Lois Bushong

Meet Lois Bushong

Counselor, International Speaker and Author of "Belonging Everywhere & Nowhere: Insights into Counseling the Globally Mobile"


"A TCK herself, Bushong deftly weaves her own experience into the narrative but her stories never detract from her mission.

Her presentation gave our school counselors, educators and administrators invaluable insight and strategies for supporting the children and young adults in our community"



As a therapist who has spent my life working with global nomads, I could not put down Bushong’s new book. This is the book that all international school counselors should use as their go to book! Lois took years of experience and her own feelings to help train the trainers around the world. I found the recount of other experts in the field very helpful. What was most beneficial was the unique drawings that Bushong included in the book “Belonging Everywhere and Nowhere.
— Julia Simens, TCK Parent, International School Counselor and Author of 'Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child'
This book should be on every mental health professionals’ book shelf. I have personally witnessed individuals with globally mobile life experiences struggle needlessly when well-meaning counselors or therapists have actually done more harm than good. This is the book that has been missing from this field for way too long. Kudos to Lois Bushong for the professionalism in which she has put these pages together. Sharing anonymously stories of those who have struggled with the complex issues of overseas living experiences as well as courageously interjecting her own stories, one can’t help but see why this book has been so long awaited.
— Tina Quick, TCK Parent & Author of 'The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition'
Lois does a great job of giving therapists clear guidance and tools to help them differentiate and be able to help clients to understand both realities. This clear, practical tool for those working with clients raised cross-culturally and/or with high mobility is a great addition to the literature for us all.
— Ruth Van Reken, TCK, TCK Parent and Author of 'Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds'
A fantastic reference book for counsellors with clients who are globally mobile, to help them understand the issues and trauma they have lived through that might not be obvious, even to the client. As a Third Culture Kid myself, I found this book extremely useful in furthering my understanding of my own world, and how I was raised.
— Jessica, TCK. GoodReads.com