Psychologist and Expat Coach

Feel at home, wherever you are!

“The only journey is the one within”  Rainer Maria Rilke

Are you ready to

Feel positive and excited about your present and future in this new land?

Find clarity and structure in the expat-chaos that you’re going through?

Be open and meet people that you “normally“ wouldn’t meet?

Accept and cherish your decision of moving abroad and your new expat identity?

Stop the negative thoughts like „I’m giving up“ or „I’m not good enough“?

Soon-to-be an Expat

Manage expectations and cope with emotions tied to moving away from home; anxiety, insecurity, fear, frustration, etc.

Living as an Expat

After months or even years of planning, your dream of being an Expat is a reality. Now what? What’s next? Live a fulfilling and joyful life abroad.

Returning Home as an Expat

After living abroad, you carry a bag full of mixed emotions with you. Re-connect with your identity coming back home.

Gabriela Encina

Psychologist and Expat Coach

“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self”  Aldous Huxley

Let’s begin the journey

Why with Gabriela?

In the many years I’ve worked with expats and their partners, I’ve found that letting go what you’ve known and building something new in a different country and culture can be challenging and scary.

If you’ve moved abroad, you might feel alone, misunderstood, powerless and frustrated because things are either different from what you expected or just simply new.

In times of uncertainty, it’s helpful to have support and guidance to go through obstacles together. I’ve accompanied many expats and expat partners on their way to regaining their self-confidence and adapting to their new life.

I provide guidance, structure, empowerment, and support for transitioning expats (becoming one or returning home) and already expats. I help them to progress from this state of loneliness, uncertainty, chaos, and frustration, to a positive, clear, thriving, purposeful and fulfilling state of mind.

While and after you work with me, you will feel more in sync with your new expat identity, accepting what you cannot change and pursuing new (or old) passions and ambitions.

I help you reconnect with what you thought you lost on the way abroad: yourself and your many strengths and qualities.

I’m Gabriela, Psychologist and Expat Coach and I’m here to show you how strong and brave you are and to let you know you are not alone! Let’s find meaning and enjoyment in your life abroad!  Let’s begin the journey!

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


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Podcast – Expat Loneliness

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