Learn some practical tips from two certified financial planners from BDF LLC (Kristina Caragiulo and Nick Cosky of BDF LLC in Chicago) on navigating your financial concerns during these challenging times. Also - learn from ADAA member and co-chair of the Public Education Committee - Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA - about how to cope with worries and fears about finances during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Dr. Debra Kissen is CEO of Light On Anxiety CBT Treatment Center. Dr. Kissen specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Kissen is the author of the Panic Workbook for Teens, Rewire Your Anxious Brains for Teens: Using CBT, Neuroscience, and Mindfulness to Help You End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry (The Instant Help Solutions Series) and the soon to be released Break Free from Intrusive Thoughts: An Evidence-Based Guide for Managing Fear and Finding Peace. Dr. Kissen also has a special interest in the principles of mindfulness and their application for anxiety disorders. Dr. Kissen has presented her research on CBT and mindfulness-based treatments for anxiety and related disorders at regional and national conferences. Dr. Kissen is the Co-Chair of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America Public Education Committee. Dr. Kissen was the recipient of the 2020 Gratitude for Giving Spirit Award and the 2018 Anxiety Depression Association of America Member of Distinction Award.
Dr. Kissen often serves as a media psychologist and is available for press inquiries and strives to further the dissemination of empirically supported treatment (EST) information by offering user friendly quotes and simple to understand, practical tips and solutions to help mental health consumers move past stress and anxiety.
Kristina Caragiulo is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, and a Senior Advisor at BDF LLC, an independent private wealth management firm in Chicago. In her role at BDF, Kristina works with clients to help them turn their goals into reality. Kristina is also a part of BDF’s Divorce Practice Group, where she helps individuals going through divorce come out of the process on strong financial footing and ready for the next chapter of their lives. Her passion is building relationships – she loves to provide people financial peace of mind.
Nick Cosky is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, and one of the owners of BDF LLC, an independent private wealth management firm in Chicago. Nick recognizes that working with clients is about more than helping them navigate their finances. Many clients come to BDF with a great understanding of certain aspects of their financial lives, but they need help in other areas to pull the whole picture together. Adding understanding or knowledge where it is needed, Nick helps his clients create a holistic view of what they can achieve during their lifetime.