If you're an expat and all you see online about what it's like to live in another country are the insta-filtered versions of events, well, I'm here to tell you: I see you. It's okay to be not okay. Instead of trying to avoid these negative feelings, lean into them, hear what they're trying to tell you.
Relationships and More
If you were to ask someone what are some healthy relationship characteristics, they might say trust, honesty, respect, affection, partnership... the list goes on and on. All those are important and can help foster a healthy relationship, but what I want to propose here are four fundamental characteristics on which relational health can be built on....
Cross Cultural Relationships face unique challenges. Therapy can help.
Let's take a look at some of the unique advantages of cross cultural relationships, and next week we'll look at how relationship counseling may be able to assist in harnessing those strengths.
What are some challenges and unique strengths that people in cross cultural relationships possess? In the next few weeks, we will be releasing a series of articles that explore these very questions.
My clients often ask me how much it actually helps to talk about and vent their feelings, and say that their bad feelings remain even after a few sessions. So, what exactly is the point of paying a professional to listen to their problems?
As mental health professionals, we take into account a person's bio-psycho-social factors, genetic makeup, and life experiences. We use the information provided by clients to understand how they develop their worldview, habitual thought patterns, coping mechanisms, as well as underlying sense of self, others, and the world in general. We aim to...