Are you dealing with the aftermath of an affair?

dr. Maurizio Iengo, psychologist, author.

After the betrayal, your relationship has changed.

My job is to help you make it better than ever.

💬 I speak English (with an accent :)) and Italian

📍 Rome, Portici (Naples), Online

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Watch the interview with Dylan Selterman

Dylan Selterman is an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University, a fellow psychologist, and a researcher who focuses on betrayal. 

In this video, you will find an interview with Dylan that my colleague M. Giacobbi and I conducted.

Who am I?

Here is part of my educational and professional journey.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
  • Master’s degree with a score of 110/110 cum laude in Psychology from the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa
  • Master of Science in Physiotherapy in Mental Health from the University of Almería (Spain)
  • Internship at the Mental Health Unit of Ercolano, affiliated with ASL  (Italian National Health System) Napoli 3
  • State Examination for Professional Qualification as a Psychologist
  • Registered with the Order of Psychologists of the Campania Region
  • Basic EMDR Masterclass with Jennifer Sweeton
  • Advanced EMDR Masterclass with Jennifer Sweeton
  • Couple Therapy and Clinical Practice – Course
  • Intensive Course in Emotionally Focused Therapy by Dr. Sue Johnson, the inventor of the EFT method
  • Participation in the course ‘SFT Essentials – Solution Focused Therapy’ at the Association for Psychological Therapies (UK)
  • Accreditation Level 2 from the Association for Psychological Therapies (UK)
  • Participation in the training course: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – Summit 2022
  • Participation in the series of workshops ‘Single Session Therapy’ at the ICNOS School
  • Participation in the series of workshops ‘Solution-Focused Brief Therapy’ at the ICNOS School
  • Currently specializing at the ICNOS School of Rome in systemic-strategic Psychotherapy
  • Collaboration with Psicohelp
  • Instructor at Kern School
  • Instructor at Nabuedu
  • Instructor at Streamededu
  • Freelance psychologist with offices in Rome, Naples, and Online
  • Author of:
    • ‘Returning to Life: Overcoming the End of a Relationship between Obsession and Limerence’
    • ‘The Relationship Saver: Two Psychologists Teach How to Navigate the Stormy Sea of Relationships’
    • ‘Psychology of Heterosexual and Homosexual Affairs: Understanding It, Preventing It, Overcoming It’
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How does therapy work?


If you haven’t confessed to the affair, you may be grappling with doubts about whom to choose between your lover and your official partner. Perhaps you are processing the end of a relationship with a lover, but you have to suppress the pain in the presence of your family. Or maybe you are experiencing a strong sense of guilt and you feel lost.

In any case, it might be a good idea to consult a professional who can guide and listen to you in a non-judgmental manner.

My job is to welcome you and help you gain clarity, sometimes providing you with concrete strategies to cope with symptoms you may be experiencing, from obsessive thoughts to states of anxiety, without ever pushing you to make forced decisions.

Remember: you are the expert of your life.

Couple Therapy:

The first meeting takes place as a couple: you will be invited to tell me your story and the difficulties you are facing following the betrayal.

It’s important that each of you can speak freely to the psychologist about whatever you want: for this reason, the second and third sessions are individual.

You will never be judged, and if you inform your psychologist about something you don’t want your partner to know, remember that the professional is bound by confidentiality.

This is an important moment, as it allows partners to speak absolutely freely.

From the very first session, you may receive instructions on how to start improving.

In any case:

  • Initially, you will be given a listening space, useful for first understanding your expectations and defining your goals.
  • Subsequently (often during the first session), practical tools will be analyzed and provided to interrupt dysfunctional attempted solutions: those behaviors that are put in place to solve a problem but actually worsen it.
  • After each session, you will receive an anonymous questionnaire where you can express your opinion on the meeting. This allows me to understand if there are areas for improvement in my work.

Where do I welcome my patients?

I mainly work online, so as to be able to help anyone from around the world. I also have two offices, at Via Nomentana 60 in Rome (RM) on Fridays and at Via Poli 85 in Portici (NA) on Wednesdays.

Online meetings are via videocall or phone call. Online therapy, according to many scientific papers, is as effective as in-person meetings.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you do in practice?

I provide a safe and welcoming space to communicate and work on your issues.

I don’t provide answers, but strategies that can help you overcome your problems. This is important because it makes you independent in a short time and in control of your life.

How much does couples therapy cost?

After the first two weeks when we will meet more often, you can expect a financial commitment of around €300/month.

How much does individual therapy cost?

Typically, I hold a session every 15 days. The fee is €130/session, so you can expect a financial commitment of around €260/month.

How can I pay?

By credit card, debit card, or PayPal.

Do you offer initial free consultations?

By filling out the form on this page, you can access a free 20-minutes initial consultation. In this first interaction, we can get to know each other and assess the possibility of working together. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to ask me questions to clarify aspects of our journey.

How do we know if we need help?

If you and your partner have communication issues, frequent arguments, loss of trust (such as following a betrayal), or loss of physical or emotional intimacy, it may be a good idea to seek help. Feel free to fill the form on this page to talk to me about your case.

What if my partner doesn’t want to start therapy?

I can also work with just one person; obviously, this will not be a couples journey, but an individual one. This is not always feasible, so it would be better if we had a chance to talk before booking your first session.

What should we expect after completing couples therapy?

After completing the journey, you can expect to have a better understanding of each other and to have strategies for better managing the relationship. Another common outcome is having a more fulfilling and satisfying relationship.

Reach out to schedule a free consultation call

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This free call is approx. 20 minutes and it is aimed to get to know your case and whether I can help you. 

If we will both agree on working together, therapy fees are as follows:

Individual therapy: €130/session (every two weeks)

Couple therapy: €150/session (every two weeks)

There is no minimum number of sessions.