A listing of therapists, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists in Belgium interested in providing culturally sensitive cross-cultural care for today’s international expat community.


Dr. Roberto BIELLA-BATTISTA, Trans-Cultural Psychologist and Psychotherapist, registered with the Charter of Psychologists in Belgium (; registered with the Charter of Psychologists in Italy (, 5199)
Location: Brussels, Belgium; Milan (Porta Romana area) and Saluzzo (CN), Italy
Phone: +32(0)470230897 (Belgium); +393356406014 (Italy)
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: Italian, English, French
Religious Affiliation: Open to All Religious/Spiritual Orientations
Clinical Specialties: Psychotraumatology, Mood Disorders, Adjustment Disorder. Psychodynamic approach and EMDR technique.  Only Adults. Skype sessions available.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I work both in Belgium and Italy, running two private practices in Brussels and Milan for Italian-English-French speaking expats. As a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist and an expatriate, I can understand the problems and the emotional complexities that people may encounter within relationships, family dynamics, expatriation, repatriation and the empty nest stage of life.

Teri Sand, MEd (University of Cambridge), MA Couns/Psych, BA, DipCouns, WCPCert, PGCert, MBACP
 Brussels, Belgium (also, Online)
Phone: 0491 972523 or +32491 972523
Nationality: British qualified therapist
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Spirituality
Clinical Specialties: My forte is in working with Multi-cultural English-speaking expatriate individuals, couples, adolescents and families from various countries. My modalities are Existential, Phenomenological, Experiential and Person-Centred. The majority of my clients are Expatriates, Repatriates, Military Personnel, Third Culture Kids and Humanitarian Aid Workers.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am a British qualified humanistic therapist. I have lived in America, England, the Netherlands and Belgium. I have first-hand experience of raising Third Culture Kids and the joys and obstacles of navigating foreign educational systems. As a therapist and an expatriate, I have an understanding of the problems and range of emotions people may encounter within relationships, family dynamics, expatriation, foreign educational systems, repatriation and the empty nest stage of life. I also understand the excitement and difficulties of being a trailing spouse and relocating a small business. Skype sessions are also available worldwide. Please visit for more information.


Gaëlle de Craene MSc Clinical and Health Psychology
Location: Testelt, Belgium & Online
Phone: 0032 483 14 62 78
Nationality: Belgian
Languages Spoken: Dutch and English
Religious Affiliation: None
Clinical Specialties: Specific obstacles of artists, eating disorders, gender/sexuality (LGBTQ+), trauma. But of course I also treat more common mental health problems like depression, burn-out, anxiety, … I also welcome clients who might not have a severe psychological problem and just need someone to listen and help put things in perspective. My clinical style is inspired by client-centered therapy which is focussed on empathy, authenticity, acceptance, emotion and the importance of the therapeutic relationship. Having dealt with my own obstacles through therapy in the past I know how hard, but also how rewarding and fulfilling the process can be. My experiences help me to relate on a more profound level with my clients. More information can be found on my website (in both English and Dutch).
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have worked for an organization that provided therapy for international clients. This could be either students, immigrants or refugees. I’ve worked with people from all over the world in Dutch, English and with translators. So I’m very aware to be sensitive to cultural differences. In my private practice I also work closely with a refugee center to provide them with therapy. In my personal life I also travel a lot, and a part of my family is British.


Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: Belgium (and worldwide: travels to client countries)*
* Grey Matters International is a “one stop shop” global psychological consulting firm that leverages powerful neuroscience technologies and methods for ex-pats and their families. We work in a ‘we come to you’ fashion and can help all your personal,relationship and family/children mental health needs quickly and effectively.
Phone: 1-877-606-6161  (if calling from outside USA: 1-918-949-1972)
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Open to All Religious/Spiritual Orientations
Clinical Specialties: Mood disorders, stress/burnout, relationship conflict, addiction, OCD, ADD/ADHD, brain injury, trauma, sleep concerns, high performance and career counseling
Cross-Cultural Experience: Worked with clients on 5 continents on their private mental health needs and have advised many multi-cultural “professionals, executives, leaders” on their culture change needs affecting many employees and their unique values