Reclaim your Confidence and Make Life Abroad Yours

Online Psychologist, Counseling and Mentoring for Expats & Internationals


Imagine strolling through your new town with a genuine smile, not a knot in your stomach…

Picture yourself embracing the culture with curiosity and joy, leaving behind feelings of isolation…

Envision revitalizing your relationships to bring positivity and laughter, not self-doubt…

Take charge of your expat life by managing anxiety and emotions, focusing on what truly matters to YOU!

You are in the right place!

I’m here to help you discover and use your inner strengths. Together, we’ll boost your confidence, build meaningful relationships, and make wise choices. I’ll be by your side until you feel confident and happy no matter where you are in the world. You’re not alone in this—I’m here to support you every step of the way.

Hi! I’m Gabriela, a licensed psychologist with 20 years of experience, and an expat.​

I moved abroad more than a decade ago because of love. Although I knew there would be some challenges, nobody warned me about the feelings of insecurity, shame, loneliness and stagnation I experienced.

Or that my partner would have to babysit me when I went to the doctor!

Three countries and two new languages later (I speak Spanish, English and German), I decided to offer my support to expats going through similar challenges, helping them build-up and regain their confidence, find their purpose, shine with their unique light and live their lives abroad on their own terms.

I’ve worked with over 400 expats from all over the world, and now – it’s your turn!

In whichever stage of your international life you’re in. Whether:

🔸 You’re getting ready for the big move, or

🔸 You’re already living abroad but NOT enjoying it, or

🔸 You’re coming back home but you’re afraid or struggle to reconnect with your friends and family.




1:1 Sessions

Start feeling damn good, wherever you are.

-Regain your self-confidence and find your purpose

-Kick anxiety to the curb and take back control of your life​

-Strengthen the bonds with yourself and your loved ones, fostering deeper connections and fulfillment

Wherever you are on your journey, wherever you’re headed next, let’s ensure you’re living life to the fullest. It’s time to embrace your inner strength and create the life you deserve. Let’s make it happen!


Get ready for a Strategy Session that’s about to transform your life!

– Discover how to build structure and master the art of efficient prioritization

– Set powerful goals that will kickstart immediate improvements in your life

– Gain crystal-clear clarity and a confidence boost like never before

– Save precious time, energy, and even money with a streamlined approach

– Walk away with a tailor-made action plan ready to implement the moment our session ends!


Embark on Your Journey to Resilience!

Ready to unlock the secrets to your best expat life? This course got you covered with all you need and more:

-Master the art of understanding and regulating difficult emotions

-Embrace your new life abroad with confidence and enthusiasm

-Turn your expat dreams into reality and make your life feel as incredible as you’ve always imagined

-Best part? You set the pace! Dive into the material whenever and wherever you want – it’s yours for eternity! 😉

I found Gabriela via a Google search and I am SO glad that I did. Not only does she really “get” expat struggles, but she also has many concrete solutions and recommendations to offer that I have found so helpful in every aspect of my life. She has helped me feel more confident in my decisions, more accepting of my own emotions, and more empowered to live the life that is right for me, and I would recommend her to anyone living abroad.


US Expat living in Austria

Sessions with Gabriela were a true revelation from day one. I had big aha moments, made lots of progress and also a few steps backwards. Knowing that she was always “by my side” and I could text her anytime, gave me strength and made me feel safe at all times.  With the tools I learned, I feel very equipped to continue on my own. I am deeply grateful for Gabriela’s guidance and can highly recommend working with her.


German (multiple) Expat and Repat

Our work together has changed me in may ways I cannot begin to explain. The tools she shared helped me to change my perspective on rage and guilt and has lead me to be more gentle and merciful with myself. To hold myself and my feelings accountable. They all have something to say. My anxiety levels are very much controlled and acknowledged now. ‘Put a Gabriela in your life’ that’s all what I would say.


Spanish Expat living in Ireland

Hesitant to make a full commitment? Let me give you the insights, knowledge and tools to rebuild your identity and integrate all your experiences from back home and abroad. Get the Workshop:

Overcome Limiting Beliefs of Life Abroad

(spot and flip the 5 most common and damaging expat beliefs!)



Gabriela Encina en el Expat Cast
Gabriela Encina en historias sin fronteras

Not sure which option is best for you? Not sure if you and I are the right fit, and if you even need this?

We’ll get to know one another and have a chat. If you feel like I’m the person to help you move forward in your life from worry and pain to fulfillment and happiness – woohoo! Great!

But if not – No hard feelings. No pitches. No charge.

Gabriela Sitting in Grass with Computer

I can confidently say I now enjoy a level of mental freedom I had not had in a long time. Gabriela is very patient and kind, and she has, from day one, always allowed for our appointments to be a safe space where I can be myself, cry and laugh when needed. She has also given me some great tools to help me handle anxious thinking. I highly and happily recommend her services to any and all!


Spanish Expat living in the U.S.

I’m a new person, and I’m not exaggerating.  I contacted Gabriela and she helped me collect the pieces and start to build my new powerful, confident, and resourceful me. Every session, every audio, every email, all of it helped me to be where I am now. By accepting the whole me (especially my negative emotions, now I am a big fan of all of them!) now I’m finally (after 5 years!!!!) enjoying my expat life.


German Expat living in Chile.

Reclaim your Confidence and kick Anxiety in the Butt!

Reclaim your Confidence and kick Anxiety in the Butt!