Pre-departure therapy is the first part of our preventative care model. It allows missionaries to build rapport with a licensed therapist and discuss potential obstacles, barriers, and problem solving strategies.
We provide therapeutic sessions via telephone, video conferencing, or in-person while missionaries are overseas. Missionaries and our licensed therapist engage in regular sessions to discuss and process the joys and difficulties of being on the missions field.
Therapy sessions focus on reverse culture shock, grief, trauma, rebuilding relationships, and loss of purpose or identity. These emotions are usually experienced by missionaries on furlough or entering retirement.