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


Dawna Silver MA, Registered Clinical Counsellor #5365
Location: Gibsons, BC Canada
Phone: 778-885-1950
Nationality: Canadian
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Spiritual
Clinical Specialties: Personal Growth, family of Origin, Trauma, Relationship, Addictions (including Gambling)
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have travelled extensively for long periods of time. In Vancouver it has been my honour to work with many ex-pats and I am familiar with he struggles of life overseas.


International Health Management
Toronto, ON, Canada
(416) 446-0762
Languages Spoken:
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialities:
An outpatient interdisciplinary medical practice dedicated to the physical, psychosocial and spiritual wellbeing of expatriates and their families. Provide pre-departure health screening, remote overseas health guidance and re-entry debriefing. A variety of treatment/therapeutic interventions for expatriates and TCKs who need care for specific concerns.
Cross-Cultural Experience:
All of our health- care providers and administrative staff have extensive experience of having grown up and/or who have lived and worked abroad. Our organization has been serving the Canadian expatriate population for over 75 years and is the only centre of its kind in North America.

Angelika Mellema, Ph.D., Registered Psychotherapist, Psychoanalyst
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Phone: +1 416 777 6725
Nationality: Dutch
Languages Spoken: Trilingual in English, German, Dutch, and working knowledge French and Portuguese
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Treating a large variety of issues (see my website) including expatriate stress, expatriate readjustment, immigration issues, multi-cultural identity issues
Cross-Cultural Experience: Born in Austria, raised in Austria and the Netherlands, past expatriate in  France, Portugal, New Zealand, USA, and now living and practicing in Toronto, Canada.  My research and interest focus is on multi-cultural issues in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis


Rivkah Gloria Horowitz, MSW, RSW
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada & Worldwide via Skype or Phone
Phone: 1604-600-3533; Skype name – rivkahh
Nationality: Canadian/USA
Languages Spoken: English, French
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: I have 20 years experience helping people who are going through a difficult time in their life and want to find new ways to cope and gain greater understanding of themselves and the world around them. I work with such issues as depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, cultural adjustment, etc. My approach is eclectic including cognitive therapy (CBT), mindfulness, psychodynamics, conflict management, and art therapy. My goal is to facilitate personal growth with competence and compassion
Cross-Cultural Experience: My parents and family were refugees to the USA. I grew up in an immigrant area of Detroit, Michigan, and later moved to an entirely new culture in French speaking Montreal, Canada. These life experiences have given me an understanding of the difficulties of adjusting to a new culture. As well I have a degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in political science. I have used this knowledge in my work at multicultural centers in Montreal and in my current counseling service. I offer counseling to people traveling or living overseas through Skype or phone.


Mathew Thomas, PhD, MTh, RP, Registered Psychotherapist &Clinical Supervisor, Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario, Canada.
Location: Primary location, Riverbend Counselling and Wellness, Winnipeg, Canada. (International locations: Vietnam, Malaysia, South Africa and USA.)
Phone: +1 204-334-4801
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Open all religions/ Spiritual experiences
Clinical Specialties: Childhood trauma, Family Therapy, Couple Therapy, Addiction, Grief Work, Relationship therapy, Personality Disorder, Parenting, Life Transitions via Skype , Phone , e-mail and whats app.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I lived in USA, Canada, Singapore, South Africa and India. I am very familiar with North American Culture and I respect diversity.  My approach: Integrative Psychotherapy model. My primary clinical location is Riverbend Counselling and Wellness, Winnipeg, Canada. I work along with a vibrant group of practitioners representing diversity and rich clinical experience in Canada and across North America.  I have worked in various clinical settings in Canada, USA, Singapore, South Africa and Malaysia. I believe in the transformative effect of psychotherapeutic relationship and I firmly believe that effective and compassionate psychological intervention can heal emotional wounds, transform each of us and promote well-being. I have been leading many insight-oriented psychotherapy sessions for adults in North America and South East Asia. I integrate multi-faith, multi-cultural and multi-generation dimensions into psychotherapy.


Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: Canada (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

Viktoria Ivanova, M.Ed., Registered Clinical Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Location: Global Online Support for Expats via Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp &
*Will also travel to Canada upon client request.
Phone: +1(800) 770-5813 (In US & Canada).
Nationality: Canadian & Russian
Languages Spoken: English & Russian
Religious Affiliation: I welcome clients from all religious and spiritual affiliations.
Clinical Specialties: My specializations are Anxiety, Insomnia & Exhaustion, Addiction, Self-esteem Concerns, Overwhelming Anger, Relationship Conflict and Trauma. Want some insights and guidance today? Visit my blog or check out my YouTube Channel TEA WITH VIKTORIA for bite-size wisdom ideas you can apply in your life straight away.
Cross-Cultural Experience: As a teenager, 16, I had to adapt to a whole new culture and language as my family traded world’s biggest country, Russia, for the second world’s largest country, Canada. Living in Vancouver, Canada, one of the most multicultural places on earth, I had the honor to be friends, to work with and to have clients from so many different parts of the globe. And now, I continue my life journey as an expat living in Manila, Philippines, a recent move and a part of the mobile lifestyle/adventure that I am bringing to my life. More about my expat journey on my YouTube Channel, TEA WITH VIKTORIA.