I am a psychotherapist providing online counseling for those in Washington state. As a mixed Japanese and LGBTQIA2S+ affirming practitioner, my practice is rooted in principles of anti-oppression and collective liberation.
I have worked in the fields of social work and psychology for over seven years. Over the course of my career I have worked in a variety of settings with clients of various age and cultural backgrounds. I earned a masters degree in clinical Social Work from the University of Washington, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Chicago. I am licensed by the Washington State Department of Health as an Associate Independent Clinical Social Worker.
I work with adult individuals (18+) and specialize in working with those of mixed racial/ethnic heritage, people of color, and womxn/femme/non-binary folx.
My work typically integrates the following:
-mindfulness and meditation
-somatic (body-based) exercises and practices
-decolonizing frameworks, e.g. naming oppressive systems & factors and identifying paths to liberated and grounded healing
-trauma-informed/trauma-focused interventions to process past experiences and build resilience
-activities and practices to activate creativity
-holistic wellness- attention to health and movement (as desired)
-spiritual and ancestral practices, as appropriate