Expat therapy

tailored support for expats in Amsterdam

I offer tailored support to expats living in Amsterdam and surrounding areas. An expat myself, I understand the unique challenges that building a new life away from our roots and network can create. I can provide the guidance and care you need to navigate these experiences successfully.


Why expat therapy can be a game changer.

Living abroad can be an enriching yet challenging experience. Expats often face issues such as:

  • Cultural adjustment and language barriers.
  • Feelings of isolation and homesickness yet wanting/needing to stay.
  • Challenges in building a new social network.
  • Navigating work-life balance in a new environment.
Expat therapy

My approach to expat therapy

My expat therapy services are designed to address these challenges through:

  • Cultural-sensitive therapy that acknowledges the unique experience of living abroad.
  • Strategies for coping with the stressors of expat life and preventing burnout.
  • Support in building meaningful connections and a sense of community in Amsterdam or wherever you are located.

Benefits of expat therapy

Expat therapy can significantly improve your experience living abroad by:

  • Providing tools to deal with feelings of loneliness and disconnection.
  • Enhancing your ability to adapt to cultural changes.
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My commitment to the expat community

At Oak Tree Therapy, I am committed to the well-being of the expat community in Amsterdam. As a therapist, I am not only experienced in dealing with the challenges of living abroad but also understand the nuances of expat life. Whether you are new to the city or have been living here for years, I am here to support your journey.


Begin your expat therapy journey in Amsterdam.

Embarking on expat therapy is a proactive step towards enhancing your life in a new country. I invite you to reach out to my expat therapy services and learn how they can support your adaptation and growth in Amsterdam and surrounding areas.

To find out more or to start your therapy journey, contact +31 (0) 6 48 26 50 32, p.carvalho@oaktree-counseling.com or use the contact form. Let me be your partner in navigating the unique journey of expat life in the Amsterdam region or online.

Therapy services I offer

Trauma therapy

Trauma therapy

A behavioral oriented Trauma therapy involves personalized care that addresses the deep-seated effects of traumatic experiences. We will dive into the context in which it happened, and understand its memories and implications across life.

Anxiety therapy

Anxiety therapy

Anxiety therapy is a personalised process that focuses on identifying and addressing the root causes of your anxiety. We will explore factors such as cultural shock, work-related stress, social isolation, and personal history to fully understand your experience.

Behavioral therapy

Behavioral therapy

Behavior therapy invites you to take control over your life. It invites you to be able to better deal with your feelings and those of others on the journey of trying to make life happen the way you see it as valuable. Knowledge is freedom also in your mental space!

Burnout coaching

Burnout coaching

At Oak Tree Therapy, I specialize in helping individuals overcome and prevent burnout by burnout coaching. My goal is to provide tailored English-speaking sessions online or in person so we can work together towards a healthier, happier life.

Expat Therapy: tailored support for expats in Amsterdam

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