Therapy for Expats

Professional online counselling for expats, humanitarian workers, and travellers

Are you living in a cross-cultural context and feeling:

  • Exhausted and completely overwhelmed
  • Stressed and anxious
  • Depressed
  • Unsure of where to go in the future or which decision to make
  • Lonely and stuck

Are you experiencing:

  • Loss of self-esteem and confidence (you don’t recognise yourself anymore)
  • Loss of identity
  • Culture shock or reverse culture shock
  • Challenging family dynamics due to relocation

I would love to partner with you

I am passionate about helping expats thrive in living abroad and I would love to partner with you as you navigate the ups and downs of life overseas. I have been an expat myself and understand the unique dynamics of life abroad.

What to Expect

  • Authenticity

    I am an every-day, down-to-earth person and I avoid top-down relationships, admit to my own shortcomings, and meet my clients on a personal, human level.

  • Connection/Community

    We are built for connection; when we truly experience healthy connection and community, so much can change and be restored.

  • Curiosity

    I am a life-long learner; I hold a strong curiosity about the world and believe in “further up and further in.”

  • Collaboration

    I believe in the ‘village’ and I highly value collaboration with others whose work intersects with mine, whether other mental health professionals, artists, faith leaders, NGOs, and more.

  • Respect

    I highly respect the autonomy of my clients and their process, and hold space for all individuals, regardless of religion, sexuality, gender, age, or ethnicity.

  • Consistency

    I am trustworthy and I do what I say that I will do.

Yes, I use only HIPAA compliant, secure technology for my sessions and the storage of my notes. Confidentiality is of top importance and I do everything in my power to make sure this is the case, especially through the internet. If you would like more information about which specific programs I use, I am happy to answer any questions!

Within Canada, I can see clients who are located in all provinces and territories, except for Quebec (due to provincial regulations). 

Technology offers a lot of flexibility and many of my clients live all over the world, especially in the Middle East. I have to follow the regulations for counsellors/therapists in the country where each client is located. Unfortunately, due to this, I am unable to see clients who are in the US.

However, if you are from or located in a country where I have never seen a client, I am happy to do research on the regulations in that country as part of deciding whether we are a good fit.

That's no problem! I offer a free 20 minute consultation without any pressure to book a session afterwards. It is really important to me that both of us feel good about working together.

I have in the past and may again in the future, but at this point I currently see clients exclusively online.

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I use an integrated approach to therapy, as I believe that this offers endless possibilities for exploration; however, I mostly draw from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. See my blog for more information.

Education

  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counselling from Briercrest Seminary (2017)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, minor in Psychology from Trinity Western University (2012)

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (#10000991), with the professional designation of Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)
  • Middle East Psychological Association

Additional training

  • Motivational Interviewing (2017)
  • Certificate in TeleMental Health and Digital Ethics - Zur Institute (2019)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Beginners (2019)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Trauma (2019)

Work with me

60 minute individual therapy sessions.
120 CAD + HST (5%) - approx. 90 USD/80 EUR

I offer a free 20 minute consultation without any pressure to book a session afterwards. It is really important to me that both of us feel good about working together.

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