Helping you balance and adjust to a new life in San Diego, California

Does acculturation affect me?

Acculturation explains the process of cultural and psychological change that results following meeting between cultures. At the individual level, differences in the way individuals acculturate have been shown to be associated not just with changes in daily behavior, but with numerous measures of psychological and physical well-being. Are you knowledgeable and prepared for the American culture, your new daily routine, living and work environment? 

Questions and issues:

  • Is the “Kulturschock” bigger than anticipated?
  • Did your “Wanderlust” turn into “Heimweh?”
  • Not feeling at home, yet?
  • Are you getting irritable or frustrated?
  • Is your relationship getting strained?
  • Is your work performance suffering?
  • Just need someone to listen or talk to?

Change is never easy – let the experts help you!

In a relaxed and informal fashion, and with compassion and experience, we will assist you in adjusting to the new environment and culture. Whether you are an individual, a couple, a family, a team, or an entire organization, we can make transitions faster, easier, less painful, and more productive! 

Together, we will define and explore issues, identify the adaptations you want to make in your life or organization, then support you throughout the process with compassion and respect. In a nurturing, supportive environment, we focus on seeing new and different options. Together, we realize solutions that work for you as an individual, couple, family, and your organization as a whole.

Don’t let a new environment, culture, language, or customs negatively influence your quality of life, your relationship or work performance. 

Contact us today to find out more about how we can assist you!

Our Services:

  • Acculturation Training
  • New-Life Coaching
  • Individual Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Transition Preparation
  • Employee Training
  • Employee Coaching
  • Services in English
  • Services in German
  • and more…ask us!
Employee assistance

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For a successful organization, it is vital your employees perform at their best, consistently and at all times. Integrating international employees into your workforce provides challenges on many levels.

We are a San Diego, California, based team of licensed mental health professionals with extensive experience in acculturation issues. Let our experience and expertise help your employees successfully adapt to and navigate the new culture and environment.

Our partners
  • German Consulate
  • German American Societies
  • Swiss Consulate
  • Swiss Community
  • Swiss Club San Diego
  • German Chamber of Commerce
  • World Trade Center San Diego
  • Albert Einstein Academies