Expat Therapy

Reasons To Try Online Therapy Specialized for Expats

Being an expat is hard at times! Some moments are Instagrammable, but not all. In fact, many are not. Expats face unique situations that very few people understand.  Going to expat specific therapy allows you to heal and grow with a therapist that understands your unique context.

Wherever You Go, There You Are

Many mental health challenges do not change because your location changes.  You take your issues with you wherever you go. You cannot outrun them. Factors such as work pressure, language barriers, isolation, and uncertainty exacerbate pre-existing or latent mental health concerns. Therapy offers a proactive approach to managing stress, anxiety, depression, and other concerns.

Family & Friends Do Not Make Good Therapists

Family and friends, expats or not, are well intentioned when they offer words of advice and support.  But they also have an emotional stake in the situation that makes anything they say inherently biased.  Also, they often listen to respond.  A therapist listens to understand.  Therapists are also emotionally distant, so there is much less bias in what they say. Therapists hold advanced degrees, have completed 

English speaking therapists for expats

years of residency and meet continuing education requirements annually.  They are trained professionals who understand the complexities of our social and emotional states. With Apricity, there is the added benefit of having a therapist who not only has all of the training and experience of other therapists, but they too are living the expat adventure and understand your experience on a deeper level then friends and family. 

Continuity of Care

Because all of our services are online, our therapists can go where you go. You do not have to change therapists because you move.

We Understand Trailing Spouses

To put it simply, four out of our five therapists have been or currently are trailing spouses.  We get it.  Being an accompanying partner can cause a loss of identity, necessitate frequent reinventions of ourselves and force us to carry the emotional load of the entire family.  Let’s talk about all of that and more. 

Private Space to Discuss Relationships

Expat relationships can be challenged in very unique ways. We all know the stress of home leave and/or what it feels like to live in a “fish bowl.”  Therapy can provide a private space to explore and address relationship issues. We, too, have communication breakdowns, cultural clashes, and difficulties in maintaining long-distance relationships. 

Personal growth and self-discovery

Living abroad offers a unique opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery. Therapy can facilitate this process by helping expats explore their values and goals, and supporting them in making the most of their international experience. Through self-reflection and introspection, individuals can enhance their self-awareness, develop resilience, and cultivate a sense of empowerment.

Bottom Line: Expat therapy is a good thing

In summary, therapy offers expatriates a valuable space for emotional support, stress management, relationship support, and personal growth. It can be a transformative tool for navigating the challenges and embracing the opportunities that come with the expat experience.

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