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


Philip Kolba, MA, psychotherapist
Location: Portland, OR, USA (& Worldwide Online)
Phone: 503-987-0337
Email: philip@philipkolba.com
Website: http://philipkolba.com
Nationality: Canadian
Languages Spoken: English, Polish
Religious Affiliation: none
Clinical Specialties: Are you satisfied with the trajectory of your life? Crafting the kind of life you want to live that’s enjoyable, fulfilling, and reflective of your true self is challenging for everyone. A counselor acts as a sounding board, guide, mentor, to help you be more effective at reaching your goals and resolving your own struggles. I work with hetero and LGBTQ individuals, couples, and alternative relationships. People seek counseling for various reasons, which can include resolving problems or improving themselves. I specialize in counseling on personal and professional relationships, to help you learn the necessary skills to direct your future, avoid potential problems, and increase your success and happiness. Maintaining healthy relationships requires skillful maintenance, without which even innocuous issues can fester into serious conflicts, including resentment, criticism, defensiveness, stonewalling, and distrust. I help you work on the challenges you face today and learn the skills to address challenges in the future. I see clients online via encrypted video calls. Online counseling means I’m accessible whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you, and you can continue to see me wherever your life takes you. My counseling style is trauma-informed, solutions-focused therapy. The methodologies I use include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavior therapy (DBT), and emotion-focused therapy (EFT). My role throughout is to nonjudgmentally help you reach your goals as effectively as possible through effective research-based psychological strategies. I offer a free initial consultation so contact me to see if I am a good fit for you.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I’m a Polish-Canadian expat living in the US, after many years travelling through Europe. I have extensive experience providing mental health counseling with immigrant and Native American clients. I currently specialize in working with expatriates, specifically around the challenges of maintaining healthy relationships, anxiety, loneliness, depression, identify, and other challenges unique to expats.

Bob Linhares, Ph.D. (Licensed Psychologist – #2059 Oregon); M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Phone: 971-221-3489
Email: drlinhares@boblinhares.com
Website: www.boblinhares.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English, very basic Italian, very basic Spanish
Religious Affiliation: No affiliation currently. I received my masters-level training at a Catholic (Marianist) University (St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX), and in my private practice have worked clients representing a wide variety of religious faiths.
Clinical Specialties: Expatriate adjustment, re-entry adjustment, cross-cultural couples counseling, Financial Therapy (working with individuals and couples around money concerns and conflict around finances), depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem concerns, career and life transition challenges, ADD/ADHD
Cross-Cultural Experience: My graduate research work focused on the adjustment challenges and needs of returning expatriates. I have worked with TCKs, returned expats and cross-cultural couples in my private practice. My spouse is an Italian citizen (our daughter has dual citizenship) and in our home both Italian and English are spoken. I served as a healthcare volunteer in Panama and, in my youth, was an exchange student in Mexico.


Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: Oregon, 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)
Email: info@greymattersintl.com
Website: www.greymattersintl.com
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