FOSTERING EXPATRIATE RESILIENCE
Supporting Expats, Humanitarian Workers and Development Professionals Globally
Resilience is the ability to cope when things go wrong, to meet challenges without falling apart and to bounce back in the face of difficulties.
Living and working outside your country of origin is full of exciting and novel experiences - new languages, new foods, new ways of life. But it can also come with unexpected challenges in work, parenting and daily life, often without the support of friends, family and systems at home.
I have chosen an expatriate life myself. I occupy a unique position to understand all the challenges of relocation, dislocation and adjustment. Expatriate life requires continual adjustment and readjustment. This can be exhilarating and exhausting.
I have been working with expatriates from many countries since 2004, helping them adjust to new cultures, deal with professional and personal issues, trauma/PTSD, addictions, emotion regulation, and life transitions.
I'm proud to have worked with Konterra Group since their inception, providing remote therapy and on-site support to humanitarians and international staff around the globe. I have provide support and fostered resilience in conflict and post-disaster zones, including Afghanistan and Iraq. I regularly support staff and managers working in humanitarian response and development programs.
I provide therapy in Bangkok, Thailand at my office at Psychological Services International and online.