Welcome to Compass Counseling and Training Services


Welcome to Compass Counseling and Training Services. If you have never seen a counselor before, or you are looking to re-establish a therapeutic relationship, the process of choosing a counselor and getting started may seem complicated.  I want to make the experience as simple and enjoyable as possible.  My goal is to give you the information and resources you need to get started working on whatever goals you want to set, or issues you are trying to address.  Whether you are facing a personal or family issue, difficulty with anxiety or depression, a looming decision, a life altering event, or looking to incorporate more values based activities into your schedule, I consider it a privilege to work with each of my clients on a personal level to develop a strong, effective working relationship.

Living here in Shanghai brings its own "brand", or "style" of issues and challenges with it.  Many of us have moved to Shanghai, leaving behind familiar lives in familiar places, along with the family and long time friends that support us.  Many who are here, making Shanghai home, have experienced the twists and turns of an extended process of relocation and settlement, trying to find, and make, home here as comfortable as it can be.  And, although expat life in Shanghai can seem to have a transient nature, the native Shanghainese and long term residents of this glorious, fabled city also face the same mounting pressures and strains of living in a bustling, modern metropolis.  Compass Counseling and Training is designed to serve as a resource for helping people establish and maintain a productive and positive  lifestyle, overcome challenges and personal issues, as well as specialized services focused on career development, professional coaching and skills development, as well as educational consulting and training.  Please see the "services" page for a more in depth explanation of these.

For those living here as expatriates, many times the adjustment to living abroad can be an extended process of navigating the best and worst of what life has to offer. There are plenty of aspects of modern life that cause difficulty and negative stress, and sometimes we don't handle these situations in the most healthy, resilient ways.  My goal is to assist clients in finding ways to deal with any issue that is causing discomfort or uncertainty.

I do my best to make myself availabe to accomodate every client's schedule and I strive to be available for any urgent needs, especially during critical situations.  I will give my clients a way to contact me and you can expect a response within a relatively short time.  In order to undertake our work together, I offer a free half hour introductory session to help us get started with our working relationship and then, as needed, we can schedule one hour, 90 minute and two hour sessions.  I also offer group counseling sessions and trainings.  

Please take the time to browse this site, read through my personal history and information, check out the resources and links section, and then feel free to contact me and ask any questions you would like.  You can also schedule your introductory consultation by sending me a quick message by email or WeChat and we can get together and discuss the details of your situation and needs, as well as ways that I can be of service, either face to face or on the phone.  I look forward to hearing from you and working together.

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