Work With Me

As an expat, I can relate to and understand what you are going through.

My hometown was Valparaíso, Chile. From there, I moved to a bigger city and then a few years later, to another continent with a different culture and language.

What can I offer you?

  • I am positive, honest, and straight-forward
  • A safe and secure place, where you can be and say whatever you want
  • I have more than five years of experience working with global citizens (expats, nomads, migrants)
  • I speak fluently Spanish, English and German, so we can switch if you need to (like I do!)
  • More than fifteen years of professional experience, integrating and providing my knowledge and background in Human Resources, scientifically proven tools from Cognitive Behavioural Psychology and Coaching Strategies

My sessions are strictly confidential and held online which provides you with the flexibility you are looking for!  I’m by your side, no matter where you are!

Gabriela Encina

MSc in Psychology and Expat Coach

Soon-to-be an Expat

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


Organize your thoughts and actions before you start your adventure abroad.

Reality check!

Have down to earth expectations. Reality Check!


Learn to control the anxiety and stress in preparation to your relocation.


Prepare to say so-long to your friends, family and your home town.

Stay connected

Connect and maintain the relationships with people in your home country without feeling guilty or left behind.

Living as an Expat

After years or months of planning, your dream of being an Expat is a reality. Now what? Live a fulfilling and happy life abroad


Overcome the cultural shock, learn the language, understand and enjoy the new culture.


Embrace all your emotions and accept all of them as a part of your confident self.

Gain back

Gain back the sense of control over your life, of independence and self-confidence.


Build meaningful and deep friendships and stop the feeling of isolation!


Stop feeling detached or left behind for the ones back home like “they moved on without you”.

Returning Home as an Expat

Returning home after living abroad brings a bag full of mixed emotions. My sessions will help you re-connect with your identity.

Face up to

Face the grieving process of saying goodbye to your friends and life abroad.


Cope with reverse cultural shock!


Understand and deal with the new challenges of being home again.


Match your expectations with the reality that’s waiting for you.


Adapt your new self to economic, social and personal changes that occurred while you were abroad.

What My Clients are Saying

I never thought that coming back home, the home I knew and missed, was going to be so difficult. A very dear friend recommended Gabriela. After the sessions we had together, I felt ready to enjoy my repatriate life. I loved our work together, especially how direct and straight forward she is, never letting me stay in the victim role and motivating me to take action and see how all the tools and strategies she gave had an impact on how I see my life and myself. 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 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.


German Expat living in Finland

Soon after arriving, I felt demotivated because I didn’t have the life I expected. I contacted Gabriela and began to unravel my head, became aware of my decisions, observed, rediscovered the strengths that I developed as a result of the many battles I won over the years. Gabriela showed me that everything was there.  The whole process was very professional, I am eternally grateful.


Chilean Expat living in Spain

I was really skeptical about all this because I never worked with a psychologist before. Luckily Gabriela was my first one! She 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

Gabriela supported me not only in reaching my long term goals but was by my side when I was struggling with new challenges and complications. Today, I feel way more confident with my capabilities and can handle stressful situations with new confidence. Doing sessions online is great  because it’s easy to integrate them into my daily routine, no matter where I am.


German Expat living in Spain

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