Yael Haklai-Neagu, LMFT at Changing Forward LLC

Tel: 954-889-4418

Office: 1040 Bayview Dr. Suite 110 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Email: yael@yaelhaklaineagu.com
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Unpack & Nurture

Your Well-Being

Counseling Services for Individuals & Couples
Before, During, and After Relocation


Yael Haklai-Neagu, LMFT

"If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello"
 - Paulo Coelho

Moving to a new place (city, state, or county) and adjusting to a new location affect our identity, well-being, relationships, and family dynamics in many ways. As a person who migrated to the US several years ago, I'm deeply familiar with the challenges involved in the relocation and adjustment process. My personal and professional experience has motivated me to specialize in working with people that are going through this life changing journey.


Pre-move consultation for a smooth and successful relocation.
Designed for individuals and couples who are planning  a relocation.


Tailored for individuals and couples
who are affected by a relocation
and would like to nurture their
well-being in the current location.


Pre-return consultation for a smooth and  successful move back home.
Designed for individuals and couples who plan to return to their original location. 


Moving countries isn't always easy, it's even harder for someone to understand what it feels like to start over again, to leave your family, friends and job behind and start a new life with your significant other. My husband and I were referred to Yael by one of her colleges, it probably was the best reference we ever had.


I felt extremely lost within a couple of months of living here, it was like I became a different person. I didn't know what I was doing with my life. I had left my country to come start a new life with my husband, the love of my life, but for some reason I had everything to be happy, but I was more miserable than ever. The fights with my husband would not stop, it was bickering for every little thing. It wasn't until I met someone that went through similar things like me, that I finally felt understood. 


Yael understood me completely. She turned my life around! She helped me cope with my anxiety and stress of what it was leaving everything I knew to start again. As my stress went down so did our issues, she helped us to find another ways of resolving our problems.

On June 15th was our first year anniversary and if it wasn't for Yael's professional help, we would not have made it. I would recommend Yael to any couple that is going through migration changes, What better help than someone that lived through the same thing? She is so easy to talk to. I felt extremely comfortable with her. I cannot thank her enough for saving our marriage."


Moved from South America to the US in 2016

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Life-changing events such as relocation, relational transitions, loss, illness, and many more, can affect our relationships, family dynamics, our well-being, and even our own identity. When the elements that shape us are shifted into different contexts, different aspec...

February 14, 2019

In the spirit of Valentine's Day and with the risk of sounding corny, I have to say that I find love to be one of the strongest forces of nature that can change the course of one's life. Love is often the reason for many people to leave the comfort of their hometown an...

December 28, 2018

“Are you excited?” My husband asked me on the way to the airport. “You know,” I said, “it's always such mixed emotions.” I'm excited to go home, but then I think, wait, where is home? I'm excited to see my family and friends whom I miss very much, excited to see my lov...

December 18, 2018

A couple weeks ago my friend and I were meeting for a coffee when she asked me why I chose such a narrow niche to focus on in my practice as a psychotherapist.
“Narrow?” I replied a bit surprised, “if you think about it, the majority of people around us have moved here...

January 19, 2018

Relocation is considered one of the greatest changes one can experience in life.
People move for different reasons, from pursuing jobs or study opportunities to following loved ones, exploring new adventures, seeking a comfortable lifestyle, and so on.
Regardless of th...

October 30, 2017

Moving to a new place (city, state, or county) and adjusting to the new location, far from everything that is known, may face you with countless challenges that affect, among other things, your relationships and well-being. A great way to understand what nurtures our w...

October 15, 2017

"Have you noticed that some people feel at home everywhere around the world?” he asked.
"When they arrive to a hotel room, they immediately unpack their suitcase, even if they plan to stay only for one night or two. They put their clothes in the closet, empty their toi...

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