You don’t have to explain expat life to me. As an online psychologist for expat women I’m not only offering you my professional expertise, but also my years of personal experience that allow me to provide you the best support for your international life.

Let me be your anchor, your down-to-earth #1 fan and let’s discover your purpose and your inner resources so that you can have a happy and thriving life, wherever you are, wherever you go!

How can we work together?


1:1 SESSIONS, especially adapted to help you cope with challenges of life abroad and regain your self-esteem and confidence, build strong relationships and move forward!

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 adapt your identity to the changes you have experienced, enjoy your relationships and feel fulfilled abroad!

Dare to transform your life abroad THE WAY YOU WANT IT!

ONLINE COACHING: Roadmap Coaching Session

Clarify and prioritize your next steps before a big move or transition, so that you can manage stress and enjoy your new adventure!

Fuel your sense of independence and self-confidence, so that you can develop meaningful friendships and your purpose abroad!

Adapt your GPS to the next challenges, so that you can connect with your life wherever you are!

COURSE: Your Journey to Expat Resilience

21 days to feel strong, confident and comfortable in your life abroad.

You’ll learn how to:

♦Rediscover your strenghts to feel fulfilled, wherever you are.

♦Improve your relationship with your partner, friends and family.

♦Cope with loneliness, establish profound friendships, connect with people back home.

♦Say farewell to guilt and hello to set boundaries.

What do I offer you?

Positivity and Freedom

A safe and secure place, where you can be and say whatever you want. I create that environment for you, as I am positive, honest, and open-minded.

Also, I speak fluently Spanish, English and German, so we can switch if you need to (like I do!).

Flexibility and Peace of mind

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

For your peace of mind, when you invest in my program, you will also have support between sessions.

Confidence and Experience

I have more than 18 years of experience, integrating and providing my knowledge and background in HR,  solution-oriented and focused on the present therapy and coaching strategies.

As an online psychologist for expat women, I’ve helped over 300 internationals around 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.

How is the method I use in my sessions?

It is an approach that focuses on the specific and concrete challenges of the life as an expat.

It will support you adapt to your new environment; identify and address cultural, social, professional and personal dilemmas.

I designed it to help you give meaning, fulfillment and success in different areas of your life, directly and indirectly related to living abroad.

What is an Expat?

Expat is short for Expatriate. The consensual definition of expatriate is “a person who, temporarily or permanently, resides in a country other than the country in which he or she was born.” I use the term expat to embody all words and concepts that have something to do with moving abroad: migrants, citizens of the world, digital nomads, permanent travellers, etc. The core: courageous people who follow the unknown, far from what they know and are at the beginning, middle or the end from their international adventure.

Is the online counseling you provide for me?

If you are feeling stuck, unsatisfied and like reaching your limit, yes, this is for you.

If you want to improve your life, move forward and learn how to be a fulfillinf and happy life, yes, this is for you.

If you want to understand yourself better and through that also the ones around you, yes, this is for you.

If you want uncomplicated, either short term or long term support by a mental health professional familiarized with expat and nomad life, yes, this is for you.


Can I work with a psychologist who lives in a different geography?

Absolutely. I wouldn’t let geography be the primary factor in finding the right psychologist for you. I welcome clients from anywhere in the world as long as you’re fluent in English, Spanish or German (the languages I am proficient in).
With my clients, I have our sessions over video conference which accommodates time zones and geographical locations.

What makes Gabriela Encina unique?

My approach is formed by moments of reinventing my own life, my professional corporate background and my work as a licensed psychologist and certified coach. I work mostly with individuals who are navigating a major move by living in a different city or country. The kind of move that sends your life in a radically different direction, often into the unknown.

My clients appreciate that I offer a safe and secure place, where you can be and say whatever you want. I create that environment for you, as I am positive, honest, and open-minded.

Also, I speak fluently Spanish, English and German, so we can switch if you need to (like I do!).

What are benefits of expat counseling and coaching to individuals and organizations?

While companies may invest considerable resources on behalf of expat employees, many overlook the unique issues and needs facing their spouses and families. Spousal stress or dissatisfaction is one of the primary reasons that many international assignments fail.
Therefore, the success of an assignment often depends on the well-being of the family supporting the assigned employee.

According to an internal report of the Personnel Management Association (2018), when coaching is combined with training, individuals increase their productivity by an average of 86% compared to 22% with training alone. Providing on-going support via expat coaching also bridges the gap between traditional expat and repatriation training.

I have a different question. How can I get in touch?

Do you have doubts and want to talk about prices, sessions, etc?

Contact me here or send me an email to hello@gabriela-encina.com, and I’ll reply to you very soon!

Clients feeling at home, wherever they are!

After the sessions we had together, I felt ready to enjoy my repatriate life. 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.

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.


Ecuadorian Expat living in Spain

Gabriela 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


I’m by your side, no matter where you are!

Gabriela Encina

Online Psychologist for Expat Women | MSc in Psychology and Certified Coach


… you had a glance at what you can achieve by working with me. Dare to make the next move, and let’s talk.
I see you. I see your potential; I see you have the 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)