Expat Coach

Feel at home, wherever you are!

“The only journey is the one within”  Rainer Maria Rilke

Are you ready to

Feel positive and excited about your present and future in this new land?

Find clarity and structure in the expat-chaos that you’re going through?

Be open and meet people that you “normally“ wouldn’t meet?

Accept and cherish your decision of moving abroad and your new expat identity?

Stop the negative thoughts like „I’m giving up“ or „I’m not good enough“?

Soon-to-be an Expat

Manage expectations and cope with emotions tied to moving away from home; anxiety, insecurity, fear, frustration, etc.

Living as an Expat

After months or even years of planning, your dream of being an Expat is a reality. Now what? What’s next? Live a fulfilling and joyful life abroad.

Returning Home as an Expat

After living abroad, you carry a bag full of mixed emotions with you. Re-connect with your identity coming back home.

Gabriela Encina

Psychologist and Expat Coach

“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self”  Aldous Huxley

Let’s begin the journey …

Why with Gabriela?

In the many years I’ve worked with expats and their partners, I’ve found that letting go what you’ve known and building something new in a different country and culture can be challenging and scary.

If you’ve moved abroad, you might feel alone, misunderstood, powerless and frustrated because things are either different from what you expected or just simply new.

In times of uncertainty, it’s helpful to have support and guidance to go through obstacles together. I’ve accompanied many expats and expat partners on their way to regaining their self-confidence and adapting to their new life.

I provide guidance, structure, empowerment, and support for transitioning expats (becoming one or returning home) and already expats. I help them to progress from this state of loneliness, uncertainty, chaos, and frustration, to a positive, clear, thriving, purposeful and fulfilling state of mind.

While and after you work with me, you will feel more in sync with your new expat identity, accepting what you cannot change and pursuing new (or old) passions and ambitions.

I help you reconnect with what you thought you lost on the way abroad: yourself and your many strengths and qualities.

I’m here to show you how strong and brave you are and to let you know you are not alone! Let’s find meaning and enjoyment in your life abroad!  Let’s begin the journey!

Clients feeling at home, wherever they are!

I never thought that coming back home, the home I knew and missed, was going to be so difficult. A very dear friend recommended Gabriela. After the sessions we had together, I felt ready to enjoy my repatriate life. I loved our work together, especially how direct and straight forward she is, never letting me stay in the victim role and motivating me to take action and see how all the tools and strategies she gave had an impact on how I see my life and myself. Above all, she showed me and made me understand that I had it all in me … just needed to be asked and ask the right questions. The answers were within me!
I can’t stress enough how much I recommend her!


Former Expat in Germany, Repat in Mexico.

Soon after arriving, I felt demotivated because I didn’t have the life I expected. I contacted Gabriela and began to unravel my head, became aware of my decisions, observed, rediscovered the strengths that I developed as a result of the many battles I won over the years. Gabriela showed me that everything was there.  The whole process was very professional, I am eternally grateful.


Chilean Expat living in Spain

I was really skeptical about all this because I never worked with a psychologist before. Luckily Gabriela was my first one! She is really competent, professional and direct, but also kind, witty and has the ability to detect what is actually was going on. Being an expat can be very stressful, but I now have the tools to handle it and not feel so alone anymore. I recommend you contact Gabriela!


Dutch Expat living in Austria

Gabriela supported me not only in reaching my long term goals but was by my side when I was struggling with new challenges and complications. Today, I feel way more confident with my capabilities and can handle stressful situations with new confidence. Doing sessions online is great  because it’s easy to integrate them into my daily routine, no matter where I am.


German Expat living in Spain

Gabriela is as she said in her introduction positive, honest, straight-forward and very professional. She comes to point and finds out what is really going on. First skeptically about the online sessions, I am now happy about the flexibility and how good it works. With the help of Gabriela, I have challenged difficult situation and feel now stronger and way more confident.


German Expat living in Finland


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