Do you feel lonely and disconnected from the surrounding culture? Are you struggling to make friends and find a support system? Has living abroad exacerbated problems with your spouse or your children?
Although moving abroad can bring lots of excitement and adventure, it also comes with a variety of challenges. Many expats feel a deep sense of loneliness, either due to missing the loved ones they left behind or the difficulties of making new friends in a foreign environment. Work can be demanding and time-consuming, putting a strain on marriages, especially if one spouse is not working. When kids are involved, the expat life comes with a whole new set of worries—adjusting to a new school, developing a social life, and coping emotionally with the new environment.
Therapy for expats can help
If you find yourself struggling with homesickness, prolonged culture shock, guilt for leaving your family, identity issues, or loneliness and lack of support, therapy can help you live a happier and more successful life.
Being an expat can either create unique difficulties (such as homesickness) or exacerbate issues that already existed (anxiety, depression, relationship problems etc.) Moving to another country is a stressful experience, and studies show that expats are at a greater risk of developing mental health problems.
Having lived as expats ourselves in Korea, Germany, and Chile, we have experienced the cultural divide and understand the challenges this change can bring.
Through our therapy sessions, we can help you cope with feelings of depression and anxiety, develop connections within the culture you are living, and improve your relationships with your spouse and kids.
Reach out for help
Living away from home doesn’t mean you have to be alone. For online therapy for expats, contact us today. Call now to schedule a complimentary consultation, or just fill out the contact form and press Send.Please share this post!