I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Berkeley, CA. I completed my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. I view psychotherapy from a holistic perspective, which means that I treat the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual being of the whole person. Prior to opening my practice, I worked in a variety of clinical settings such as out-patient clinics, milieu environments, agencies and schools. I have experience working with a wide range of issues.
As a second generation Japanese-American with immigrant parents, I have an interest in working with individuals who are biracial/bi-cultural and those who are going through the acculturation process. My life experiences of growing up in two very different cultures have taught me ways to navigate through cross-cultural conflicts and have the ability to respond to individuals, couples, and families from diverse cultural systems with compassion and understanding.
John F. Kennedy University, MA, Counseling Psychology
San Francisco State University, BA, Speech Communication
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
CAMFT Supervisor Workshop Series
Child-Centered Play Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
Group Psychotherapy Training Program
Multiculturalism: At the Intersection of Knowledge and Clinical Practice
Practical Issues in Forming, Maintaining, and Facilitating Groups
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Asian American Psychological Association
California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
East Bay Chapter of California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (EBCAMFT)
Women’s Therapy Center (WTC)