NAKANO, Wakako

NAKANO, Wakako
Membership Status
Associate Clinical Member
Clinical Psychologist
Currently Accepting Clients?
Offers Services
Online, In Person

I am a clinical psychologist who graduated from the Graduate School of Humanities at Gakushuin University. I began my career as a sales representative for a Japanese trading company and then a foreign airline for about 10 years. After my graduate school training, I worked at the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and the Health Management Office of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. I currently work at the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, where I am engaged in clinical research on stress-related disorders, mainly PTSD, as well as eating disorders.

As a Christian, which is rare in Japan, I have found myself navigating cross-cultural issues here in Japan even though I am Japanese. The experience of being an outsider at home has informed my clinical practice. I am happy to help people live more comfortably regardless of religion, nationality, gender, or sexual orientation.

Clients I Work With
Anxiety disorders, Trauma, PTSD (PE), Eating disorders (CBT-E), Career and workplace relationships
Services I Offer
CBT based psychotherapy, PE for PTSD, CBT-E for Eating disorders.
Japanese, English
Name of Practice
Polaris Counselling Office
Business Address
Tokyo life building 4F, 1-3 Ichigayatamachi, Shinjukuku, Tokyo, 162-0843, Japan
Service Fee
12,000/ 50min (incl TAX)
MA in Clinical Psychology
Licensure & Registration
Clinical Psychologist. (公認心理師) Public Clinical Psychologist. (臨床心理士)