Are loneliness, lack of direction, overwhelm, insecurity and stagnation too close to ignore?

Are you afraid to seem weak, mediocre or “not enough”? You know that strong and independent woman is right there, but it is hard to make her visible in your new life outside what’s known and manageable?

If you read this far, it resonated.

You are in the right place. I help you to identify and tap into your inner resources and feel strong and confident, so that you can build profound and meaningful relationships, be resilient and motivated to find your purpose, wherever you are!

You’ll have me be by your side until you have the tools and strengths to be happy anywhere in the world.

How Can I Help You?

Roadmap Coaching Session

Clarify and prioritize your next steps before the big move, so that you can leave stress behind and enjoy your new adventure!

Gain back your independence and self-confidence, so that you can find meaningful friendships and your purpose abroad!

Adapt your new identity to the changes that occurred while you were abroad, so that you can reconnect with your new life in your home country!

“The Expat Life YOU want”

To help you cope with challenges like anxiety, overwhelm, stagnation, sadness or feeling invisible.

1.- Identify what is troubling you

2.- Connect with your emotions and thoughts

3.- Move Forward, embrace and cherish your expat identity

Three steps for you to achieve your goals, enjoy your relationships and feel fulfilled abroad!

Free Resources

Tools, tips, and advice for you to use in your daily life, concerning:

♦How to manage stress and the new challenges you face in your international life, so that you can feel strong and more confident.

♦Improve your relationship with your partner, friends and family, so that you can enjoy your meaningful bonds.

♦Cope with loneliness, searching new connections, missing people back home… and more.


Work with Gabriela

Hi, I’m Gabriela; expat for over 10 years

At first, in Vienna, I had a hard time adapting to my international life; I felt lonely, unmotivated, dependent on my partner, and I had trouble building new relationships… until I decided to seek support and guidance, so I could Identified what was stopping me from being the person I wanted to be: joyfull, confident, motivated.

After working with my psychologist, I finally managed to enjoy my expat life and that’s when I discovered my purpose.
The experience I lived, my studies and career, allow me to help other women who are in that situation, with sessions that combine scientifically proven tools from cognitive-behavioral psychology and coaching strategies.

I know what you are going through, because I experienced it myself. That’s why I know our work together can be significant in your progress and happiness abroad.

Why do I want to support you?

I have more than 15 years of experience as a psychologist.

I’ve worked with over 300 expats from all over the world.

I understand you perfectly: I’ve been through what you’ve been through.

I speak English, Spanish and German. So, if you are like me and sometimes you mix languages, I will totally understand you.

Clients feeling at home, wherever they are!

I’m a new person, and I’m not exaggerating. For me, it is a before and after Gabriela. I contacted her in a desperate state, 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.

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

One word to describe my sessions: “transformative”. I reached out to her because I had been experiencing intense loneliness for two years living as an expat. Since our sessions, I have not felt this horrible loneliness, and the main thing that has changed in my life is me and my attitude. I highly highly recommend Gabriela.


New Zealander Expat living in Austria


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With these tips, you’ll learn concrete steps to overcome anxiety and stress and concentrate your energy and motivation on you and the ones you love!