Expat Therapist

Steph has been an expat for more than 7 years, spending almost 2 in Bangkok, almost 2 in Rio de Janeiro, and 4 years 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, has finished all of her coursework, and is currently on the practicum component.

She is working under the guidance and supervision of a Mexican-licensed psychologist, seeing clients at an office on Libramiento in Puerto Vallarta, a home office in Fluvial Vallarta, and online via Skype.

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 $20 (or 400 pesos) per hour, or $25/500 pesos per 1.5 hour session. She offers a 10% discount for packages of 10 sessions purchased and scheduled in advance.