Carolyn Rathjen

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Carolyn Rathjen is an American clinical social worker living in Rome, Italy. She works as a psychotherapist and leads workshops for expat parents and college students studying abroad. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College and a Master of Social Work from Simmons College in Boston. Carolyn’s blog, Self-Disclosures of an Expat Therapist aims to combine her background as a psychotherapist and writer to inspire self-reflection, growth and healing and to normalize the human struggle through sharing relevant personal experiences. Her work has appeared in Hip Mama.