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  • 00:10

    Studio Karen Rigatti - Professional Counseling in Milan: Couples counseling

    in Education

    In this episode, Karen Rigatti discusses how self-esteem is an important part of the expat experience. Often couples have conflicts when the stay-at-home partner feels isolated while the other has the regular routine provided by a job and colleagues. Overwhelm is a common problem for a non-Italian spouse who has to rely on the Italian partner for large parts of her life that she previously managed herself.


    In her English-speaking counseling practice in Milan, Italy, Karen Rigatti helps couples with relationship issues, parenting of a new baby and culture shock and other challenges faced by expats. As a certified professional counselor,she specializes in working with clients on stress management, anxiety, life transitions (marriage, divorce, new parenthood), work-related conflicts, couples therapy, and cross cultural issues. Her office is centrally located in the Bocconi University area, overlooking Parco Ravizza.


    Karen has made Milan her home since 2008. Originally from the US, she specializes in helping other English-speakers improve their quality of life through professional counseling.


    Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Karen graduated with a degree in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She transferred to San Francisco and then London, before moving to Milan where she lives with her two daughters who were born here.


    Prior to opening her counseling practice, she led the European Recruiting team at the London office of international law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and she began her career in mental health as Admissions Director of Behavioral Health at Northern Virginia Doctor’s Hospital.


    Karen is a member of both the American Counseling Association and AssoCounseling in Italy, holding a Master’s degree in Counseling from the Centro Berne in Milan.


    The best way to connect with Karen is through her website www.KarenRigatti.com or by telephone 349 130 5648

  • Spiritual Counseling

    in Spirituality

    To discuss relationship, social and spiritual topics in a open forum

  • 00:15

    Professional Counseling in Milan for Couples, Parents and Expat Culture Shock

    in Education

    In her English-speaking counseling practice in Milan, Italy, Karen Rigatti helps couples with relationship issues, parenting of a new baby and culture shock and other challenges faced by expats. As a certified professional counselor,she specializes in working with clients on stress management, anxiety, life transitions (marriage, divorce, new parenthood), work-related conflicts, couples therapy, and cross cultural issues. Her office is centrally located in the Bocconi University area, overlooking Parco Ravizza.


    Karen has made Milan her home since 2008. Originally from the US, she specializes in helping other English-speakers improve their quality of life through professional counseling.


    Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Karen graduated with a degree in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She transferred to San Francisco and then London, before moving to Milan where she lives with her two daughters who were born here.


    Prior to opening her counseling practice, she led the European Recruiting team at the London office of international law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and she began her career in mental health as Admissions Director of Behavioral Health at Northern Virginia Doctor’s Hospital.


    Karen is a member of both the American Counseling Association and AssoCounseling in Italy, holding a Master’s degree in Counseling from the Centro Berne in Milan.


    The best way to connect with Karen is through her website www.KarenRigatti.com or by telephone 349 130 5648


     

  • 00:24

    The Fears of Counseling

    in Self Help

    Many people need and want counseling, but not without a handful of fears.  Counseling can be a scary thing. It’s a huge step for people to step into a unfamiliar territory. Know this -- real people go to counseling.


    At some point in life one could say - I’m all messed up - in a sense. Many times the people who really have problems are the ones who don’t think they have any problems – and that’s a problem.


    Putting an end to the needless delay of counseling is key. So let’s address the pros and cons to counseling and how to get started.


    BONUS INTERVIEW:  Kenneth Lord of Disciples of the Christ


    MUSIC SPONOSOR:  TonyWHOA God Box

  • 00:30

    Premiere Show- Covenant Counseling Minute

    in Romance

    For more information about the Covenant Counseling Center, please go to our website: www.covenantcounselor.com.  

  • 00:11

    Couples therapy: becoming parents to the new baby

    in Education

    Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings. Couples can learn how to prepare for life with their new baby and how to be the best parenting team possible by finding new ways to strengthen their relationship, and foster their baby’s development during this challenging time.


    In her English-speaking counseling practice in Milan, Italy, Karen Rigatti helps couples with relationship issues, parenting of a new baby and culture shock and other challenges faced by expats. As a certified professional counselor,she specializes in working with clients on stress management, anxiety, life transitions (marriage, divorce, new parenthood), work-related conflicts, couples therapy, and cross cultural issues. Her office is centrally located in the Bocconi University area, overlooking Parco Ravizza.


    Karen has made Milan her home since 2008. Originally from the US, she specializes in helping other English-speakers improve their quality of life through professional counseling.


    Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Karen graduated with a degree in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She transferred to San Francisco and then London, before moving to Milan where she lives with her two daughters who were born here.


    Karen is a member of both the American Counseling Association and AssoCounseling in Italy, holding a Master’s degree in Counseling from the Centro Berne in Milan.


    The best way to connect with Karen is through her website www.KarenRigatti.com or by telephone 349 130 5648

  • 01:58

    Corrections Counseling - Behavioral Management in Community Corrections

    in Training

    Brought to you by The American Public Safety Training Institute (TAPSTI) www.tapsti.org, this 2 hour session will be reviewing the effectiveness of community-based supervision. Today we have drug courts, gun courts, domestic violence courts, mental health courts, boot camps, intensive supervision, residential treatment, and so on. We really do not have enough research on how effective the supervision is of offenders under different programs. Using Albert Robert's work entitled "Correctional Counseling and Treatment" we will take a look at existing literature on programs and supervision, we will identify different theoretical frameworks for new models for offender supervision, and describe a model of behavioral management for offenderscorrectional counseling and rehabilitation within the prison system that uses engagement, early change, sustained change, and reinforcers over a period of 18 months to give us the end result we hope will be realized - an offender who will not reoffend. 

  • 02:00

    Corrections Counseling - Overview and Interview with an Ex-Offender

    in Training

    Brought to you by The American Public Safety Training Institute (TAPSTI) www.tapsti.org, this 2 hour session reviews correctional counseling and rehabilitation within the prison system. Correctional counseling is intended to transform a convicted felon, to rehabilitate them, into a responsible and productive member of our society. Those within correctional counseling understand the focus on the profession is on changing individual behavior and this often requires a complex mix of counseling, vocational training, social coaching, and academic enhancement. This session includes the findings of a nationwide survey on state correctional counseling and treatment. Using Albert Robert's work entitled "Correctional Counseling and Treatment" we will take a look at how the staffing patterns across the country, the medical, the mental health, the academic and the vocational training needs of offenders are being handled over twenty different state departments of corrections (DOCs).  "John" joins us as an ex-offender who explains how he got into the prison system, what he did, what counseling did for him, and what his life has been like since his release after 6 1/2 years. 

  • 00:10

    Managing Holiday Stress by Managing Your Daily Habits

    in Education

    Here we go again...the holidays.  For some, it really is the most wonderful time of the year, but for many of us, it's more of a mixed bag: stress, added expenses, family (with all the good and bad), travel, illness, and yes, the food, fun and general festivities, too.  There's nothing new in being more frazzled at this time of year, but wouldn't it be nice to feel less frazzled?  Whatever your approach to self-care is throughout the rest of the year, the holiday season is when your daily and weekly routines - your habits - are more fragile than ever.  With all the additional demands on our time and the increased number of emotional stressors, we risk letting go of the very things that keep us on a more even keel, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, depleted and having a lot less fun than we'd like. By keeping a few guiding principles in mind, you can be more emotionally prepared to handle the stress of the holidays, and feel like your best self in the meantime.

  • 00:14

    Convincing A Loved One To Get Counseling-Dr. Mark S. Komrad

    in Family

    When a loved  one needs mental health counseling, the hardest thing about it is getting them to show up for the sessions explained Dr. Mark Komrad, a psychiatrist and author, to Lon Dec. 7, 2015.  In this interview, Dr. Komrad shares a few tips how to do that from his popular book: “You Need Help: a step-by-step guide to convince a loved one to get counseling.”


    Contact: Mark Komrad M.D. 410-494-4411 mkomrad@aol.com www.youneedhelpbook.com


    Lon Woodbury 208-267-7717 lonwoodbury@gmail.com www.strugglingteens.com


     


    This is one of a series of short interviews about new developments in the network of private, parent-choice residential schools and programs helping struggling teens and young adults. The guests are innovative leaders in this network.  To hear other interviews in this series, click on "Follow" above, or click on  The Woodbury Report or www.strugglingteens.com

  • 00:36

    Coaching and Counseling: Working Together

    in Education

    Terri is joined by Dr. John Mlinarcik and Matt Swartz of PCS-Counseling, where John's team provides a combination of counseling and coaching services. Can these two different approaches work together? How are they the same, and how do they differ? Bridging the gap, today, on Coaching Impact Radio!


    Coaching Impact Radio. Brought to you by Impact Coaching Academy.