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Stacey Laves-Khalifa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage & Family Therapist. She holds an MEd in Educational Psychology and has been in private practice since 1990.
For the past 10 years, Stacey has been the French School Counselor for the Awty International School. During that time, she and another counselor, started a program to help Third Culture Kids (TCK) and families adjust to the cultural and emotional changes of their life. She has worked extensively with the Expatriates Community for over 15 years and lived and traveled in most of Europe.
Stacey is bicultural in English and French.
Why We're Doing This
Our paths and minds crossed in 2010 and we realized that we wanted to work together to empower expat women. We have both experienced the good and the bad of expat struggles and believe that a lot of expat accompanying spouses suffer in silence. The often overwhelming sense that we are lucky and should be enjoying every second of our ‘exotic lifestyles’ contrasts sharply to many expat’s realities. Feelings of social isolation, frustration, loss of identity, lack of career options and often shame and guilt for not always appreciating our opportunities are difficult to deal with on our own.
To that end we want to expose those feelings to the light of day (as well as the positive ones) and deal with them through honest interviews with fellow expats, experts and global mobility specialists to give us clarity, perspective and solutions to that which ails us.
Helping expat women make a difference
In our experience, some of the greatest joys we have observed in expat women is when they feel they have made a difference to other’s lives. That is why we ask our viewers to make a suggested monthly donation to the Kiva Foundation as a voluntary ‘payment’ for the opportunity to share in other’s lives on expaTView.
We believe that we as women empower you as women to empower other women not as fortunate as ourselves.
We love expat support groups - real or cyber - and Costa Women fit both these categories :) You can join them even if you don't live in Spain...
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Expats can and do make a difference -
wherever they live and grow.
From Our Living Room toYours...
MA Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor, Love and Intimacy Relationship Coach.
I am a psychotherapist, relationship coach, educator, workshop presenter, author, speaker, mother and wife who has a passion for exploring different cultures, international travel and inspiring positive changes for women just like you around the world.
I love traveling, working, and interacting with people like you from different cultures and backgrounds. My family hosted a student from Frankfurt, Germany. I hired an Au Pair from Munich,Germany for my son, and volunteered in Adelaide, Australia, empowering women to connect to their personal power. As I traveled six contintents I learned about different cultures while gaining important insights into our world.
We don’t know everything and need YOUR help!
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