"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destinies." - C. S. Lewis

  "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves" - Viktor E. Frankl

"May your choices reflect your HOPES, not your fears" - Nelson Mandela

"I've not failed.  I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison

"Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life." - J. K. Rowling

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” - Winnie the Pooh

"You can be your own best friend or your own enemy.  Choose wisely."

"At first glance it may appear too hard.  Look again.  Always look again."



Life in Shanghai can be like a roller coaster, full of ups and downs.  Some days you may love it and feel like you are on a great adventure and other days may seem full of challenges and difficulties.  Whatever you are feeling or whatever you may be facing, you are not alone – there is help!  


Whether you need help with issues that existed long before you ever moved to Shanghai or just need a little support in adjusting to life here and associated issues, resources are out there.  Taking the first step can sometimes feel a little overwhelming or intimidating, so I’ve created this website to try to make it a little easier for you to find just what you’re looking for.


I personally offer counseling services and I’m also willing to help point you in the direction of any other help you may need.  Spend some time browsing this site to learn more about me and the counseling I do as well as to learn more about other helpful resources for expats in Shanghai.

"Make peace with the mirror and watch your reflection change."

 "The reason why we struggle with insecurities is because we compare our behind the scenes with everybody else's highlight reel." - Steven Furtick

"I'm thankful for the difficult people in my life.  They've shown me exactly who I don't want to be."

  "Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward." -C.S. Lewis

"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens." - Carl Jung 

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

"My friend, saying that you don't have time to improve your thoughts and your life is like saying you don't have time to stop for gas because you are too busying driving. Eventually it will catch up with you." - Robin Sharma

"I'm thankful for the difficult people in my life.  They've shown me exactly who I don't want to be."