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Katja Aegerter, a location-independent mental health professional with the mission to protect and improve the mental well-being of the families of currently or formerly globally mobile professionals.

Katja concluded a Master of Science in General Psychology from Roehampton University, UK, with a research thesis on family elements impacting the experience of Third Culture Kids (TCKs), and a postgraduate certificate in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Katja has completed training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), with a specialisation on grief and loss. 

Since 2018, Katja has passionately supported mobile families and caregivers – locally and online -, through presentations, workshops and seminars for ministries, international organizations, institutions, and schools. She further offers private consultations and counselling for globally mobile families, Third Culture Adolescents and Adult Third Culture Kids. 

As an accompanying spouse, she does not only have the technical expertise but also lives the globally mobile lifestyle herself raising two children in between Worlds. Together as a family they have so far lived in four countries (USA, Switzerland, Kyrgyzstan, North Macedonia) on three continents.

Katja´s vision is to:

  • Empower mobile families through care, awareness, and tools to support their child(ren)´s mental health for a best possible immediate and long-term experience. 

  • Help Adult Third Culture Kids and their parents to reflect and process the psychological impact of their global childhood for a more emphasized appreciation of the positive aspects. 

 

Contact details and links to a collection of essential resources for mobile families can be found on Katja's website. Click here.

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