I want to help you so that this stage of your life can be your personal and professional growth opportunity.

You can learn how to feel confident and optimistic, find the clarity you need to make the right decisions and enjoy your relationships, the ones you already had and the new ones you have cultivated while living abroad.

Your new life is full of challenges; I understand that you may miss your native language, culture, and connections, but to enjoy your present, you need to focus on it, so that you find your purpose and direction.

Online Counseling:
“The Expat Life YOU want”

All you need to know about my online counseling.

Start enjoying your life the way you deserve.

To support you, I’ve developed my online counseling that adapts 100% to the situation you are experiencing and will help you achieve what you are looking for: to move forward, so that you feel fulfilled and satisfied with the expat life you have chosen.

the expat life you want

How does my online counseling work?

You are my Priority

We’ll have personalized sessions of one hour each. We will establish how many and how often in the free 30-Minute session. This is not a standard program, it will be adapted to your needs and goals.

Let's get to work!

I will give you homework between sessions: worksheets, exercises, and motivational material (videos, books, podcasts, etc.) to achieve an effective process.

I’ll be by your side throughout the entire process

During the time we work together, you can contact me between sessions, whenever you need to. I will respond within 48 hours max.

My Method


1.- Identify

What are you feeling?
When? Why?

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

We will look into your values, purpose, and priorities, as from there, you will be able to make the choices you need to get closer to where you want to be.

Without a solid foundation, how could you make the right decisions?


2.- Connect

Once you discover your foundations, we will put the focus on your emotions and thoughts, for you to connect with them

This connection will help you understand difficult emotions and challenge not useful and damaging thoughts, so that you can know what you really want, and what is best for you and your life abroad.

This will give us the information we need to put together a strategy and action plan, which will stand on a solid foundation so that the changes you make are sustainable over time.


3.- Move forward

It’s time to take action!

In this phase, we’ll know which tools you have, which of them work and which don’t.

We will have new strategies and set goals that will motivate you, give you purpose and a sense of direction.

This way, you will take charge of your expat life, tailor it to your needs, and shine as you deserve.

While all three steps are necessary and guide our counseling, the process can and will be adjusted to your needs. The times are not standardized; perhaps with you we take longer in the first step and with another client in the second step, but that’s irrelevant: the important thing is that we will reach together the goal(s) you set during our counseling process, and we will take the time you need to go through each stage.

During the online counseling process, you’ll learn the resources and tools to:

🔶 Increase your self-esteem and self-confidence, allowing you to make decisions to enjoy your international life.

🔶 Prioritize yourself and your well-being.

🔶 Rediscover your strengths so you can shine and see the wonderful woman you are.

🔶 Achieve your personal and professional goals by overcoming procrastination and fear.

🔶 Gain freedom and independence; this way, you will be able to choose for yourself and stop doing what “you should.”

🔶 Improve communication with your partner, social and work environment.

🔶 Feel and being seen.

🔶 Get out of stagnation and move forward, grow and see changes that bring you closer to your goals.

🔶 Define and identify your goals, so that you live a fulfilling and satisfying life (the Expat Life YOU want).

If this is what you need, I would like to meet you, so we can decide if I can help you.
I invite you to a free 30-Minute session, with no strings attached.

To register, click on the button below.

Today is an excellent day to take the first step. I’m waiting for you!

Video online counseling with Gabriela

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Hi, I’m Gabriela, online psychologist and expat!

I offer you my vast work experience and the empathy and understanding of life abroad. One of my new clients’ first positive feedback is, “I don’t have to explain expat life to you; that’s a relief!”

All this knowledge and expertise allow me to help other women in that situation with sessions that combine scientifically proven tools from cognitive-behavioral psychology, acceptance and commitment therapy and coaching strategies.

I know what you are going through. That’s why I know our work together will be significant in your personal development, self-esteem and happiness abroad.

Why online counseling with Gabriela?

My proven method

I’ve developed my 3 Steps Method: Identify – Connect – Move Forward.

These 3 steps are the guide for our counseling. And the process can and will be adjusted to your needs.

Flexibility and peace of mind

The support is online and customized, so you can have your sessions from anywhere in the world, and at a time that suits you.

For your peace of mind, you will also have support between sessions.

Confidence and Experience

I’ve been working as a mental health professional for more than 15 years and more than 7 with expats.

I have helped over 300 women from all over the world.

Empathy and understanding

I’ve been through what you’ve been through, so if you’re tired of explaining what you’re feeling right now and not being understood, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll talk from expat to expat, so you’ll feel heard and not judged.

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Ready to start the journey?
Let me be by your side.

Take a free 30-Minute session, and together we’ll decide if this program is for you.

Expat Women enjoying their  Life Abroad say…

Lauren, New Zealander Expat living in Austria


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.

Aurore, French Expat living in Japan


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.

Pia, German Expat living in Finland


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.

More Testimonials here.

Do you have any questions?

What is the payment method?

You can pay via Paypal, and if you have a European bank account, by bank transfer.

Bear in mind I currently don’t take any insurance.

Is this online counseling for me?


  • You look forward to leaving your discomfort behind and feeling fulfilled in your international life.
  • You are a committed and dedicated person, as it is expected that you carry out the recommended tasks to move forward, meeting the schedule and deadlines agreed upon.
  • You feel comfortable with a solution-oriented approach according to your specific situation and needs.
  • You have confidence in the process and are determined to invest in yourself.
  • You understand that there are no magic results; commitment from both sides is necessary.
  • You are willing to be patient since not everything will go as fast as the speed of light.

Then… yes! This is what you need.

What happens if I cannot attend a session?

Sessions can be rescheduled up to 24 hours in advance. If this period passes and there is no justified reason, the session will be considered as attended.

How does the online format work?

This type of session is held with the same structure as a face-to-face consultation. The only difference is that it is done via video conference, using a platform that protects privacy and security.

Do they have the same effect and results as a face-to-face consultation?

Yes, the outcome is the same. I understand your doubts since it is something new; I had those concerns at the beginning too. I can confirm that the results are the same, not only because I see it in my clients, but also because I experienced the benefits of online sessions. The psychologist/coach-consultant relationship is not damaged whatsoever.

Can I work with a psychologist/coach who lives in a different place?

Absolutely. Don’t let the location affect your decision to find the right mental health professional. I welcome clients from all over the world, as long as they are fluent in Spanish, English or German.

The sessions are held via video conference, which gives us flexibility concerning time zones and geographical locations.

Do you work with all kinds of problems?

Although I am trained and have more than 15 years of experience as a therapist, my offer is psychological support combined with coaching strategies. It is not a long-term therapy, and some issues do require face-to-face treatment and more time. However, if you are in doubt as to whether your situation is suitable for this process, we can have a 30-minute session in which we will decide whether I can support you. You can contact me at

This is the right time!

You are one step away from enjoying your expat life and connecting with what you really want.

If you are looking to:

🔶 Increase your self-esteem and self-confidence.
🔶 Gain freedom and independence.
🔶 Define and identify a purpose for your international life.
🔶 Stop feeling invisible.
🔶 Live a fulfilling and satisfying expat life.

You are a strong and courageous woman and I know that if we work together, you will be able to show it.


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