Costa Rica

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


Scott Alpert, MA, LCPC (USA-MD)
Location: Jaco, Costa Rica & distance-based through Skype
Phone: 6057 8989 (Costa Rica) 414 717 8042 (USA)
Nationality: USA & Temporary Resident Costa Rica
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Agnostic
Clinical Specialties: Trauma, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, marital, aging, etc. Very experienced in the therapeutic techniques of EMDR. Provide workplace services including training, critical incident and mental health disaster relief. Also offer DNA and Drug testing.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Happily in a LTR with a Costa Rican and learning new customs and lifestyle on a daily basis and loving it. Originally from the stress filled world of the Washington, DC area.


Ashley Lynch, PsyD, DCC
I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I also have additional training specializing in the delivery of effective online psychotherapy services. I am a Certified Telemental Health Practitioner and Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC#1844).
Location: Tamarindo, Costa Rica and Worldwide via online video technology and phone. (If seeking online services from the U.S., I am licensed in California and Hawaii.)
Phone: (562) 344-5660
Website: – Please check out my website for more information about my online practice.
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: All religious and spiritual orientations are welcome.
Clinical Specialties: Expatriate and cross-cultural experiences, challenging life transitions, coping with stress, relationship difficulties, depression and sadness, anxiety and worry, recovery from disordered eating and improving body image, substance abuse and recovery, parenting and family conflict, coping with grief and loss, trauma and resilience, managing the emotional components of a physical illness, increasing self-esteem and self-worth, and identity exploration.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Although I was born in the U.S., I have spent quite a bit of time traveling to and living in other countries. The first country I lived in was Spain, where I studied abroad for one year. Currently, I live primarily in Costa Rica, and I am very familiar with the expatriate community and the issues faced by many of its members. It can be extremely difficult to live in another country with vastly different values, perspectives, and ways of living. If your support is limited, it is important for you to know that you are not alone, and that someone is here to walk the journey with you. I offer a free consultation because finding a therapist that is right for you is a very personal and important decision. If you would like an initial consultation, please call me at (562) 344-5660 or email me at


Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: Costa Rica (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