Shanghai International Mental Health Association (SIMHA)

What is SIMHA?

SIMHA is a multidisciplinary professional association of therapists who provide mental health services to the international communities in Shanghai.

Founded in 2008, SIMHA’s goals are to improve the quality, quantity, and accessibility of mental health services available to the international communities in Shanghai.

How to Choose a Therapist

Research has shown that the most important factor in a successful counseling experience is the relationship between the client and the counselor. There are many great counselors who have unique skill sets that benefit different populations. Each client and each counselor have a different personality and style of communication.

Want to be a therapist at SIMHA?

There are a list of significant benefits offered to SIMHA Members.

SIMHA Therapists Quick Facts


SIMHA Therapists


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4 Elements to Elevate your Mood
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SIMHA Christmas Celebration

SIMHA had their yearly Christmas party which was enjoyed by all. It was a great time to catch up with friends along with meeting new members. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

Coffee Mornings

Each month SIMHA members get together for coffee mornings to discuss various issues that affect the Shanghai expat community. Some of the issues include:
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