Initial intake session will be arranged shortly after you contact us by email. At an intake session, you and your therapist will discuss your situation, determine treatment service, referral options, frequency, and fee by our sliding scale based on your income and ability to pay. For child/adolescent service, intake session is with parent(s) only. If you know which therapist you would like to work with, please feel free to let us know your preference. A good fit between you and your therapist is the key to a successful treatment.
Intake session for assessment* 初回面接(インテーク・アセスメント*）
*For child/adolescent service, intake session is with parents only.
Counseling/psychotherapy starts after intake session. We have three services as below; インテーク後にカウンセリング/心理療法を始めます。以下３つのサービスがあります。
Adult service: It offers individual counseling/psychotherapy to adults who struggle with various life issues and stress. It could be short or long-term counseling/psychotherapy depending upon the client's needs and severity of the issues. While there are various approaches in counseling/psychotherapy, we believe that the importance of clinical alliance and boundary between client and therapist can facilitate basic trust and thus mutual growth in the process. Clients can be assisted in gaining self-awareness and understanding, improving coping skills, and living life fully. Psychiatric referral for medication treatment will be made when needed.
Child & Adolescent service: It offers individual counseling/psychotherapy to children and adolescents to enhance their healthy emotional/psychological development. Since children can not articulate their thoughts and feelings verbally, various methods and tools, such as toys, art, and activities, will be provided to help them express their internal lives and resolve problems. Adolescents will be assisted in gaining understanding of their feelings and thoughts, and learning tools to better express themselves and cope with increasingly stressful adolescents' lives. Children and adolescents' lives are influenced by adults surrounding them. We offer parent(s) consultation/counseling so that they can better facilitate their children's growth.
Couples service: It offers marriage and couples therapy to couples in distress. It helps couples gain more awareness of their communication patterns, interpersonal dynamics, and the roles each partner plays in maintaining the problems. The couples will be assisted in building skills necessary to make positive changes and rebuilding trust and intimacy in their relationships. It also approaches various life transitional issues from the perspectives of family life cycle, which could be the source of stress in the relationship. Our couples therapists are familiar with the issues and challenges of interracial, intercultural, and international marriages.
Intakes and counseling/therapy sessions are by appointment only. We are not able to accept walk-ins or provide crisis interventions to those who seek immediate help. We suggest a local hospital emergency room if you are in need of immediate help/consultation. We do not have an in-house psychiatrist.