Living overseas can be an exciting and fulfilling experience. But it can also be lonely, stressful and uncertain. In my experience as an expat, when it’s good, it’s great. When it’s bad, it’s really hard.
The complexities of life don’t stop when you move to a new country. Living away from friends, family and supports can make the ordinary ups and downs of life even more challenging. Family members get sick, marriages falter and people feel depressed or anxious. And when you need to talk to someone, it is often hard to find a therapist who speaks your language and understands your issues.
I have 20 years of experience providing counselling to people struggling with transitions, identity, sadness and anxiety. I have lived overseas for 12 years of my life and understand the issues that expats face. I have a masters degree in Clinical Social Work, a degree specifically focused on counselling, and am a licensed independent social worker in the State of Massachusetts in the US.