Online Counseling for Expats
The idea of living in a “faraway place” can be exhilarating. Living as an expat in a foreign country provides exposure to new cultures, customs, foods, music, and lifestyles that may be very different from where you grew up. Expats have a unique perspective that is somewhere in between “here” and “there”.
Perhaps you are living abroad for work, retirement, education, research or have moved to support a partner in their ventures. There are many aspects of emotional adjustment that expats might experience. It is not uncommon to feel isolated, depressed or estranged.
If you are living in a slower paced environment you may experience boredom or lack of motivation. If you are living in an area of extreme poverty you may experience feelings of cognitive dissonance about your own background. You may be a victim of crime in your host country. You may experience racism, discrimination and cynicism. Perhaps you feel conflicted between what you love about your host country and what you miss in your country of origin.
Some of these experiences may even lead to harmful behaviors such as excessive drinking, unhealthy relationships, social isolation and depression.
Having a safe place to process thoughts and feelings associated with your unique lifestyle as an expat can help you gain valuable insight about yourself and cultivate a healthy mindset that will allow you to get the most out of your experience.
The Global Wellness Center was developed to provide access to a trained mental health professional from any part of the world. It is specifically geared toward the unique experience of the expat lifestyle. Your online counseling journey can help you identify what you need to BE WELL and will assist you in creating a plan for getting there.