Expat Counsellor


Seeking professional counselling services for individual counselling or couple counselling services is hard but when you are an expat in a foreign country it can be even more daunting.

It’s important to feel confident in selecting a professionally-trained counsellor whose credentials and training have been validated in a country where counselling practices, procedure and research are very well established. Many expats will seek out an expat counsellor for their individual and couple counselling needs because of a familiarity with cultural issues but also because they are familiar with the rigor of training an expat counsellor will receive in their country of origin.

Meet Our Expat Counsellor

By selecting an expat counsellor who has training and qualifications from the United States of America (USA) a client can feel confident in that therapist’s training and education. The USA is recognized throughout the world as having some of the highest standards in clinical research and training because of the maturity of the counselling profession.

A US-trained Mental health counsellor is a distinct profession with National standards in the United States for education, training, and clinical practice. It is a legally protected term in the United States that indicates a Master’s Degree, on-site supervised clinical internship, specialized training, diagnostic skills and theoretical proficiency.

Graduate education and clinical training prepare US mental health counsellors to provide a full range of services for individual, couples, children and families. In addition, a clinician that has been trained by a CACREP approved university has been trained to US nationally high academic standards and clinical skills that include psychopathology, DSM diagnosis, theories of personality, assessments and human and child development.

Mental Health counsellors’ practice in a variety of settings, including independent practice, community agencies, managed behavioral health care organizations, integrated delivery systems, hospitals, employee assistance programs and substance abuse treatment centers.

As highly skilled professionals, your US trained Expat Counsellor will provide a full range of services including assessment and diagnosis, psychotherapy, treatment planning and utilization review. In addition, US trained expat counsellor can provide Alcoholism and substance abuse treatment; Psychoeducational and prevention programs and Crisis managementIn today’s environment, US-trained mental health counsellors are uniquely qualified to meet the challenges of providing high-quality care in a cost-effective manner.

US-trained expat counsellors provide flexible, consumer-oriented therapy. They combine traditional psychotherapy with a practical problem-solving approach that creates a dynamic and efficient path for change and problem resolution.

Verification of Credentials

In Singapore, there are no licensing bodies to provide a standard level of competency. Therefore, your US expat mental health counsellors must pass the National Counselling Exam to become certified as an expat counsellor in Singapore. You can verify a US counsellor standing as well as training if they are registered. Check here NCC and type in Counsellors last name: FONTANA

By selecting our expat counsellor in Singapore for help with your individual or relationship needs you can be assured of professional and effective treatment.

Speak to our Expat Counsellor

Through an initial consultation with our expat counsellor in Singapore, we will help you frame goals and outcomes of therapy and what that would look like to achieve it.

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