Are you an international aid worker, a missionary, or a foreign service employee that is returning home from the field for a Sabbatical or permanently? Are you unsure about how you are going to readjust to your home culture after being overseas for years? Are you back home now and struggling with anxiety or depression? Did you experience traumatic events overseas that you are now having flashbacks from?
I have worked as a therapist and pastor in the United States and as a chaplain with a global hospital ship organization in Africa. I know what it is like to experience other cultures and the trauma that often comes with it while away from our home culture. I also know what it is like to transition home after an international experience and struggle with loneliness, depression, and anxiety while facing an uncertain future in your own culture after being away for multiple years.
My passion is to help those who are helping others, particularly individuals and couples living overseas or returning home. Because I served overseas with my family (wife and three sons) I can also help others who have worked overseas with their family. People who work in humanitarian and mission based work often do not have the adequate support they need before, during, and especially after their international work.
I want to provide emotional and spiritual help and encouragement to those who are transitioning to an overseas job, help them while they are there, and also help them return home well. Many issues arise both here and abroad for these families such as compassion fatigue, 3rd Culture Kid issues, culture shock and reverse culture shock and the formation of and challenges with cross cultural relationships.
- Foreign Service Employees
- Aid Workers
- Military families
- Overseas executives and their families
With the following issues:
- Marriage stress
- Parenting 3rd culture kids
- Reverse culture shock
- Compassion fatigue
- Cross cultural relationships