Being the mother of two young girls and having an inter-cultural family herself, she has a special focus on the unique challenges that new mothers face in a foreign country, ranging from interpersonal dynamics between the couple to parenting issues and beyond.
An American 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 in 2008 where she makes her home with her two daughters who were born here.
Prior to opening her counseling practice, she served as Director of Behavioral Health at Northern Virginia Doctor’s Hospital and led the European Recruiting team at the London office of international law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
Karen is an accredited member of both the American Counseling Association and AssoCounseling in Italy, holding a Master’s degree in Counseling from the Centro Berne in Milan.
You can read more about Karen and find her contact information at www.KarenRigatti.com