Dr. Bridget Rutigliano, LPC-MHSP, ACS, NCC is an assistant faculty member in the Counseling Department at University of the Cumberlands. She is a licensed counselor and approved clinical supervisor in Tennessee. She maintains a virtual private practice serving children, adolescents, and adults. However, most of her current work is with children and parents and their parent-child relationships. She is active in the profession and is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and Tennessee Counseling Association (TCA). She has guest lectured and presented on topics she specializes in such as ASD, parenting, early childhood, and sensory integration relating to child development and behavior. Her research interests include early childhood, parent-child relationships and attachments, women’s issues, wellness, and leadership. She currently resides just outside of Nashville, TN with her husband and son. She enjoys staying active and spending time with her family.

PhD Counselor Education & Supervision, University of the Cumberlands, 2022
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Adams State University, 2016
BA Health Science, Mercy College, 2012

Child and Adolescent Counseling, Parenting, Parent-Child Relationships, Well-Being, Leadership

  • Rutigliano, B. E., Randolph, A. L., & Park, C. N. (2023). Understanding Parents’ Self-Awareness of Their Parenting Style(s) and Its Influences on Their Parenting Choices - A Grounded Theory Study. The Family Journal, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/10664807231163268
  • Randolph, A., Hermann-Turner, K. M. Kepic, M., & Rutigliano, B. (2022). The Mythical Notion of Work-Life Balance: Mothers and Parenting in a Pandemic. Presentation delivered at the American Counseling Association 2022 Virtual Conference Experience.
  • Rutigliano, B. & Jasinski, A. (2018). ACEs: Inflection Points for Intervention – A Panel Discussion. Presentation delivered at the Sixth Annual System of Care Across Tennessee (SOCAT) Conference. Murfreesboro, TN.