Hello, I'm Astrid
I have spent the last ten years as a Psychotherapist and Couples Counselor in Private Practice, and while I was born and raised in beautiful Costa Rica, I have spent most of my adult life living as an expat in Southeast Asia. This experience has given me a deep appreciation for cultural diversity and how it enriches our lives.
As a therapist, I am dedicated and passionate about my work. I approach each session enthusiastically and curiously, oddly eager, I must admit, to explore the intricate relationship between ourselves and others. Through my analytical approach, I strive to facilitate self-awareness, a deeper understanding of emotions, and the meta-emotion approach, which is the key to finding meaning and happiness in life.
Psychology is not simply a career for me, it is a language that helps me make sense of the world, myself, and others. I strive to achieve the perfect balance in therapy, integrating the science of psychology with the art of exploring deeper meaning, all in the service of wisdom. By discovering the unique qualities that make each individual who they are, we can unlock the potential for personal growth and healing.
My approach to life is founded on the belief in the transformative power of love and its ability to bring healing to our lives. I believe that, ultimately, we all want to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. In my personal life, I find joy and fulfillment through witty humor, good food, and sharing wine and memories with loved ones.
I have been a proud member of AmCham since 2019 and currently serve as Co-Chair of the Women in Leadership committee. At the heart of my work is an unwavering commitment to empowering women and promoting gender equality. I strive to drive positive change in the community, inspiring women to reach their full potential and break down the barriers that have long held them back.
My mission is a powerful testament to the transformative power of leadership. As someone aware of the unique challenges faced by women in leadership roles, I am more engaged with this mission than ever before.