Ai Kokunugi, MSW License: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in Texas, Advanced Certified Autism Specialist (ACAS), Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider, Certified Parenting Counts Educator
Areas of specialties: Psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and families. Depression, anxiety, emotional and behavioral issues, autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, parenting, child abuse prevention and early intervention
Chiaki Abe, MS, NQSW License: NQSW (National Qualification Social Work Ireland) Postgraduate training: 4 year analytic program in the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP) in New York
Areas of specialties: Individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for adults with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, panic attack, personality disorders, PTSD, trauma, bereavement, relationship issues, cross-cultural/adjustment issues
Therapeutic approach: Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy based on the theory of Freud, Winnicott(relational), Sullivan(Interpersonal), and Kohut (self psychology), See Far CBT
Eriko Kobayashi-Suzuki, Ph.D. License: Licensed Psychologist in California, Certified Clinical Psychologist in Japan
Areas of specialties: Individual therapy for adolescents and adults with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, work/school/career issues, eating issues, developmental disorders, cross-cultural issues; couple therapy
Therapeutic approach: Integrative approach with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and psychodynamic approach. Also incorporates acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and behavioral activation therapy (BA).
Appointment times: Tuesday: 10 am - 5pm Wednesday: 1 pm - 5pm Thursday: 10 am - 12 pm Saturday: limited availability upon request
Machi Taniguchi, MA License: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Massachusetts, Registered Yoga Teacher200
Areas of specialties: Individual therapy for adolescents and adults with mood disorders, addiction issues, eating issues, self-harm problems, identity issues, relationship issues, co-dependency, Adult Children of Alcoholics, work/school/career issues, cross cultural issues
Therapeutic approach: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Therapy, See Far CBT
If you know which therapist you would like to work with, please feel free to let us know. If you feel unfit to the therapist assigned to you, please discuss about it with the therapist. We will transfer you to other therapists, if necessary. Any experienced therapists know that positive therapeutic alliance is the essential ingredient for successful outcomes in therapy. Establishing trust between therapist and client is the most important collaborative task for beginning therapy. It leads to real healing and changes.