University Students

Get help making the transition to university and beyond

After spending your childhood as a cross-culture kid, living in various locations and countries with no true “home,” it can be difficult adjusting to life at university. It’s a transition that I’ve dealt with both personally and professionally, having helped cross-culture kids like you find their way in places like LSE (London School of Economics), RCA (Royal College of Art), and other higher-education settings.

Are you a cross-culture kid? 

Though there is no single definition of a cross-culture kid, there are experiences that most cross-culture kids share. As a cross-culture kid, you likely spent your childhood years somewhere outside of the place and culture that your parents grew up in—maybe more than one place. Perhaps your parents are immigrants, refugees, or part of an ethnic minority. 

Regardless, your lifestyle and worldview—the way you think and feel—probably feels a bit different than the people around you.

What challenges do cross-culture kids face?

When globally mobile lifestyles and more traditional, “fixed-place” settings come together, the adjustment can be a difficult one to make. This is especially true when cross-culture kids go to university for the first time, where it can be challenging to remain rooted in the same place, with the same group of people around you, with no departure, move, or change in the near future. 

A cross-culture kid might constantly feel out of place in these settings, struggling to fit in. It can be difficult to make friends, build relationships, or even feel at home. This adjustment can be prolonged, causing bouts of depression and anxiety, or even friction and clashes with this new system and reality.

“It’s like, what’s wrong with me? Why can’t I fit in anywhere?”

“I just always seem to feel out of place. Nowhere feels like home"

“Nobody understands me. My teachers. My counselors. My friends.”

How online therapy can help

When working with me, you’ll get a chance to gain a deeper understanding of what your feeling through creative self-expression and the arts. Sometimes, the hardest thing about being a cross-culture kid can be finding the right words to describe it. Using integrative arts therapy, you can work toward a better understanding not only of your cross-culture backgrounds, but what it means, how it affects you, and how you can embrace it. The online format is flexible and designed to accommodate your nomadic lifestyle.

 

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.

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Get the care you need sooner

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

Questions about online therapy?

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