After having this blog for a little over a month, I´ve finally published a tab that includes information about the therapy services I offer both in Madrid (in-person sessions) as well as online (for those living outside of Madrid seeking an English-speaking therapist).
While traveling, studying or living abroad brings with it a lot of excitement and adventure, it also involves numerous changes in terms of location, language, customs, support system, etc. All of these changes and the stress they entail can exacerbate already present psychological conditions, or trigger new ones. Some possible reasons that someone living or traveling abroad may wish to seek therapy include:
- Prolonged Culture Shock and other problems associated with Cultural Adaptation
- Identity issues associated with being an expat, especially those related to moving abroad to accompany your partner
- Guilt for living away from your family
- Loneliness and difficulties associated with a lack of familiar support system
The article ¨Are Expatriates At Greater Risk of Developing Mental Health Problems,¨ cites a joint study carried out by Chestnut Global Partners and The Truman Group in which the following was found:
- Three times as many expatriate as U.S.-based workers claimed that they experienced feelings of being trapped/depressed.
- Twice as many expatriates as U.S.-based workers revealed that they experienced anxiousness or nervousness.
Those living abroad may also wish to seek therapy for anxiety, depression, eating disorders and other mental health concerns that have appeared since the move abroad, or have resurfaced following relocation.
If you are living abroad, whether in Madrid or in another location, and you believe that you might benefit from therapy, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me for more information about rates, hours and the type of therapy I offer.