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Counseling & coaching for expats

Life's too short to continue acting
like everything's fine if it's not.

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You moved abroad for new experiences or a job opportunity but you didn't expect it to be this challenging.

Do any of these sound like you?​

  • You feel tense, stressed or anxious

  • You're isolated from personal support

  • You feel lonely or depressed

  • You're having difficulty finding rootedness within the expat community or local culture

  • You're struggling to adapt to the culture / culture shock

  • You're struggling in your relationship with your partner

  • You feel stuck in a job that isn't working out

  • You're unsure if you should return home or stay

  • You find yourself coping in unhelpful ways

The problem isn’t that you aren’t smart or capable enough, but that you can't navigate it alone. No one can.

How would you be different if you had more support, connection, and peace?

You don't have to feel alone when facing tough life situations living abroad

What would help feel like?

  • Feel supported and connected

  • Learn ways to manage big emotions like stress, anxiety, and anger

  • Overcome depression and learn to thrive

  • Recover peace and connection in your relationship with your partner

  • Find solutions together so you don't have to figure it all out alone

  • Get unstuck in your career and move in a direction you're excited about

I'm Whitney Russell

I'm an international counselor and coach and I have a passion for helping expats overcome what's hurting or holding them back so they can thrive.

I care about helping you experience more life wherever you are in the world.

I've worked with expats all over the globe and know they often struggle with stressful problems that are hard to find adequate help and support for. There may be a limited number of providers in your community that share your language and culture, or they may not have sufficient training or experience to address the issues you're facing. Since 2013 I've provided high-quality, confidential counseling and coaching services to help you navigate your life circumstances.

My Services

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Counseling /

Create a life that feels more peaceful and connected!

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Career Development

Change direction in your career or learn ways to maximize where you are!

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Life Coaching

Finally move forward and become the person you've wanted to be

Getting Started is Easy

1. Message Whitney Today

Message me and we'll schedule

a time to meet and talk

over Zoom

2. Chat & Create a Plan

Together we’ll talk through what this process could look like for you to accomplish your goals

3. Experience More LIFE!

We'll set a regular time to meet, talk, and walk through your current life obstacles

Do you think you should have to struggle another year or two with your current problems?

Life would have been so much easier if you had been taught crucial skills like managing difficult relationship dynamics, how to communicate well, how to handle stress or anxiety, or how to navigate your career, wouldn't it? 

No one taught you how to understand your own life, or what to do with anger, grief, or pain. What to do with setbacks, lack of confidence, loneliness, or how to get yourself out of a difficult situation you feel stuck in. It's not your fault that you can't navigate yourself out of these problems. Humans are designed to need other people to help them do this

What would it be like if you had the tools you need to feel peace, confidence, and a sense of purpose in your life, relationships, and career?

I wish I could tell you that given enough time, people's problems fix themselves (but they don't). Counseling and coaching can save you years of unproductive, wasted time of being stuck in the same place. How much is that worth to you?

What would it be like to...

  • Live with more peace and less stress

  • Have better relationships and connect with the people you love

  • Have healthy ways of coping with your emotions

  • Be free from painful memories of events from your past

  • Feel confident and able to start setting and fulfilling big dreams

  • Move forward in a career you thrive in​

It it worth it? Yes, it is!

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"The self-awareness I've gained has already far surpassed what I imagined. Wish I would have reached out to you much sooner but also grateful I finally did."
- life coaching client

"I literally cannot recommend Whitney enough for career coaching. She is insightful, kind, and helps quiet the noise around reaching your goals. Working with her is the best time and money I’ve spent on a LONG time. I’m so glad to have found her!"

- career coaching client

"I have loved every session with you, and I’m so grateful for your attention and care for me. You are truly irreplaceable Whitney. I have grateful tears thinking about my time with you and how much courage you’ve helped me see in myself."

- counseling client

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