Stefania Vanzetti

LPsy Stefania Vanzetti

Federally recognized psychotherapist

Psychotherapist FSP

Languages: German, Italian, French, English

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2020–present: Self-employed psychologist and psychotherapist in training, Institute for Systemic Psychology and Psychotherapy, Zurich, Switzerland
    • Coaching, psychotherapy and health promotion
  • 2020-present: Founder of Ioforte, Zurich and Bellinzona, Switzerland
    • Services for promotion of children’s well-being; ioforte.ch
  • 2019–present: Psychologist, Psycho-educational Centre of the Cantonal Sociopsychiatric Organisation, Gerra Piano, Ticino, Switzerland
    • Diagnostics and group psychotherapy for children and families
  • 2019–2020: Psychologist, University Psychiatric Clinics Basel, Research Department of Children's and Adolescents' Psychiatry, Basel, Switzerland
    • Diagnostics for the 'JAEL' research project
  • 2018–present: Psychologist, Percoms AG, St. Gallen, Switzerland
    • Staff selection, Assessment, Life and Management Coaching
  • 2019–2020: Delegated psychotherapist, Psychiatric practice, Volketswil, Switzerland
  • 2018-2019: School psychologist / support teacher, Pedagogical support service, Primary school in Bellinzona, Department of Education, Culture and Sport, Ticino, Switzerland
  • 2017–2018: Psychologist and PhD student, University of Fribourg, Faculty of Psychology, Switzerland
  • 2016 – 2017: Assistant Psychologist, Medical-psychological Service and Psycho-educational Centre, Gerra Piano and Bellinzona, Switzerland
  • 2016: UBS Group SA, Wealth Management, Health Matters, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2014–2015: Research Assistant, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Faculty of Psychology, University of Basel, Switzerland


  • 2017–2020: University Clinics of Bern, Basel and Zurich, Institute of Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents (IPKJ.ch)
    • Post-graduate training in systemic and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy
  • 2014–2016: MSc in Clinical Psychology, University of Basel
  • 2010–2013: BSc in Psychology, University of Fribourg
  • 2006–2010: Liceo cantonale di Bellinzona (high school), Ticino, Switzerland

About me

With my open, creative and empowering approach, I support my clients / patients to activate their resources and improve psychological well-being in all areas of life. Thanks to my previous professional experience, I have a lot of practical experience and a broad knowledge base, which allows me to respond individually to the clients/patients, according to their needs, offering tailor-made coaching and psychotherapy. I work with all age groups (adults, children and adolescents) and in different contexts (individual offer, group offer, companies, families, schools). I come from the Italian speaking part of Switzerland (Canton of Ticino) – I speak 3 Swiss national languages (IT, DE, FR) and offer psychotherapy and coaching in these languages as well as in English.


Systemic and cognitive-behavioural orientation (integrative)

My memberships


Ooi, Y. P., Glenn, A. L., Ang, R. P., Vanzetti, S., Falcone, T., Gaab, J., & Fung, D. S. (2016). Agreement Between Parent- and Self-Reports of Psychopathic Traits and Externalizing Behaviors in a Clinical Sample. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-016-0659-y

Vanzetti, S. (2018, Dezember). Kinder stärken mit Lebenswerten. Das Schweizer ElternMagazin Fritz+Fränzi, Ausgabe 12, S. 60-63.

Practical links

  • Psychiatric clinic for children and adolescents, emergency service: pukzh.ch
  • Emergency psychiatry, Zurich University Hospital: (for adults) psychiatrie.usz.ch
Prevention and counseling:
  • Ioforte, promotion of children’s well-being: ioforte.ch
    • coaching, courses, apps, didactics
  • Counseling for parents, Projoventute: projoventute.ch
  • Centers for children’s help (KJZ), Cantonal counseling service: zh.ch
  • Tipps on well-being of the Swiss association of managers: sko.ch
  • Stress test: stressnostress.ch