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


Elizabeth Johnson, LCSW
Location: Alpharetta, GA, USA (licensed in Florida and Georgia) & Online
Phone: 470-839-5540
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: I work with all religions, and all are welcome.
Clinical Specialties: trauma, addiction, family counseling, self-harm, mental health diseases, life transition problems, PTSD, disordered eating, and mood disorders
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have traveled abroad and lived abroad throughout my life. I have experience working with many different cultures throughout my work as a therapist. Many of my family members are ex-pats and my sister is currently working with the UN. I have extensive knowledge of working with those who struggle with addiction and relationship issues. I am very familiar with the issues that affect those living as expats abroad regarding life transitions and family relationships.


Judy Cantwell, M.Ed.
Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Employee Assistance Professional, Board Certified Coach, Distance Certified Counselor
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA & Virtual/Online
Phone: 011-1-404-315-7331
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English or through interpreter
Religious Affiliation: open to all
Clinical Specialties: work & life coaching, counseling, consulting for expatriate employees, spouses & parents. Are you and your family adjusting to expat life? Do you need coaching to supervise a multicultural workforce? Are you a spouse who wants to develop a career for yourself? Do you wonder if you are depressed, having anxiety or just normal adjustment issues? Are you concerned about a family member’s alcohol/drugs or worried about your own substance use? Are worries about family back home a concern? Are you worried about your child’s adjustment? Are you considering sending your child to boarding school? Has your relationship with your spouse changed? Do you wonder if it is time to repatriate? Do you want to develop resiliency skills for yourself and your family? I am known to be an engaging, warm, supportive professional who actively engages with you and provides feedback. I practice as a cognitive-behavioral specialist in my work. I am licensed and board certified in counseling, coaching, addictions, work issues (EAP) and distance counseling (video, telephone).
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am a repatriate who has been an international employee as well as a trailing spouse. I have reared a third-culture kid. I have worked as a counselor and coach in the cross-cultural field with English speaking people from all over the world for more than 30 years and I am a member of SIETAR – Society for Intercultural Education, Training & Research.

Licia Freeman, M.A., M.Ed., LMFT
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA (& globally online)
Phone: 770-352-0029
Nationality: Brazilian/USA
Languages Spoken: English (fluent), Portuguese (fluent)
Religious Affiliation: none
Clinical Specialties: I have been in practice for 28 years, and specialize in working with couples, families and individuals focusing on developing successful strategies for dealing with life transitions and the stressors associated with those. Those transitions include moving domestically and internationally, becoming parents and raising kids, changing jobs, facing loss, etc. I work with intercultural/interfaith couples, and their third culture children, on understanding their differences and developing a richer relationship. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Insight Therapy, and Neuropsychology to successfully treat Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Postpartum Depression, Women’s Moods, and achieve behavioral changes.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am originally from Brazil and have been living in the United States for 30 years. I was raised Catholic (non-practicing), and am married to an American who was raised Jewish (non-practicing). We have two children who were born in California and Atlanta, and have raised them in an International community, speaking multiple languages, and developing tolerance for and appreciating differences. In my practice in Atlanta, and before in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have always worked with the expat community.


Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: Georgia, USA (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