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  • 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


  • Spiritual Counseling

    in Spirituality

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

  • 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


  • 00:44

    Couples Counseling

    in Health

    Dr. Fiyah talks about how relationships are our greatest opportunity to grow

  • 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. 

  • 01:03

    A Couples' Roadmap to Recovery with Carol the Coach

    in Self Help

    Roane and Eva Hunter share their recovery journey from sexual addiction with Carol the Coach. Their story "Couples' Roadmap to Recovery - from False Intimacy to True Intimacy" will inspire  and motivate any addict and partner to know that there is not only hope but intimacy that results from this debilitating disorder. They will also talk about how to determine when it might be time to end a relationship that has been raveged by sexual addiction.

  • 00:31

    Counseling for Couples

    in Family

    What is the purpose of counseling?
    Who needs to go to counseling?
    When do you go to counseling?
    What will counseling yield?
    What has to happen to be successful in counseling?
    What are some resources that I can use in the meantime while i prepare to attend counseling and convince my mate to go to counseling?

  • 02:01

    Complimentarity: Thoughts for Afrikan Warrior Couples

    in Spirituality

    We are grateful and honored to have as a very special guest, Mwalimu Baruti to discuss Complimentarity of Afrikan coupling. The choices and decisions that guide how we go about coupling, chosing a mate, and creating families are very important and have an impact, not just on the individual but, the families, community and nation as a whole. For those who are truly serious about nation building, this is an important topic of discussion whether or not one is single, married, divorced, or anywhere in between.

    The Afrikan Family is under attack and we must unify in mind, spirit,body and purpose. The couple is the bedrock of the nation which is built by families that couples build and thus form society upon which a nation is built. As we strive toward self determination and building apart from our oppressors and return to true Black Afrikan Power!

    "It [is] imperative that we carefully choose our mates for Afrikan reasons. We must choose with vision. For we are the vanguard. We are soldiers in love with forming beautiful families, rearing happy, thinking children, building strong, lasting communities, raising a mighty nation and removing all enemies. For Afrikan warrior scholar complements, there is no other reason for being." -Mwalimu Baruti

  • 01:59

    Corrections Counseling - Assessment and Treatment of Juvenile Offenders

    in Training

    Brought to you by The American Public Safety Training Institute (TAPSTI) www.tapsti.org, this 2 hour session will review juvenile correctional counseling and rehabilitation within the prison system. From 1991 through to 2003, the number of juveniles housed in residential programs increased by 27 percent such that there were 96,000 juveniles across the country who were housed in residential programs (Snyder & Sickmund, 2006). Many of these had mental health issues including major depression, anxiety disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. The juvenile justice system in this country is faced with the same challenges as our adult correctional system in serving youth who may have one or more mental health disorders.  Using Albert Robert's work entitled "Correctional Counseling and Treatment" we will take a look at the assessment, classification, and treatment of juvenile offenders, risks of reoffending, and family inteventions.  

  • 00:54

    Keeping The Passion Inside Your Marriage with Couples Academy

    in Radio

    On This Episode of The Beautiful Butterfly Show, Brought to you by Vibration NetworkWe Welcome Special Guest Hasani Pettiford & Danielle Pettiford Founders of Couples Academy! https://www.facebook.com/CouplesAcademy

    Living out the principles they teach within their own marriage, Hasani and Danielle created Couples Academy, a relationship-based learning institute committed to placing couples on the path of fulfillment. 

    Collectively, they have spoken for more than 1,000 audiences throughout the U.S., Latin America and Africa. They provide keynotes, seminars, marriage conferences, couples retreats, coaching programs, as well as indivual and couple's counseling sessions. 

    Hasani and Danielle's expert advice has been sought after by national print, radio, online and television networks including TLC, CW Network, BET, TV-ONE, TBN, CBN, The Wendy Williams Show, The Michael Baisden Show, The Russ Parr Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show and several other national programs. Hasani and Danielle Pettiford have been happily married for 12 years and have four beautiful girls. 

    Couples Academy is a relationship-based learning institute committed to helping couples by placing them on the path to fulfillment. Whether you are a new or a seasoned couple, in turmoil or relational bliss, we provide the resources, help, support, encouragement and practical advice needed to make a relationship work.  

     To get started today call 678-200-8996  email us at info@couplesacademy.org. 

  • 01:02

    Go for what You Really Want in Your Relationship: Beyond Couples Counseling

    in Lifestyle

    Considered by many to be one of the leading thinkers in human development, Dr. Bob Wright (www.drbobwright.com) is an internationally recognized visionary, educator, program developer, author, speaker, relationships expert, entrepreneur, consultant, and executive coach.

    Dr. Bob Wright has demonstrated success in a wide variety of areas. He is an outstanding radio and television personality. Writing books on purpose in business and people skills, his work has been translated into multiple languages and sold over 200,000 copies around the globe.

    Dr. Bob founded the Graduate Institute for the Realization of Human Potential and the Foundation for Transformational Leadership. Dr. Bob Wright’s degrees include a BA in Sociology, MA in Communications, MSW in Clinical Social Work, and a Doctorate in Education, Leadership, and Change.

    Are you going for satisfaction in your relationship?

    Join Dr. Judith and Dr. Bob Wright as they offer excellent couples coaching to callers yearning to grow and engage in deeper connections.

    Listeners today will be getting:

    Two FREE Chapters from the book Transformed! The Science of Spectacular Living
    The Life Project Planner

    Want to be on the show? Contact george@wrightliving.com with your name, number, and question!