I could never forget the day I met LJ. She’s like an angel, appeared in my darkest days and brought me back to the light.

Just finished a meeting with my son’s home teacher, I was deeply upset. He was pointed out with some misbehaviors to draw adults’ attention. “He’s easy to get distracted from his work and get involved with other’s business. He’s not liked by his peers...” These words stubbed into my heart and made me so overwhelmed that I could barely focus. To me, my son has always been a kind and sweet boy that he loves sharing with his friends; he’s easy to get along with; he respects the rules but sometimes can be stubborn. I didn’t know what happened to him to turn him that way. I held him in my arms and talked with him thoroughly. He cried and told me that he didn’t want to go to school. He was so small and lonely. I could feel his sadness yet struggling to fit himself into the environment. That’s the first time I was thinking if I should take him out of the school, until I met LJ.

She’s always brightly smiling when she speaks. And she’s so tender and empathetic like a branch of sunshine touching your heart. When we speak, I felt like we’d known each other for a long time. I guess she has some invisible magic.

I told her the problems my son and I were facing, and she told me, she would hold some sessions to communicate with my son every week and help him through the difficult time.

In the following days, my son visited LJ every Wednesday. The first time, they played some therapy games and observed the golden fish in the tank. My son was very happy. He run into me and told me what happened in his session, and told me how nice and funny LJ was. He never stopped laughing when he told me everything and seemed like he could not stop talking. Soon after that, LJ wrote to me an email, and told me how she found my son. She said many beautiful and warm words. If you’ve never been there, you would not understand how important that meant to me. Yes, I was encouraged like we had hope!

After that, my son kept visiting LJ for around two months, and she always ensured our family was treated with discretion and respect, and this is just one of her kindnesses. My son became more and more confident and happy. He thought of LJ as a reliable Counsellor and friend. 

I will always be grateful to Lj, she’s very professional and kind from deep inside of her heart. I felt lucky for both me and my son to have had met her in our lives when we did. She’s even more important and nicer to us than she knows. For the hundredth time I want to tell her, thank you LJ, we value you so much!

G & S. Beijing, China. May 2020