Founder of Expat Therapy Barcelona, Isabel Soler, is a trained and licensed psychotherapist from the United States with over 22 years' experience. She has received two Master’s, one in Mental Health Counseling and another in Sociology. In her practice, she not only utilizes traditional psychotherapy approaches but relies deeply on wholistic, mind-body and integrative therapeutic approaches essential to the improvement and regulation of functioning. She is specialized in issues related to trauma, grief, loss, depression, anxiety, transitions related to Expat life experiences and works only with adults and couples.
Isabel is currently licensed in their respective US National Boards as a LCMHC, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and LCAS, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialists. Additionally, she is US certified in Clinical Hypnotherapy, EMDR, CHt, TRM and Trauma Informed Yoga for Mental Health. She has had extensive training in Mindfulness, Guided Imagery, Compassion Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Breathwork, Meditation and Mind-Body Approaches to increase and regulate functioning.
She has recently completed a Postgrad in Dance and Movement Therapy at UAB as well as completed a Masters in Psychotherapy with EMDR with UNED and is currently pursuing certifications in Internal Family Systems Therapy, Somatic Experiencing and Compassion Focused Therapy. Isabel has had extensive training in the field of mental health and has treated clients across a wide spectrum of dysfunction.
In addition to the rigorous academic training and practices that Isabel has dedicated her life to, she has also enjoyed participating in many other practices which have inspired, imparted wisdom and wellness. She has been learning and practicing systems of Meditation, Yoga, Dance and Sound Therapy since the age of 19, which through multiple studies and evidence-based practices, have become deeply integrated into the field of psychology. Isabel is certified as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and a Trauma Informed Yoga for Mental Health at the 200hr level. Her approach to therapy is holistic and comprehensive based not only on all that she has learned through my own life experiences, but on her professional training, research and study.
Currently Isabel lives in Barcelona and is enjoying the creation of a healing, therapeutically supportive space and practice where her knowledge, modalities and approaches can be shared and communicated in an individual and effective manner. As an expat herself, she looks forward to helping you navigate and discover effective ways to manage the challenges inherent in relocation, endings and new beginnings through holistic therapeutic interventions. Online sessions are also available.