Discover your purpose abroad and move towards a fulfilling and joyful expat life.

Is this you?

  • Do you feel overwhelmed and worried about your international life?
  • Are you struggling with confusion and limiting beliefs surrounding life abroad?
  • And like that’s not enough on its own, you feel guilty that you do, because you expected to feel differently?
  • Wouldn’t you love to use your time in action instead of being concerned?

I feel you because I went through that…

I moved out shortly after graduating from University. There I was, a 22-year-old scared as hell. It was my first experience living away from home. I didn’t move to another country, just to a bigger and scarier city. Away from home and trying to cope with the reality of a new and very different life.

I developed a career, a reputation, a social status. Then one day, out of the blue, I met the love of my life! An Austrian passing through Chile on his journey in Southern America.

A few years later (including a 2-year long-distance relationship), I decided to make the big move and followed my heart to Austria. After arriving in Vienna, the feelings of uncertainty and fear bubbled up once again. This time, I had more adversity because I struggled with a language barrier, trying to find a job, meeting new people, making friends, and dealing with the loss of my independence.

It was a tough period. I never anticipated all the challenges I had to deal with, loneliness, guilt, and even shame for not feeling successful and fulfilled with my expat life.

Thanks to my training and experience as a psychologist, plus the help of my therapist, I raised above these difficulties, and 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.

Soon after, I began to work with women from all over the world, helping them discover themselves and their happiness in a new country.

Does any of what I’ve gone through in my expat life resonate with you?

Perhaps you’ve experienced the same feelings and doubts. This time, you won’t have to do it alone. I’m here to support you. I strongly believe that you can:

  • feel confident and independent again.
  • make new friends and maintain the ones back home.
  • navigate and regulate difficult emotions like guilt and shame.
  • live the expat life YOU want and deserve!

So, trust me when I say, you don’t need to go through all of your heavy feelings alone.

There is a better way.

Here’s what my clients said about their experiences with me:

I noticed shifts starting our first session. I wasn’t prepared to apply some changes, but Gabriela was there, holding my hand and encouraging me to look into my resources and all my life experience. I found a new (unexpected) purpose for me, thanks to our work together. Her knowledge and experience and her smile and kindness create a place of transformation, self-compassion and acceptance.

Andrea

Spanish Expat living in Germany

My life abroad has improved in so many ways! I found empathy, a clear procedure, concrete steps and easiness. We laughed in every session, even when I was feeling awful, she managed to bring a smile to my face. Everything went so smoothly! She really listens and adapted her strategy and homework to my needs. She is your person if you are an expat and struggling with your life abroad.

Sandra

Portuguese Expat living in Austria

Are you ready to…

 

-navigate and accept your emotions with ease and trust yourself?

-organize and manage your thoughts and actions?

-gain motivation, confidence, and a sense of achievement right now?

-feel seen, heard, and & supported wherever you are in your expat experience?

No strings. No pitches. Just finding out if we are the right fit to work together 🙂 .

Why work with me?

I’m a licensed psychologist (Chile) and certified coach (Austria) with more than 20 years of experience. I started working online long before it was trending. I’m an expat myself, lived three big moves, I speak English, hablo Español und ich spreche Deutsch, and understand multiculturality challenges.⁠

That means, if you are going through something similar, I can help you acquire tools and find your inner resources to:

-improve the relationship with yourself and the ones you love
-regulate your emotions
-make the best and wise decisions for your life
-prioritize yourself.

My approach is practical,  solution-oriented and focused on the present.  I work with a framework I’ve developed and improved throughout my over eight years of experience providing counseling for more than 300 expats. 3 Steps:

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1.- Identify

In the first stage, we will work together on your self-knowledge and your current situation.

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2.- Connect

Understand complex emotions and challenge not beneficial and damaging thoughts to know what you want and what is best for you and your life abroad.

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3.- Move forward

It’s time to take action! We will have new strategies and set goals that will motivate you, give you purpose and a sense of direction.

I implement my signature process in the 1:1 work with my clients.

Not only that! I also created a 21-day digital course where I guide you through finding Resilience in your life, wherever you are, wherever you are heading. It is also based on my signature methodology.

What could you learn after 21 days? For example:

◊ Set boundaries and be assertive to surround yourself with profound and loving relationships.

◊ Make the best decisions without guilt and fear to give yourself the #1 priority in your life.

◊ Enjoy your expat life and find fulfillment and happiness wherever in the world you are.

If I could use just one word to describe my sessions with Gabriela, I would say “transformative”. Gabriela helped me to identify these issues and gave me pragmatic strategies for addressing them. I highly highly recommend Gabriela if you need help and guidance for whatever you are going through as an expat.

Lauren

New Zealander Expat living in Austria

Gabriela has helped me to face difficult situations and to recognize positive aspects of living in another country. She is a very professional person who builds trust from the start. The sessions have helped me focus on my current life and better accept the present I am living. I would recommend her without hesitation.

Gabriela

Ecuadorian Expat living in Spain

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)