Counseling Approach/Philosophy of Counseling/Comment for future clients
I am a local TCK. I was born and raised in various parts of Japan during my formative years and spent 16 years in the USA as young adult. I received my undergraduate and graduate degree in the USA and returned to Japan in 2010.
As a counselor, I have a passion for and proven track record in empowering and collaborating with my clients to identify, pursue, and successfully overcome their barriers and achieve their goals. I have a systemic orientation and uses multiple therapeutic approaches including solution-focused, Cognitive behavioral, and structural family therapy. I also enjoy creative approaches such as art, music, and writing in therapy when possible.
I am a compassionate and caring therapist who will listen to your stories and ask questions in order to be able to understand your current circumstances and assist you to make a positive growth and change.
I look forward to working with you and I hope I can help you to enjoy the journey to reach your goal.
I have clinical experience in the USA and Japan. I have worked with individuals, families, and couples from various racial, ethnic, and religious background at hospital, counseling clinic and school. I see clients who have concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, interpersonal issue, cross-cultural issue, and adjustment issue.
Licensed Professional Counselor (South Carolina, USA)
National Certified Counselor (USA)
Trainer for the Mental Health Facilitator Program
Ed.S in Marriage and Family Therapy, Converse College
M.A. in Counseling, Columbia International University
A.B. in Sociology and minor in Psychology, Youngstown State University