaker at the International Sexology Congress
Today, November 10th 2022, I've been a speaker at the International Sexology Congress, organised by Giunti Psychometrics. During my lecture [...]
Co-author of the book “The diagnostic approach in sexology”
Here is the book "The diagnostic approach in sexology", that I wrote as a co-author. In my chapters I talk [...]
Guest on the tv program “C’era una volta l’amore”
Guest on the new TV program "C'era una volta l'amore" on Real Time, hosted by Giraud, as couples therapy expert. [...]
New episode of Sex Box: “Sex Recession: do young generations have less sex?”
New episode of Sex Box: "Sex Recession: do young generations have less sex?". According to a few recent studies, the [...]
I talked about our study on the desire for parenthood during the Covid-19 pandemic on the news in the USA
Our study on how the desire for parenthood has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the quarantine has gone [...]
Podcast and Web Video Cast on Youtube
Gaia Polloni is a permanent guest, as Psychotherapist and Sexologist, on the Podcast and Web Video Cast Sex Box, produced by the Swiss National Radio & TV. The Podcast explores a variety of sexual and relationship issues and is available on all major platforms (i.e. Spotify), whereas the videos are available on YouTube (Radiotelevisione Svizzera (RSI) Youtube Channel).
Experience and expertise
Gaia Polloni is an active member
of the following scientific societies