ITD and FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate

Families in Global Transition is a welcoming forum for globally mobile individuals, families, and those working with them. They promote cross-sector connections for sharing research and developing best practices that support the growth, success and well-being of people crossing cultures around the world.

I have enjoyed attending FIGT conferences in the past, and I continue to sponsor FIGT via the International Therapist Directory each year.

In 2018, Daniela Tomer founded the FIGT Counseling and Coaching Affiliate group on facebook which “serves as a platform of communication, to share information that is relevant to our niche in the field of global counseling and coaching. It can be the place to go when a counselor or coach is moving countries and faces new jurisdictions and professional practices; a place where relevant professional education opportunities can be shared; a place to find peer supervision and much more.”

As part of this initiative, Daniela worked with Shellee Burroughs, Tami Nelson, and Kelli Sanness to develop the Counseling and Coaching Coffee series, and they invited me to be a recent guest. I was able to share about my experiences developing and curating the International Therapist Directory and many other adjacent topics.

I really enjoyed the conversation, and I wanted to share it with you here as well.

Thank you, Daniela and company, for such an encouraging time together.


Josh Sandoz, MA, LMHC received his MACP in 2008 from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology and currently works in private practice in Seattle, Washington providing individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Specializing in working with those impacted by international mobility, he also curates Josh is a past president of the Board of Directors of COR, Center for Object Relations, and has been deeply involved with the Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study. Since 2012, Josh has been singing alto on Sunday evenings with The Compline Choir at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral.