Psychotherapy is a dynamic process where two parties, you and me, bond. We became active partners in the search for your development and self-discovery. My goal as a licensed psychologist is to create a comfortable, friendly and safe environment, in which you can identify and overcome those internal or external barriers that are impacting you emotionally, stopping you from becoming a better self.
Empathy is an essential tool we need to count on while starting the journey. Together we build the process based on the idea that YOU are an expert on yourself, and I am an expert on psychotherapeutic techniques.
This process can at times evoke anxiety, fear, anger, frustration, loneliness and dependency feelings, but all these unpleasant realities can be worked out.
I believe that we don’t get depressed for what happen to us, but for the explanation we give ourselves about it and what we do for it. Keeping that in mind, the focus during therapy is on replacing fantasy, myth and untrue stories you have told to yourself with a new explanation we will find together. This process can at times evoke anxiety, fear, anger, frustration, loneliness and dependency feelings. All these unpleasant realities can be worked out, leading you to more happiness and healthier relationships. The idea is not to change you, but to build awareness, compassion, understanding, respect, empathy and acceptance toward yourself and others.

PSYCOTHERAPY FOR EXPATS


I have traveled all my life since I was a child. My parents worked for a foreign office as diplomats, so we had to move from one country to another every four years. Later on, as an adult, I kept on traveling with study purposes or just to enjoy the different cultures. All these experiences gave me the opportunity to learn different languages and helped me be sensitive to different cultures, open minded and aware that there are alternative ways of doing things.
Living abroad, in a different culture than our own, means dealing with lots of challenges. I discovered that I am able to help people go through this process because on one hand, I had the personal experience, and on the other, I have the necessary professional tools to do it as the Psychologist I am.
Expatriation can be both an exciting adventure and a challenging process. Regardless of what country you are from, everybody has to go through a period of cultural adjustment. Adapting to a new culture can make you feel confused, stressed and disoriented. This is what professionals call “Cultural Shock”. The most common symptoms are:
  • Extreme homesickness.
  • Social anxiety which leads to avoiding people.
  • Physical pain and sleep difficulties.
  • Difficulties to concentrate and study.
  • Irritability and nervousness.
  • Exhaustion for no apparent reason.
If you are an expat and feel any of these symptoms, seek for professional help. Remember, you don’t have to struggle alone.
A person who migrates can not only suffer from Cultural Shock, but they may also have another sort of personal struggles. Sometimes people leave their place with the fantasy of leaving their problems as well, but this not always works this way. Getting help to sort out your difficulties will help you succeed in your life as an expat.

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