Expat Psychologist in Rotterdam

Psychological support

for internationals

Whether you are about to start your expat journey or have been living abroad for a long time, I am here to help you thrive during this experience. My goal as a therapist is to help you care for your mental health

while living abroad and to help you build a better relationship with yourself and the world around you.

Your 15-min introductory call !

About me

Your empathetic and professional expat psychologist!

My name is Suyanne Lima. I am an English-Portuguese speaking psychologist based in Rotterdam. I am the founder of Suyanne Lima Psychologist – a private practice that offers psychological support for the international and expat community in Rotterdam and online.

As an intercultural psychologist, I study the impact of culture on people's behaviour: culture influences how we perceive ourselves, as well as how we interact with others. It makes us look at the world and each other in very different ways, which may lead to stressful experiences. Many expats face such challenges on a daily basis. I provide therapy with a specialized focus on migration - relocation, adaptation and integration challenges - and give support in other stressful life situations.

Having lived in four different countries, I experienced the challenges of adapting to and living in a different culture. My personal experiences allow me to add extra value to my services by offering a shared, empathic, non-judgmental understanding of your struggles.


How can I help you?

I can provide support for dealing with various issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress and emotional exhaustion
  • Relocation and adjustment
  • Development of intercultural skills
  • Loss of identity
  • Self-exploration
  • Low self-esteem
  • Feeling of not belonging
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship-related issues
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Procrastination

Are you struggling with something else?

About me

It takes courage to seek help!

As human beings, we are always encountering emotions that we don't always know how to handle. Many situations in our lives can cause psychological distress - especially when you embark on the adventure of living abroad.

You are faced with another culture with different values and norms. Some people struggle with the feeling of belonging neither to the new country nor to the country of origin. Almost all expats miss at least some aspects of their home country or family, and some experience homesickness on top of that.

At times, these challenges may seem overwhelming, but I want to tell you that you are not alone. Seeking support is an innate part of being human. Choosing to seek help when you are experiencing emotional overwhelm is a great act of courage and self-care, so I want to congratulate you for getting this far.

"Since psychology played an important role in my journey, I believe that with my personal and professional experience I can also help you"


How to get started?


Schedule your 15-min introductory call by clicking here.


Get acquainted with a 15-minute call!!


Schedule your first session online or in-person in Rotterdam.

Do you have any further questions?

Ready to begin your

transformation journey?

Schedule your 15-min introductory call !