China

A listing of therapists, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists in China interested in providing culturally sensitive cross-cultural care for today’s international expat community.

Beijing

Rachel Heffield, MA, PCC-S
(Professional Clinical Counselor- Supervisor) Ohio license, USA

Location: Wangjing, Beijing, China
Phone: 15901031772
Email: bjexpatcounselor@gmail.com
Website: www.bjexpatcounselor.vpweb.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Christian
Clinical Specialties: Counseling women- depression, eating disorders, healing from abuse, addictions, transitions, relationships, parenting teens; Adolescents; Holistic approach integrating mental, physical, and spiritual wellness.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am in my 5th year living in Beijing. Short stints in Russia, Ukraine, and Germany. Raised among multiple cultures in Miami, FL. Trainer of Chinese lay counselors.

Titi Hill BACP Registered Counsellor – BSc Integrative Counselling, Reiki Practitioner
Location: Beijing, China. I also work worldwide-online, phone, and email.
Phone: +86 18612557824
Email: info@beijingcounselling.com
Website: www.titihill.wixsite.com/titihill
Nationality: Nigerian /British
Languages Spoken: English, Conversational French and Yoruba
Religious Affiliation: Holistic Faith
Clinical Specialties: Personal Development, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Low Self-Confidence, Low Self-Esteem, Anger Management, Religion, Bereavement, Spirituality, Work or Career Related Issues, Family Issues, Marriage, Child Related Issues, Parenting, Cultural Issues, Minority Issues, Health Related Issues, Self-Harm, Expat Issues
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am an ATCK and have lived in Congo, Paris, Nigeria, Senegal, New York, London, South Korea and now Beijing

Shanghai

Dr. Chiara Castelli, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist
Registrated to the Italian Professional Order of Psychologist, Master Degree of Group Psychodynamic, PhD of Psychotherapy, IAGP Member
Location: Shanghai, China; Varese, Italy; and Worldwide via Skype
Phone: +86 13918260417 (China); +39 3471402656 (Italy); dr.chiaracastelli (skype)
Email: dr.chiaracastelli@gmail.com
Website:
Nationality: Italian
Languages Spoken: Italian, English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Marriage crisis, anxiety, panic, depression, lack of self-esteem, interpersonal problems, eating disorders, sexual abuse, occupational troubles, life transitions, addictions, feelings of emptiness, personality and mood disorders, emotional difficulties related to the experience of living abroad.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I’m Italian but I’m living in China, where I provide support for people with intercultural adjustment difficulties related to the experience of living abroad.

Christine Forte, MS
Location: Shanghai, China (Xuhui, French Concession)
Phone: 1379.547.0448
Email: christineforte7@gmail.com
Website: www.balancedheartcounseling.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English (native), Italian (fluent)
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: I counsel individuals and families dealing with relationship changes, anxiety, depression, academic or behavioral struggles, grief, self-esteem and identity formation, substance abuse, infidelity, divorce, work related stress and transition related issues. I work with both adults and children and have experience with intercultural couples and families.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have now lived in China for three years, prior to that I was in Milan for two years and Budapest for six months. I’ve traveled extensively since a young age and my family also hosted several exchange students when I was a child.

Steve Vinay Gunther (GDSE, GDGT, MScMental Health, Phd(c), WTIV, EAGT, RUP
Location: Shanghai, (Longwu Lu, near Botanical Gardens), China (and Worldwide via Skype)
Phone: China: +86 185-1631-5629; USW:  +1 323 381 9810
Email: nowshiva@me.com
Website: www.gti.today; www.onlinetherapy.zone
Nationality: Australia
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Meditation
Clinical Specialties: I have been practicing and teaching Gestalt therapy for 30 years. I am a cofounder of Gestalt Australia and NZ, and also of the Gestalt Association of China. I see individuals, couples and families, and also offer professional supervision and training. I have experience working with a wide range of clinical issues including all types of relationship problems, addictions, trauma and mental health concerns. I have 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren and am familiar with many types of parenting and developmental issues.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Teaching and practicing in Australia, Mexico, USA, Japan and China.

Barbara Kiao, Australian Registered Clinical Counselor (ACA 9601)
Location:
Shanghai, P.R. China
Phone:
+86 139 0195 1006
Email: contact@barbarakiao.com
Wedbsite: www.barbarakiao.com
Nationality: Australian
Languages Spoken: English; Mandarin; Shanghainese & Cantonese
Religious Affiliation: None in particular
Clinical Specialties: Couple counseling (Cross-cultural relationships), Interpersonal relationship counseling, Addictions & Depression
Cross-Cultural Experience: Yes, I am an ATCK grew up and lived in many different cultures & majority of my clients are of international and cross-cultural backgrounds.

Zhuhai

Paula Strengell, MD
Location: Tampere, Finland & Zhuhai, China (face-to-face consultations, web services, e-mail)
Phone: +358408378266
Email: paula.strengell@uta.fi
Website: www.kerrotarinasi.com
Nationality: Finnish
Languages Spoken: English, Finnish, Swedish
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: depression, anxiety, addictions, psychotherapy, literature therapy
Cross-Cultural Experience: living partly in China

Countrywide

Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: China (and worldwide: travels to client countries)*
* Grey Matters International is a “one stop shop” global psychological consulting firm that leverages powerful neuroscience technologies and methods for ex-pats and their families. We work in a ‘we come to you’ fashion and can help all your personal,relationship and family/children mental health needs quickly and effectively.
Phone: 1-877-606-6161  (if calling from outside USA: 1-918-949-1972)
Email: info@greymattersintl.com
Website: www.greymattersintl.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Open to All Religious/Spiritual Orientations
Clinical Specialties: Mood disorders, stress/burnout, relationship conflict, addiction, OCD, ADD/ADHD, brain injury, trauma, sleep concerns, high performance and career counseling
Cross-Cultural Experience: Worked with clients on 5 continents on their private mental health needs and have advised many multi-cultural “professionals, executives, leaders” on their culture change needs affecting many employees and their unique values