I´m Dorothee and I live as an expat in Ecuador for almost 13 years now.
During that time, I found out, that there are lots of challenges in living abroad and being confronted with the expectations and beliefs of another culture. This is tough, because it hits you on so many levels: your sense of belonging, your personal values or the uncertainty of the future, for instance.
There are so many reasons why I chose this life, but it doesn’t change the fact, that it wasn´t always easy.
As a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, I´ve been working for a long time with the Ecuadorian population and mostly with NGOs on projects for development. But lately I started to think about sharing my experience with other expats and I want to offer a useful service for those who are looking for counselling but couldn´t find a service that fit to their background as expat or immigrant.
So let´s say you come from South America and live in a foreign country and you´re a native Spanish speaker, or you come from another country and live in South America as a German or English native speaker, this could be interesting for you, in case you´re looking for online-counselling.
I work with a collaborative and dialogical approach, where the client is the expert in her/his life, while the therapist is a specialist in facilitating dialogues of joint discovery. We can speak Spanish or German, or you speak English and I reply Spanish.
If you want to know more about me, my way of working and my professional experience, explore this website and my blog. Here you can find useful information on topics related to family life, and the challenges of life abroad.
For further information, you can also leave me a message and I reply as soon as possible.