Navigating Challenges, Embracing Benefits: Exploring Remote Therapy Sessions

With the rise of technology and the internet, remote therapy sessions, also known as online therapy or virtual therapy, have become increasingly popular. Remote therapy sessions allow individuals to receive mental health treatment from the comfort of their own homes using video conferencing software or messaging platforms. While this type of therapy offers many benefits, […]

The Rise of Remote Therapy: How Virtual Sessions are Transforming Mental Health Care

In the last year, numerous aspects of our lives have been altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the method by which we obtain mental health care. Due to social distancing requirements, attending in-person counseling sessions has grown increasingly difficult. Consequently, remote therapy has surfaced as a prevalent substitute, revolutionizing the way people seek mental health […]

Homesickness and the Expat Experience: A Psychoanalytic Perspective

In the previous blog post about homesickness, we began an exploration of homesickness from a psychoanalytic perspective, delving into its roots and various coping strategies. This emotional turbulence experienced when uprooted from familiar settings, thrust into the unknown, manifests in symptoms like a deep longing for home, depression, anxiety, and even physical ailments. In this […]

Building a Support Network in the Netherlands: A Guide for Expats

Moving to a new country is a life-changing experience filled with excitement, adventure, and self-discovery. However, it can also be a daunting and challenging process as you navigate the unfamiliar terrain of a new culture and environment. One of the most crucial aspects of adjusting to expat life in the Netherlands is building a strong […]

Overcoming Homesickness: An Emotional Journey

Embarking on a new adventure in a foreign land is exhilarating, but alongside the excitement of exploring a new world comes the challenge of homesickness. You physically separate from your loved ones when you move. You miss many special days like birthdays, weddings, and funerals. Sometimes you may need a family member’s shoulder to cry […]

Unmanaged Expectations: Navigating Expat Life in the Netherlands

While deciding to move to the Netherlands it is important to manage your expectations. Yes, moving to a new country brings many opportunities and possibilities. You will meet with a lot of new people, you will have a new home, new work. However, it will probably not magically solve all your problems. Remember, you are […]

Understanding Culture Shock: How to Recognize and Manage It as an Expat in the Netherlands

You move to a new country; you have lots of new opportunities ahead of you so what could go wrong, right? Even though beginning to a new life in a new country is an exciting experience, it can be a genuine challenge at the same time. Don’t worry, feeling anxiety and stress while adjusting to […]