I'm a bicultural, bilingual (Japanese | 日本語) psychotherapist with over a decade of experience working with teens, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds. With both clinical degrees and a research degree, I'm a well-rounded and experienced psychotherapist with additional expertise in Psychological Research. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and also hold a Pupil Personnel Services Credential, a credential required to work as a school-based therapist in California.
During therapy sessions I listen respectfully, without judgment, to learn about you and your experience. You’re the expert about yourself. In a warm, supportive, and helpful manner I’ll collaborate with you to explore your experiences, challenges, and goals. In therapy sessions I'm engaged, transparent, and proactive. I will customize therapeutic methods that will best meet your needs and goals and help you move towards your goals.