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Individual counseling

Individual counseling (available in Italian, English or French) aims to help you identify and resolve situations of difficulty and discomfort, as well as develop your personal resources, through a track created together.

Topics Discussed

Study methods, time management, difficulties in managing stress and anxiety, distress to handle interpersonal relationships (with other students, roommates, or with faculty members), to get used to the "Italian life style" and of course effects of personal, emotional or family problems.

The video/phone call is confidential and free of charge

Make an appointment


by emailing at counseling@unibocconi.it
by going in person to the office in Piazza Sraffa 13, first floor, room 110— reference person: Mrs. Laura Gatto

*(during this period making an appointment in person by going to Counseling office is suspended)


the appointments take place in Piazza Sraffa 13

* due to the exceptional nature of the current situation, the usual sessions that have until now been conducted in person with Counselors will be conducted through Microsoft "Teams", by video call or phone call. For further information, please contact Mrs. Laura Gatto, by emailing at counseling@unibocconi.it


Counselors who speak English or French are available from 9:00am to 04:00pm, usually on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from September to July


Mrs. Camille-Annabelle Bertrand (English and French)
Mrs. Karen Rigatti (English)

In Their Own Words ...

"I had trouble getting used to the Italian way of life. We made an action plan with real life exercises to deal with practical problems. 
The Counseling and Self-Empowerment Service helps international students integrating in both University and Italy. Whenever I am stuck and don't know what to do for my studies or my personal issues, I'll go to the 
Counseling Service to get my priorities on track. They help ask relevant questions that I can't think of and this is how the Counseling and Self-Empowerment Service helps me straighten  things out and make important decisions". Allison

"When I arrived on campus I felt a little lost: new life, new schedule, and lots of expectations and responsibilities. I wasn't at the top of the class anymore and I was starting to doubt my choices. When family and personal interferences were added to the mix, I sought help at the Counseling and Self-Empowerment Service. After a few meetings I learned how to reorganize my time and motivate myself. Everything got back into order and I could begin enjoying student life". Francesca

"At the beginning of the first year of my Master of Science I started feeling very confused and insecure, not only because of the exams and the new program, which I knew were going to be really hard, but also because I didn't have a clear perspective about what I was going to do in my future and what my work expectations were. I discovered the Counseling and Self-Empowerment Service on the Bocconi website and I immediately contacted them. Thanks to them, I received more than just help with my academic problems: I can say that it has represented a real turning point in many areas of my life. I learned a lot of ways and methods to better manage my anxiety and stress, the organization of my time and how to best face my interpersonal relationships, and in fact, my results during the MSc improved a lot compared to the undergrad as well as my relationship with my professors and colleagues". Logan


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