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

Alison Collis MSc. BSc. PG Dip. in TA, MBACP
Location: Lisbon, Portugal; London, England; and Worldwide
Phone: +351 926 062 690
Email: alisoncollis@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.transculturalcoaching.com
Nationality: British
Languages Spoken: English and intermediate Portuguese
Religious Affiliation: None
Clinical Specialties: I help expatriates and their families make successful overseas moves. I specialise in resilience; identity and rootlessness in Third Culture Kids; and all the transitions involved in expatriation and repatriation. Alongside this, I work with clients: In their personal lives to deal with stress, depression, anxiety, phobias, bereavement, lack of self-esteem, divorce, loneliness, relationship and parenting problems. In their careers with developing their leadership skills, resolving conflicts and communicating effectively. I work with individuals, couples and families face-to-face in Lisbon and London or anywhere via skype or telephone. I have specialist training in Transactional Analysis both as a psychotherapist and as a coach.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am passionate about working in this area. I was born in the UK and currently live in Portugal. I have worked in the USA and across Europe. My clients come from a range of nationalities. I normally work in English and have experience of working via interpreters.

Jennifer Patterson, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Phone: +351 935 738 749 or WhatsApp +1 206 617 9212
Email:  jenniferpattersonlmft@gmail.com
Website: www.jenniferpattersonlmft.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English and beginner Portuguese
Religious Affiliation: none/open to all
Clinical Specialties: I work with individuals (adolescents and adults) making their way through stressful situations, anxiety, loss, life changes, family issues, and experiences of past trauma and abuse. A lot of the work I do with people includes figuring out how to make taking care of yourself before everyone else okay and managing change. The letters after my name include LMFT (WA State licensed marriage and family therapist/LF60099926) and ATR-BC (board certified art therapist). I received a dual Master’s degree in psychology and art therapy from Antioch University Seattle. I work from a culturally aware, holistic approach, taking into account physical (somatic), psychological, environmental, and emotional health, and use an eclectic blend of techniques to achieve client goals, including systems theory, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), dialectical-behavioral (DBT), solution-focused, client-centered, mindfulness, and gestalt approaches. Art therapy may also be integrated into counseling as a nonverbal alternative or addition to the process.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Awareness of how culture fits into the ways in which we move through the world is something that is very important to me. I have lived in several regions across the United States and have traveled extensively throughout Mexico and Europe, and just had my first trip to Morocco. Culture is more than just speaking a different language and having a different belief system but also includes how our families of origin and families of choice function, and how we navigate the culture of social norms and expectations. As a systems theory based therapist, these concepts come up all the time when working with my clients, and can be very helpful as we seek to understand more about ourselves.


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