Live the meaningful and fulfilling international life you deserve.

 Online Counseling for Women Living Abroad.

How would you like to walk the streets of your new town with a smile on your face, instead of a cramp in your stomach…


To embrace the culture with innocence and curiosity, rather than settling to the feelings of isolation and loneliness…


To reinvent your existing relationships, so that they fill you up with positivity and laughter instead of self-doubt and regret?


You are in the right place! I’m an online psychologist and I support you and show you how to identify and use your inner resources so that you can feel joyful and confident, build profound and meaningful relationships and make the best decisions for your life, wherever you are!


I’ll be by your side until you have the tools and resources to be happy anywhere in the world.

Work with Gabriela

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 guilt, 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 women going through similar challenges, helping them find their purpose, shine with their unique light, gain back their confidence and live their lives abroad on their own terms.

I’ve worked with over 300 expats from all over the world, and now – it’s your turn!

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.

In whichever stage of your international life you’re in;


🔸 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.


I can help, and here’s how:


Start feeling damn good about living abroad.

-Regain your self-confidence and purpose

-Gain back the sense of control over your life

-Improve your relationship with yourself and your loved ones

-Whether you’re getting ready for the big move, are already there, or you’re coming back home.


Your Journey to Resilience

-All you need to know + the tools to start living your best life abroad.

-Learn how to understand and regulate difficult emotions, embrace your new life abroad and make life feel as good as you’ve imagined it would be.

-At your own pace, the material is yours until the end of times ;).

-Trust me, you’ve got this!

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.

I reached out to Gabriela after a big crazy relocation and I was feeling really out of my depth, especially when it came to processing change and thinking through my social connections and skills. Gabriela helped me identify a structure of meaning and clarity to process and reach out to others and suggested clear simple steps outside my comfort zone to arrive at my goal of support and stability. I recommend working with Gabriela as her kind, warm, effective manner was exactly what I needed.


Ugandan Expat living in England

The progress I made between our first and 8th session was tremendous. She taught me ways of identifying my feelings and reframing my thoughts. Gabriela’s approach was structured, methodical, and surprisingly practical. Session after session, I started feeling truly enlightened and empowered. We worked on areas of personal and professional life. Gabriela gave me the tools to lay healthy foundations and communication in a relationship. I am immensely grateful.


French Expat in Japan


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

I see you. I see your potential; I see you have the inner resources; I see you can learn new tools to be happy, wherever you are, wherever you go.
It’s not a coincidence you are here today. Trust yourself and that you can make the right and suitable decisions.
I’ll be waiting for you with open arms.
By your side,
Gabriela (Online Psychologist for Expat Women)