Compiled by World Family Education
Sometimes families need to reach out for help. Whether you’re dealing with a crisis or facing the challenging aspects of living in another culture, counseling or coaching is a good option to support your family.
Nearly half of expatriate business assignments fail, according to this article at CEOWorld Magazine, and research shows that family support is critical to a successful experience in another culture.
“When children have difficulty adjusting to school, a spouse misses family and friends back home or the family is unable to connect and fully engage in their new life in the host country – the challenges impact everyone.”Randy Steinlauf, CEOWorld Magazine
One way to support a family is with a transition coach who can help parents navigate basic needs during their adjustment to a new location. This person can help each family member set the stage for the future and support them in being the best they can be while living internationally.
Some families need more in-depth help from a professional counselor. It’s important to find a counselor who is experienced with cross-cultural issues, such as culture shock, loneliness, cross-cultural relationships, and post traumatic stress disorder in the international context.
Below is a listing of professional coaches and counselors that have worked with families and individuals living internationally. Those known to offer remote video counseling/coaching are marked with (*).
Disclaimer: The resources listed here are included as a service to families living internationally and do not constitute endorsement by World Family Education.
Help for a Crisis
International Suicide Hotlines Contacts are listed by country.
Pathways to Safety International Provides assistance to Americans who have experienced gender-based violence abroad.
GlobalARRK Support for parents involved in international custody disputes and broken relationships. This organization helps with counseling, negotiations, and legal advice.
Counseling & Coaching
(*) asterisk marks those offering remote video counseling/coaching services