Online Therapy

Flexible Online Therapy that Suits Your Global Lifestyle

Online Therapy

Flexible Online Therapy that Suits Your Global Lifestyle

What is online therapy and is it for me?

Online therapy is particularly well suited to meet the challenges of people living globally mobile lifestyles. My clients are frequently digital nomads, cross-culture people, young people making the transition to university, and expats—people who deal with the ups and downs of a nomadic lifestyle each and every day. 

Because for all its flexibility, world travel and new experiences, the life of a globally mobile person can present unique challenges that strain our mental health. Difficulties can include: 

    • Missing out on relationships back home
    • Longing for a steady and predictable daily, monthly, and weekly routine
    • Feeling out of place, unique, or like a stranger wherever you go
    • Trouble connecting with peers and making friends
    • Lack of emotional security
    • Difficulty communicating
    • Sense of restlessness or “lack of a home base”
    • Depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders—sometimes PTSD
    • Lack of a stable support network when experiencing lows, depression, or other mental health challenges

When Online works really well:

Aside from the stressors that go along being globally mobile, the lifestyle itself creates obstacles and challenges to seeking help through therapy and counselling, which tends to exacerbate the problem. To extend the benefits of online integrative arts therapy to the entire global community, I conduct all sessions online via Skype. This is especially useful when:

You live in a remote location

Many of my clients live in remote places without easy access to a therapist in their area. With online therapy, all you need is a private space where you’ll be undisturbed, a stable internet connection and an open mind.

You need a therapist who understands

That is, someone who is culturally competent and has extensive experience working with digital nomads, expats, third-culture kids, and other members of the global community.

You’re just too busy

Maybe you have a demanding job that requires long hours and time on the weekends. Or maybe your work/life schedule makes squeezing in time for in-person sessions difficult (if not impossible). Online therapy gives you flexibility without forgoing the important benefits of regular therapy.

Your occupation frequently takes you away from home

This is common, especially for people living and working abroad. Often, people with international occupations and lifestyles are not ‘home’ long enough to schedule and attend a therapy session in person, let alone do the laundry and unpack. Online therapy goes where you go and fits in with your busy schedule.

Seeing a therapist feels culturally unacceptable

Unfortunately, not all cultures embrace or condone therapy as an acceptable path to achieving mental health and well-being. Online therapy offers a private and anonymous way to seek help with an experienced professional therapist.

In-person therapy gives you social anxiety

This is very understandable. Seeking therapy can feel intimidating or create high levels of anxiety, especially for people dealing with complex mental health issues. Online therapy provides a chance to meet with a therapist without having to leave your home, providing some comfort and security to reach out.

Illness or physical handicap

For some clients, a long term illness or physical handicap could make leaving home for therapy difficult. With online therapy, your sessions come to you within the comfort of your own home.

Issues I can help with

Though depression, anxiety, adjustment and transition issues are the most common conditions that I treat, these conditions are usually rooted in the distinct mental health challenges that globally mobile people face.

Many of my clients often feeling generally out of place, or like a stranger wherever they go. Some clients have trouble building lasting relationships, or feel a constant lack of emotional security that creates stress. Having difficulty communicating due to new languages and cultures can be difficult, too.

All of these challenges create various mental health conditions, of which I have extensive experience treating the following:

 

  • Abuse
  • Addiction(s)
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment disorders
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Bullying or Harassment
  • Career counselling
  • Childhood related issues
  • Culture shock
  • Depression
  • Divorce Eating disorders
  • Eco-Anxiety
  • Family conflict
  • Isolation and Loneliness
  • Low self esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychological impact of physical illness
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Study related difficulties
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Transitions
  • Trauma
  • Work-related stress

Issues I can help with

Though depression, anxiety, adjustment and transition issues are the most common conditions that I treat, these conditions are usually rooted in the distinct mental health challenges that globally mobile people face.

Many of my clients often feeling generally out of place, or like a stranger wherever they go. Some clients have trouble building lasting relationships, or feel a constant lack of emotional security that creates stress. Having difficulty communicating due to new languages and cultures can be difficult, too.

All of these challenges create various mental health conditions, of which I have extensive experience treating the following:

 

  • Abuse
  • Addiction(s)
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment disorders
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Bullying or Harassment
  • Career counselling
  • Childhood related issues
  • Culture shock
  • Depression
  • Divorce Eating disorders
  • Eco-Anxiety
  • Family conflict
  • Isolation and Loneliness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Personality disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychological impact of physical illness
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-harm
  • Stress
  • Study related difficulties
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Transitions
  • Trauma
  • Work-related stress

 

Enjoy a private setting, accessible anywhere

Remote locations, or frequently changing locations, should not be an obstacle to therapy. Online therapy allows you to meet with me no matter where you are in the world in a comfortable, private, one-on-one setting. 

Work with a fellow “global nomad”

Not only do I provide online therapy for the global community, but I’m part of that community myself. I meet with all of my clients online and have designed my sessions to meet the needs of a lifestyle and background I am already very familiar with. Learn more about Simi

 

Get the care you need sooner

My schedule is not bound to the slow-moving processes that often characterize in-person therapy settings. You can easily book and attend your consultation and sessions online, without having to join a lengthy waitlist.

Questions about online therapy?

I offer all first-time clients a free 20-minute consultation