Expats, Repats & Third Culture Kids

Transitions Therapy International provides online psychotherapy, counselling, coaching and consulting services worldwide.  A chance to confidentially explore your circumstances with an expatriate therapist and discover new possibilities toward developing your potential.

As an expat, as well as an expatriate therapist, Teri fully understands the adventures, joys, obsticles and difficulties which are part of the expat and repat experience.  She personally understands the complexity of raising Third Culture Kids as well as navigating foreign educational systems.

Transitions understands acclimatizing to a new culture and trying to cope with new obstacles, can feel overwhelming. This can lead to feelings of frustration, anxiety or low mood.  You may develop feelings of isolation when realizing your usual support networks are thousands of miles away.  Repatriation can be an equally distressing time, which is often overlooked or dismissed.

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Face-to-face & Online Services

Transitions specializes in providing online services to expatriates, repatriates, third culture kids and third culture adults.  According to research from the University of Zurich, “Psychotherapy via internet as good as, if not better than face-to-face consultations.”

Online emotional support services are provided, via a secured HIPAA compliant telehealth service.  Therapy and counselling are offered for people suffering from difficulties such as culture shock, cultural acclimatization, loneliness, isolation, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, low self-esteem and burnout, in addition to a range of other difficulties.

Coaching and consulting services are provided for those who are interested in personal, professional and career development.  Transitions can help individuals discover a more resourceful way of achieving their goals.

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Qualifications & Specialities

Transitions Therapy International’s founder and principal therapist is Teri Sand, MEd (University of Cambridge) – England, MA (Couns/Psych) – England,  BA,  DipCouns,  PostGradCert, WCPC. Teri specializes in working with expats, repats and third culture kids (TCK’s), as well as having a specialization in Existential Psychotherapy.

In addition to the credentials listed above – Teri has completed additional trainings and workshops at numerous institutions including, but not limited to, WPF London, University of Oxford, University of Maastricht, and De Faculteit voor Mens en Samenlevine.

Teri, both personally and professionally, understands the importance of offering online services.  As a trailing spouse, she has accompanied her husband to each of his new jobs in different countries and discovered that it can be very difficult to locate a face-to-face therapist who speaks English.

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