Rachel Heffield - US Licensed Clinical Counselor
“It is a good and safe rule to sojourn in every place as if you meant to spend your life there, never omitting an opportunity of doing a kindness, or speaking a true word, or making a friend.” -Ruskin

 Life in Beijing can be exciting and exotic as well as exhausting and hard. Whether you’re here for study, adventure, or at the apparent whim of a company, change, stress, health concerns and distractions often pile up. You may find your personal and family strengths stretched rather thin and the minor issues of life that often lie dormant rearing their ugly heads. 

I’ll tell you a secret- You’re not going crazy. Expat life with all it’s sparkles often leads us to a crisis of sorts. The Chinese character for crisis is composed of the two characters for danger and opportunity. I believe that is a great way to look at life here. The turbulence often turns up the heat and signals danger to us. With proper support and wisdom, it is truly an opportunity for great growth.

You may recognize patterns that need to be reworked or find the unusual pressures have hit a raw spot in your life. My desire for counseling is to empower you to successfully navigate this sojourn whether you are trekking through the valleys, or reaching new heights.
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