In the US, finding a therapist is easy. It’s even easier if you have insurance! But what about when you’re abroad? We’ve put together the ultimate guide to finding a therapist abroad. So whether you’re living in Rome, London, or Shanghai — this article has something for you! If that sounds like something you might be interested in, read on.
1. Finding the right therapist abroad
When looking for a therapist abroad, it’s important to find someone with experience in your field of interest. For example, if you’re an entrepreneur, look for a expat therapist in Singapore who has experience working with entrepreneurs. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Different people specialize across the board in their work. So while you might want someone to help with specific areas of your life, it would be wise to determine their comfort level and how similar (or different) they are to you. It’s also important to start with something you have in common. For example, I was the type of person that would reach out to the old manager of a certain company long into their retirement and speak with them. After that conversation, I would always ask them how they would feel if someone approached them today with a similar challenge. That sort of interaction helped me pick up certain keywords or themes that might resonate with my client.
2. Where to find medical help when living abroad
Unfortunately, the only true way to know if you have a medical issue is to visit a doctor. However, it’s important to know that not all doctors are created equal. Some doctors are better than others when it comes to diagnosing and treating specific medical issues. As a general rule of thumb, when it comes to finding a doctor, let things begin with the website they work for.
Try to participate in their search feature, search the site and review articles about your health before you go. Then, starting your health journey with a trusted doctor that offers quality, unbiased information will automatically help you start on the right foot in both your personal and professional life.
3. How to keep in contact with loved ones back home
If you’re travelling and going to be away from family and friends for an extended period, one of the most important things to do is keep in contact with them. It can be easy to get so caught up in the day-to-day happenings of your travels that you forget to call or email your family and friends back home.
But, when you’re gone, what better way to reconnect with your loved ones than by trying to reconnect with them from afar? Since this can sometimes be a tricky task, I figured out a couple of ways that can help you manage this tedious task. First, many apps will let you communicate with anyone you’re travelling with, regardless of the distance or who you’re closest to within social media land. It involves messages, direct messages, photos, videos, and notes.
4. Setting up phone and internet services
If you’re starting, you may not have the money to pay the full amount upfront. In this case, ask the phone and internet provider about setting up a payment plan so you can pay the fees over time.
When you’re ready to venture out into the big, bad world, you’ll want to live it up and do everything that life has to offer — but you also might need some help along the way.