Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist
Trained in the US as a PhD in Clinical Psychology, Ana is also a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than 25 years post-license experience. She has been in private practice in Tokyo since 1992 and consults in English and French. Her approach integrates multiple therapeutic modalities including Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness and modern Neuroscience.
In addition to helping clients identify and release deeper subconscious patterns of emotional response and behavior that interfere with their optimal functioning, Ana provides them with effective tools and practical strategies for alleviating symptoms, promoting growth and developing resilience.
Clients I Work With
Adults, Adolescents, LGBTQ, Returnees
Services I Offer
Individual Psychotherapy, Couple Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Counseling, Coaching, EAP
Name of Practice
AMI COUNSELING (Est. 1993)
1-1-4 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo.
7 minute walk from Meguro Stn. (JR Yamanote Line) or Shiroganedai Stn. (Namboku or Mita Lines).
Individual therapy: 16,000 ~ 18,000 Yen (including tax) / 50 min.
Couple/Family therapy: 18,000 ~ 20,000 Yen (including tax) / 50 min.
Fee not covered by the Japanese National Health Insurance.
Monday thru Thursday (daytime and evening), Saturday.
PhD Clinical Psychology (1992) California Graduate Institute, Los Angeles; MS Clinical Psychology (1983), California State University, Los Angeles.
Licensure & Registration
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (1989), Board of Behavioral Science Examiners-California (LMFT25022)
Extensive training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and family systems approach at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute-Autism Center, USC Psychiatric Hospital -Inpatient Unit, Verdugo Mental Health Center, Glen Roberts Child Study Center.
Areas of specialty:
Couples/relationship counseling, cross-cultural counseling.
Treatment of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder; impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); trauma; attachment injury; personality disorders; stress management; anger management; workplace relationships and performance; women's mental health including psychological aspects in pregnancy and infertility; postpartum depression.
Emotionally Focused Therapy, Treatment of Infidelity, Treatment of OCD and Anxiety Disorders, Mindfulness based Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Polyvagal Theory, Grief Counseling, Executive Coaching.