Unstacking Sessions

We believe that by helping TCKs and ATCKs through the hard work of unstacking their Grief Tower,
they can maximize the benefits of their globally mobile upbringing. 
Unstacking Sessions are a way for adult TCKs or teen TCKs to have a personal debrief of their experiences. The hardships that build up throughout a TCKs developmental years can impact their relationships, decision making, and emotional health throughout their lives if it goes unprocessed.

In Unstacking Sessions our experienced Adult TCK Coaches guide you through mapping out your grief timeline, unstacking your grief blocks, and developing a plan for moving forward in an emotionally healthy way.

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Adult TCKs

4 Session Bundle: $400
Self-Paying Student (up to ages 24):
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Parents scheduling and paying for their university student will be billed at the standard rate of $400. This allows university students who are paying for themselves to receive services for a lower rate of $250. 

Teen TCKs 

Ages 14+
6 Session Bundle: $450
(5 Sessions with teen; 1 Session with Parents)


While the timeline is flexible and we can fit into your schedule, our normal procedure and what we would highly recommend for the most impactful outcome is to complete the 1-hour sessions weekly. Therefore, Adult TCKs would complete their 4 sessions within a month, and teens would complete their sessions within 6 weeks. If you do not think this would fit into your current schedule, we can schedule them for a later season, or we would recommend waiting until that time can be set aside to dive into sessions. 
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If you would like to schedule Unstacking Sessions for yourself as an Adult TCK or your teen TCK please fill out this interest form to begin the process!
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These sessions are not counseling or therapy. These sessions are focused on teaching and guiding, not providing any psychotherapeutic services, including diagnosis. Our sessions would not be suitable for clients currently experiencing suicidal ideation, severe depression, self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders or other dangerous coping skills. We recommend that TCKs struggling with these issues seek therapy. You can find some resources and databases of counselors who are TCK-informed here: Counselors & Therapists.
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     Are Unstacking Sessions right for me?

Because Unstacking Sessions are not counseling, it’s important that we make sure that they are going to be the best option for you.
  • Grew up abroad or with a globally-mobile childhood.
  • Want to see how your childhood is impacting your adulthood experiences. 
  • Ready to do the hard work of unstacking your grief. 
  • Understand how delving into childhood grief blocks can cause tension on relationships.
  • Aware that grief processing may be deeply emotional (bring tissues). 
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We also want to make sure that you're optimized for the experience.
Even if you feel ready to do the work, please read over the "Not right now" section to evaluate your readiness for these sessions. This section also gives suggestions for how to become ready for Unstacking.
Not right now
  • Recently (within the last 3 months) diagnosed with a mental health diagnosis.
  • Currently living in an emotionally unsafe or unsupportive space.
  • Currently experiencing intense or severe physical or emotional responses to grief or trauma.
  • Currently experiencing (or has struggled in the last 3 months with) suicidal ideation, severe depression, self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders or any other dangerous coping skills.
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We want these sessions to be as beneficial as possible, so if you're experiencing any of the above circumstances or conditions Unstacking Sessions are not right for you right now. We would need to know that the following things were in place to move forward with sessions:
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  • You have a plan to manage your personality disorder or mental illness, and have been executing said plan for a month or more.
  • You are currently meeting with a licensed therapist (6+ sessions with the same therapist)
  • You have a Personal Safety Plan in place for if you experience triggers or emotional dysregulation. You can use our free one here

If at any point we determine that Unstacking Sessions are not what you need in this season, we will inform you and help point you toward services that will better meet your needs.

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Follow-Up Sessions

It can be hard to find people who understand the unique experiences and struggles of Adult TCKs. Some ATCKs like to carry-on meeting with one of our ATCK coaches as they continue processing their Grief Tower after they complete their original bundle of Unstacking Sessions.

If you have previously  completed your Unstacking Sessions or attended an ATCK Unstacking Coaching Group and would like to schedule Follow-Up sessions for the next year you can do so through the interest form below. 
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