Amy Furuyama (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I help adult children of immigrants increase emotional intelligence to have meaningful relationships with themselves and others.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Irvine, CA

  • Individual

About My Clients

You were raised in an immigrant family where survival was everything. Growing up, your family never talked about feelings- there was no space or the language to do so! And now you’re an adult and feeling the consequences of this. Difficulty being attuned your feelings has made it hard to communicate your needs or set boundaries, which has affected how you feel about yourself and your interpersonal relationships. And you want a meaningful, full life with good friendships and relationships.

My Background and Approach

My graduate work internships were in government entities, such as Department of Mental Health in Los Angeles and in child protective services. Through this experience, I have worked with myriad of youth and adults struggling with anxiety, depression and trauma. I also have experience as a therapist in corrections providing counseling for inmates with mental health issues. I am also sex therapist in training to help people struggling with sexual issues, especially navigating sexual shame and exploration. My approach- I'd first like to have a conversation with you to explore your past then find ways to assist you in the present, the here and now.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

In therapy we will process your life experiences that affected how you view your inner world. We will learn ways to attune yourself to your feelings, practice healthy communication, and set boundaries. Just as habits were learned, we can unlearn unhealthy patterns that no longer serve us. I can guide you to gain confidence and better your relationship with others.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Rate: $175/session


(949) 662-1804 Email Amy
17880 sky park circle
Irvine, CA 92627

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