Millions of individuals worldwide are international migrants. Immigration involves a displacement with significant effects on family and social life. When people immigrate to a new country, they go through a process of a acculturation. Acculturation is the process of social, psychological and cultural change that stems from mixing cultures. The effects of acculturation can be seen on multiple levels. Due to intensive worldwide migration, the need to more fully understand how migrants adapt and cope is imperative. A qualified mental health professional can help with the challenges one might face with immigration and acculturation.
Local Experts in Immigration/Acculturation
Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy
I work with ex-pats, bi-cultural couples. I worked in many countries in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Oceania. I am vey familiar with the challenge of keeping your own traditions, culture while living in a different country where you need to adapt to another culture.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy
In addition to my work as a therapist, I also work in refugee and immigrant services. I have extensive experience supporting clients through the immigration and resettlement process. I have also supported clients dealing with culture shock, cultural identity development, and intergenerational challenges.