Expat Coaching

Steph has been an expat for 7 years, spending almost 2 in Bangkok, almost 2 in Rio de Janeiro, and more than 3 in Mexico (Mexico City, Puebla, and Puerto Vallarta).

Stephanie Kempker Edri of JoyAndJourney.com in Puebla, Mexico

During this time, she recognized the need for (and short supply of) counselors and coaches who specialize in the expat lifestyle. She went back to school to obtain her master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in therapy, and will be finished with coursework by summer of 2019.

She is well-versed in the unique complications and stressors of the expat lifestyle, including visa problems, career changes abroad, cultural adjustment, loneliness and making new friends, relationship issues, new language acquisition, anxiety, and uncertainty. She has special interest in habit formation, works from a holistic perspective, and uses the solution-focused therapy method along with cognitive behavioral techniques.

She can also help with location-specific planning and consulting on moves to Thailand, Brazil, and Mexico, with extensive expertise on Mexico (including personal experience living in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City, and Puebla).

Schedule your free, 15 minute consultation to see how you can work together to maximize your expat experience, or to take the first step on your expat journey, by clicking here.

Steph provides transparency and authenticity in every aspect of her work, including financial. Located in Mexico, Steph is able to offer an exceptionally affordable regular rate of just $40 (or 800 pesos) per hour. She also has a sliding-scale option for clients who cannot afford this rate but who desire help.