CULTURAL AWARENESS

Everyone has a different story and a way of seeing the world that is shaped by the individual, family and society.  These impact one's overall health and relationships.  Understanding how one's early environment impacts them currently can be beneficial in various areas of one's life, including work and relationships.  This is very apparent when living in a different country and speaking a foreign language.  Culture shock and reverse culture shock can be challenging and impact one's overall wellbeing. 

I have received extensive training in cross cultural awareness through my Master's degree, intensive training in Peace Corps, undergraduate studies and personal experience.  I have lived abroad in several countries and traveled to many more.  Myself, along with many of my family members are in cross cultural marriages.  I use cultural sensitivity with all my clients.  I also utilize my background in training in couples and premarital counseling.