I’m Dr. Bonnie Wims, a UK Chartered Psychologist, a former expat and now a re-pat! I specialize in online therapy with the expat community around issues of anxiety, isolation, and all of the challenges living away from “home” can bring.
I am originally from Denver, Colorado but currently live in Boston, Massachusetts. I lived in London, England for 7 years and although I have no regrets, there were many moments where I felt sad, and wondered why I wasn’t enjoying the adventure more. The experience taught me a lot about myself and what I am capable of. With therapeutic support I began to understand the urge to isolate in this new country and I was able to challenge myself to develop new ways of being “Bonnie”.
Moving back to Boston after living in London was in some ways even more challenging as I had an expectation of “fitting in” to a place I used to live. Once again I felt out of sync with my surroundings and once again I had to reach for new supports to assist me in this change. Over all I believe I have grown as a person through this process and I hope to help others do the same. I have a passion for helping others to not only survive being an expat or a re-pat, but to thrive!