Giovanna Benevelli Bartlett is a psychologist who has worked with patients in clinical settings and as a classroom teacher at all grade levels from kindergarten to graduate school.
Giovanna earned her doctorate in educational psychology from Howard University and completed her post-doctoral work in clinical psychology at the Washington School of Psychiatry. She also holds a Master’s degree in Reading Education from Howard and a Masters in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Santa Fe. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Dunbarton College of the Holy Cross with a year at the University of Vienna.
Giovanna’s philosophy is that everyone has a gift and that she has the privilege of helping them find it. As a therapist and educator she has worked with diverse populations and personalities. Her clients have been individuals, small and large groups, and families. Much of her professional experience has been counseling teenagers and their parents, counseling young adults who are independent and finding their way in the world, and treating adults in psychological crises.
While serving as the educational psychologist at Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C., Giovanna created a psychology course which integrated theories of traditional and holistic psychology. She has also taught at American University, the University of Maryland and Marymount University.
Giovanna began her career as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Outer Island of Yap District in Micronesia where she created a pre-school Head Start program and taught English as a second language.
She now spends much of her time travelling. exploring other cultures around the world and documenting her interactions and experiences photographically. She and her husband hold dual American and Italian citizenship and work to encourage the bond between her relatives on both sides of the Atlantic.