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


Karen J Wells, (Australian Certified Spiritual Director, CPE trained Hospital Chaplain, Prepare/Enrich couples certification, BA Intercultural Studies/Counselling, Master of Counselling (Clinical), Tabor Adelaide. 
Location: Brighton, MI, USA (newly repatriated after 28 years in Australia), am available by Skype and email, and am open to provide guided retreats, intensive counselling, or subsidized field visits
Phone: 810 852 1497
Email: zarepath55@gmail.com
Website: none
Nationality: dual citizen: USA/ Australia
Languages Spoken: English/ Kazakh
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Clinical Specialties: I have worked mainly with the following therapies chosen to best suit client need: emotion focussed therapy, integrative therapy, creative therapies, CBT. Most of my work in Australia was with clients experiencing issues of shame, grief and loss, stress, trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions and adjustment issues, anger, self- esteem, disenfranchisement, relational breakdowns, addictions, sexual abuse, and family violence.  I have supported missionaries who are struggling with team dysfunction, trauma and stress , relational breakdown, and inter cultural adjustment difficulties.
I am not Licensed in the USA, having only repatriated in Dec 2014, but did have my own Practice in Adelaide, South Australia, under the appropriate Counsellors and professional membership criteria (Christian Counsellors Assoc [CCAA] and Psychology and Counselling Federation of Australia [PACFA]). My Masters Thesis explored: What does Spiritual Direction offer as a possible mediator of resilience in Australian/New Zealand Missionaries? I am happy to share this document in [pdf] format for the benefit of those working with cross-cultural clients.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Kazakhstan (Central Asia)