Psychologist, Psychotherapist & Digital Nomad
Online Counselling. Workshops and talks worldwide. Coaching & a community for colleagues. German, French and English.
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multicultural. professional. authentic.
From the comfort of your home. For individuals, families and couples. Specialized in cross-cultural living, expats and digital nomads.
Workshops & Events
Workshops and talks on mental health for expats, migrants and digital nomads & working online as therapists. Worldwide.
Coaching for Colleagues
Workshops for German-speaking colleagues & an international community for location independent therapists
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My name is Sonia Jaeger. I am a psychologist, psychotherapist and digital nomad.
My path was clear. Studies, psychotherapy training, PhD. Next up: Open a private practice.
But then everything changed. I took a break and travelled the world for 10 months and never came back. Well, almost. I come back every year, sometimes for a few weeks, sometimes for a few months.
But my home, that’s the world.
With my online counselling, I found a way to combine my passion for travelling with the work I love. Now, I am able to reach and work with many people who otherwise would not have access to a psychologist or psychotherapist.
what others say about me
feedback from clients is posted anonymously to protect their privacy
“Sonia is one of the most forward thinking mental health professionals that I have met in many years. Not only is she very easy to talk to, but she also understands the value in finding the best techniques for the best situation. Before knowing Sonia and listening to her Mental Tools Workshop, I was struggling to find a new toolbox and afterwards I have found a new therapy that works well for my lifestyle and worth ethic. Sonia supports persons like myself (who are not her private clients) by using constructive social media posts online to make me take a moment to think about where I am in my realty- am I rushing from goal to goal, or am I actually living a mindful life. I am very grateful for her willingness to share and I look forward to learning more from her as time passes on.”
“For me, online consulting was the first important step to get help abroad in an acute crisis. When it became clear that I should get external help, this was the only conceivable option for me. On the one hand, I was very reluctant to talk about my problems on-site, on the other hand, I didn’t know where to turn to. Also, the idea of getting help “from home”, i.e. in my language and from my country, took away my fears.
As a result, the online consultation made it possible for me to open up on-site and to get contact persons and help there. I don’t know whether I would have been able to do this without this first so important emergency anchor and intermediate step.
In addition, the online consultation with Ms Jaeger is super flexible in terms of time and can also be used intensively. The contact was established immediately, and I always received very prompt answers to mails.”
“She helped me to take a different view of my relationship problems and gave me helpful advice. For me, the video consultation was the optimal way of communication because the shyness to go to a stationary psychotherapy practice for my “supposedly banal problems” was a bit too big. Moreover, they are a bit inflexible concerning the appointment arrangement. Mrs Jaeger was always easily accessible and also flexible in terms of time. I was always happy to see her on video, and somehow it felt like having a coffee with a friend.”
“Right from the beginning, it was very evident that Sonia brings experience and knowledge that was extremely valuable to the group. Last week at the #FIGT2019 Conference in Bangkok, she led an exceptional informative workshop about the future of psychotherapy and the unique perspective of someone who works predominantly online. Sonia shared her thoughts with openness and generosity, inviting the audience to dare and ask any questions. Sonia is a confident professional, with a clear voice, she leads the way for many others that are just starting their online working journey. ”
from my blog
I love writing about my work, sharing insights and tips from my online counselling work as well as writing about the reality of digital nomad life.
Mating in Captivity – Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
Sexual issues and difficulties in relationships are a common topic in my online counselling practice. In 2019, I wrote an article on the subject of sexual issues and recommended looking into psychotherapist and bestselling author Esther Perel’s work regarding...
Book Recommendation: Four Thousand Weeks – Time Management for Mortals
The New York Times bestseller “Four Thousand Weeks - Time Management for Mortals” by Oliver Burkeman is a thought-provoking and insightful book that explores our relationship with time. I often recommend it to my online counselling clients and colleagues who struggle...
Caring for your mental health in the face of climate change
Have you ever felt helpless, angry, scared, exhausted, or even hopeless, about the state of our planet? News about heat waves, floods, deadly wildfires, droughts, famine and other disasters, remind us of the devastating effects of the climate crisis on an almost daily...
My friend who doesn’t know me – Parasocial Relationships
Social media has changed our modern world – including our perception of celebrities and our way of interacting with them. Apps like Instagram and TikTok allow us to catch glimpses of the private lives of our favourite celebrities and influencers. We know what car they...
Memes in Therapy and Counselling
Have you ever recognised yourself in a meme or maybe even learned something about yourself through one? Perhaps you have shown a meme that resonated with you to your partner, your friends or even your therapist? If so, you are definitely not alone. Photo:...
Eight years as a digital nomad
On October 6th 2022, I celebrated my 8-year anniversary as a digital nomad. It was a great occasion to sit back and reflect on all the places I've visited and the experiences I’ve had over these years of working remotely and travelling around the globe, so in this...
Seal of quality for online counselling by The Association of German Professional Psychologists
Member of The Association of German Professional Psychologists
2019 TEMI Award Winner Leading Wellbeing Programme Initiative
Co-founder of Location Independent Therapists