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iTherapy: Counseling made affordable

Self-paced online courses with videos, reflection exercises, and weekly feedback via email from counselor & psychotherapist Diya John, using evidence-based therapy approaches like Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 

19,000 JPY (approx. 120 USD) for 5 weeks

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'Loneliness' was the #1 topic of interest among our expat/ international community members on Instagram.

The expat life involves a lot of alone time, and being in a new environment may bring with it feelings of loneliness even when there are people around us. 

In this course, we'll get into the science behind loneliness - why we feel this way, sharing evidence-based tools you can use to deal with it based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), so that you can move closer to your idea of a fulfilling life.

Every week, you'll get a chance to reflect on what each of these topics means to you, the challenges you face, and what works/ doesn't work for you. You'll also receive customized, personalized feedback via email from Diya.

Who this course is for:

  • Expats/immigrants/internationals or anyone who wants to understand and overcome loneliness, or is curious about the science behind it

  • People who would like to build more meaningful relationships, but aren't sure where to start

What we'll cover

5 weeks of videos & reflection activities,

with personalised feedback

Week 1

Starting with your intentions

  • What brings you to this course, and what you would like to get out of it

  • How loneliness shows up for you / your triggers, thoughts and feelings around it

  • The science behind loneliness

Week 3

Finding meaning in relationships

  • Moving towards your idea of a meaningful life - identifying your values around relationships & community

Week 5

Week 2

Coping with loneliness

  • Different coping styles for loneliness

  • Reflections on what your coping strategies for loneliness have been so far

  • How to navigate these uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Week 4

Taking action

  • Actions that you can take while dealing with loneliness/ to move towards your idea of a meaningful life

  • Barriers that get in the way, and how to tackle them

Moving with self-compassion

  • How to practice self-compassion along the journey

  • Stories and comforting notes from other expats on loneliness

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the course take to complete?

This course is self-paced, but the recommended time to complete it is 5 weeks, spending 30-45 minutes each week. Doing one section each week helps you stay in touch with the content while still giving you enough room to reflect on it in your free time. If you miss a week you can always come back to it later. You'll have access to the course for 16 weeks in total.

How does the course differ from regular talk therapy?

Just like talk therapy,

  • You can share your concerns with Diya John, a registered counselor & psychotherapist

  • It's a safe space i.e. an online platform where course participants' responses can only be seen by the participant and Diya, following the same confidentiality terms as in therapy (View terms)

  • You'll receive support, feedback and input from Diya, based on evidence-based approaches like Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • You'll learn skills to take care of your mental health

Unlike talk therapy,

  • The course does not include interacting in real time with Diya or talking over a video call. If you'd like to deep dive into any topic, you're welcome to schedule one-on-one counseling calls separately. 

  • The reflection activities are designed around typing (e.g. in a worksheet) rather than talking

With iTherapy, you'll get to:

  • Engage in reflection activities at your own pace, from anywhere, at any time

  • Get weekly feedback from Diya via email

  • Save money, as this 5 week course comes at a fraction of the cost of regular talk therapy

How exactly will Diya be responding to reflections?

Once you submit answers to the reflection activities each week, Diya will respond to each of them via email, sharing her feedback, support and guidance. You will get a copy of your reflections + her feedback. She will also send you video messages occasionally for a more personal touch :)

Here's a sneak peak

"​I've had the privilege of being under Diya's guidance, and it's been a transformative experience. Her approach has significantly helped me in recognizing and understanding my emotions, playing a vital role in healing my past wounds. With Diya, I've always felt a comforting sense of non-judgment, allowing me to speak my mind freely. Her insightful feedback and practical methods have not only aided in my personal growth but also in fostering kindness towards those around me. I highly recommend her services to anyone seeking a compassionate and effective therapist."

German Expat

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