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Karen Rigatti Certified Counselor

Karen Rigatti

Karen Rigatti is a Certified Counselor based in Milan since 2008. She provides counseling in an outpatient setting, working primarily with ex-pats, helping them develop more effective communication and coping strategies, to better manage interpersonal challenges and embrace the changes in their lives. Karen counsels individuals, couples and young adults with an emphasis on cultural adjustment, couples counseling, intercultural relationship and family issues, anxiety, stress, and pregnancy and new parenthood. Karen is a member of AssoCounseling in Italy and the American Counseling Association.

With a B.A. in Psychology from the United States, more than 10 years in the corporate world of attorney recruiting, a Masters in Counseling in Milan and, most importantly, countless hard-earned lessons from years of inter-cultural life abroad, Karen has developed a deep understanding of life as an expat. She knows the trials – and joys – of living in a foreign country and she enjoys working with clients from all over the world to help them reach their personal objectives for improved emotional health.

 

Sessions are held both online and in-person, and the EU’s Vaccine Passport guidelines are followed for all in-person sessions.

 

What we like about them

  From years of inter-cultural life abroad, Karen understands expat life from first hand experience.
  Can help with effective communication for intercultural couples.
  Can help navigate the emotional and psychological shifts that accompany becoming a parent outside of your home country.

In their own words

I understand that life as an ex-pat can be challenging and that anxiety, self doubt and overwhelm can make you feel like you are struggling to get by. I’ve learned that facing new parenthood far from home requires education, perspective and support. I know that inter-cultural relationships have their own brand of hurdles and that parenthood for cross-cultural families can sometimes leave both parents feeling adrift.” Karen Rigatti

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