We use Cutting-Edge Security…where privacy is of utmost importance. Our professional, HIPAA compliant videoconferencing company is used by doctors worldwide.
This would be an option I'd highly recommend to anyone who needs couples therapy, especially in our situation as expats living outside of the USA."
"Executives and other international assignees who frequently travel or live internationally find it difficult to access quality couples therapy. International Teachers, Foreign Service Officers and others in the Diplomatic Corp, even rural folks need expert help wherever they are located or where ever they are re-assigned."
Super commuters are people whose jobs are far enough away from home that they must live apart from their families for days, weeks, or even months at a time. It can also be used to define those who commute 90 miles or more on a daily basis.
New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management reports that as many as 13 percent of workers in large US cities are currently super commuting. It’s not just a trend in the USA either; reports show the number of international super commuters is on the rise as well.
Farmers, ranchers, and those living in extremely rural areas raising crops or livestock know the challenges of finding talented therapeutic help close to home.
It may take you a while to leave your own acreage!
Especially for the "blended" couple, where one was raised in agricultural area and another in a city, there are adjustments. One may want frequent "get-aways," while another prefers to stay close to home.
Our Couples Therapists are specialists in helping troubled relationships. Our Associates have training in at least two approaches to helping troubled couples. Four are former Program Directors of Graduate Programs, or teach at a graduate level. We currently have 13 couples therapists licensed in the USA, and Puerto Rico, and one licensed in Ireland, as well as two post-graduate interns, offering services at a lower fee.
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Expats and those living abroad including:
We are also particularly sensitive to couples from two different cultures, perhaps living in a third country. Many of us have lived in other countries, or have traveled extensively.
We know the questions to ask to determine: "Is it personal or is it a cultural difference?" We avoid pathologizing cultural variation, and respect all cultures.
We do not, however, condone violence inside the home, and work hard to assure that individuals get help that they need to stop it.
The Cultural Richness of International Couples
We’re worked with British Expats, American Expats, South African Expats, African Expats, Asia Expat, (including Shanghai Expat and Hong Kong Expats;) Australian Expats; and South American Expats (including Expats in Mexico, Expats in Panama, Expats in Ecuador, Expat in Peru, Expats in Costa Rica, and Expats in Belize,) Expats from the Middle East (Saudi Aramco Expats), German Expats…from all over the world!
An International Couple can be defined in a number of ways. Sometimes each partner is from a different country or culture. Sometimes they are from the same country, but live together in a foreign land.
Many students travel around the world to study and learn. This can strain their relationship. International students are often learning a new language and customs, as well as studying in school.
Maintaining a happy marriage can be a special challenge to the International Couple. They have had to master not only how to live together, but to manage many other issues as well. They've had to grow and change together. They have to be willing and open to engaging in new rituals and practices. They have successfully done many of these things already, in order to be a couple. But sometimes they face a barrier they cannot seem to figure out how to climb over.
We practice couples therapy with international couples online and have taught cross-cultural sensitivity and ethnic differences to marriage and family therapy graduate students at several schools of psychology. One of us (Dr. Ham) is an internationally recognized expert on cross-culturalism.
Working with International Couples from around the world takes special skills and knowledge to be of effective help.
Sometimes International Couples are from the same country, but live together in a foreign land.
We know how careful we must be in really understanding an International Couple. Using online couples therapy with International Couples also takes special skills.
Using a secure video-conferencing program is more than technology. It is knowing how to combine couples psychotherapy with online therapy, to get the best results. That’s why we’re studied online psychotherapy AND couples therapy extensively.
One of you may be having a very intimate, personal problem of a sexual nature. Perhaps you can’t imagine sitting in front of another person in a clinical office.
But you need to have it resolved.
You can sit together, in a private place of your choosing, and talk to one of our skilled experts in sex therapy, using your computer…through videoconferencing.
And with the same level of security credit card companies use.