Skillful, Compassionate Therapy in Berkeley
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #116772
In my practice, I offer support and guidance to help you bring awareness, healing and transformation to your life’s difficulties and transitions. Often times, especially in times of distress and overwhelm, many parts of ourselves are left unseen, unheard, or misunderstood. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space so that these parts and places that aren’t seen may be integrated into your path towards health, self-actualization, and well-being.
I offer trauma-informed, culturally sensitive psychotherpay and incorporate Client-Centered, Relational, and body-oriented approach. I value collaborative therapeutic processes, so we’ll work together to find what feels the most helpful to you in our sessions. I may also support you from the lens of Somatic Experiencing® (SE) – body oriented approach for the resolution of trauma and chronic stress. Methods of SE give us embodied awareness and understanding of trauma response, autonomic nervous system, and tools of how to slowly and gently regulate and support our system to bring balance in our lives. I view psychotherapy through a social justice lens. Together we will look into past events, relationships, and patterns, as well as what’s arising in the present moment and current life circumstances that might be bringing disharmony in your life.
I work with issues such as:
- anxiety & depression
- relationship problems
- low self-esteem
- life transitions
- trauma (personal, societal, intergenerational and historical)
- immigration, acculturation, cross-cultural issues
My clinical experience includes working with adults, couples, children, teens and families in community agencies, prison, school, and private practice.
I was born and raised in Japan and moved to the United States in 2009. I hold a B.A in Drama from the University of Washington. After studying theater for 8 years, I came to realize the psychotherapeutic potential of drama in my own life and became highly intrigued by the connection between embodiment, psychology, and theater. This led me to the California Institute of Integral Studies, where I graduated with a Masters in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Drama Therapy. I offer sessions in English and Japanese. I am looking forward to meeting you.
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