OHNOGI, Akiko J.

Membership Status
Clinical Member
Clinical psychologist, Play therapist, Child Psychologist, Psychotherapist,
Currently Accepting Clients?
Offers Services
Online, In Person

I am a clinical psychologist and play therapist in private practice in Tokyo. I see clients of all ages with varying issues, and specialize in treating children (infants, toddlers, school age, adolescents) and their families, parenting, post-trauma survivors and multicultural individuals/couples/families. I incorporate neurodevelopmentally based play and activities in treatment with all my clients regardless of age, in order to utilize the whole brain in working through that which concerns the client. I work from a psychodynamic perspective and am prescriptive in use of treatment modalities. I am a co-founder of Japan Association for Play Therapy, and conduct workshops and supervise, professional mental health clinicians throughout Japan, as well as provide post-trauma support to survivors and professionals of various natural disasters.

Clients I Work With
Children (all ages: infants, toddlers, school age), adolescents, young adults, adults, elderly, families, couples, trauma survivors, parents, women, men, LGBT, returnees, multicultural families/couples/individuals
Services I Offer
Individual psychotherapy, play therapy (treatment & educational), Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Counseling, Seminars and workshops (parenting, trauma, play therapy, etc), Clinical Supervision (professionals, graduate students, interns), Parenting Educational/Counseling, Consultation
English, Japanese
Name of Practice
Dr. Ohnogi Psychotherapy and Counseling
See website www.dr-ohnogi.com
Business Address
Azabudai Flat 302, 3-3-27 Azabudai, Minato-ku
Roppongi and Kamiyacho on the Hibiya line; Roppongi Ichome and Azabujyuban on the Nanboku line; Roppongi and Azabujyuban on the Oedo line; all approx. 10 min. walk or basic cab fare: see map www.dr-ohnogi.com. (no parking in building; several nearby public parking places)
Service Fee
See website www.dr-ohnogi.com
Every weekday afternoon, evenings, and nights (excluding Japanese National holidays and weekends) Unavailable: Japanese national holidays, while away on conference several times a year, vacations throughout the year
Psy.D. doctorate in psychology
Co-founder and board director of Japan Association for Play Therapy (association endorsed by Association for Play Therapy in US)
Invited annually from 2002 to present and participate in the International Play Therapy Study Group run by Charles Schaefer, Ph.D. in the UK, Ireland and Denmark for leading play therapists around the world.

My first play therapy: Basics and techniques for effective support(in Japanese only), International Handbook of Play Therapy, Play Therapy with Very Young Children, multiple book chapters, English and Japanese journal publications, and manuals (for full list, see publications at www.dr-ohnogi.com)

Trauma work:  
Post-disaster trauma support work: Providing post-disaster psychological support to survivors of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami and nuclear disaster and the Kumamoto Earthquake through JAPT funded by UNICEF Japan,
Provided direct psychological assistance to Sri Lankan tsunami orphans through Operation USA and Association for Play Therapy (USA) post the 2004 Pacific Rim Earthquake and Tsunami, and
trained hospital staff at the Niigata Prefectural Mental Health Medical Center regarding response and treatment to the 2004 Chuetsu earthquake.
Invited to present at the 7th annual trauma conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

American Psychological Association (APA), full member
Association for Play Therapy (APT), clinical member
International Mental Health Professionals Japan (IMHPJ), clinical member
Japan Association for Play Therapy (JAPT), co-founder & board director http://www.ja4pt.org/

Former positions  
Adjunct faculty at International Christian University (ICU) psychology graduate school in Tokyo
Adjunct faculty at California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), Japan campus
Clinical psychologist at Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) Counseling Service in Tokyo
School counselor at Nishimachi International School (NIS) in Tokyo
Director at the Institute of Psychoanalytic Systems Psychotherapy (PAS) in Tokyo
Board advisor for Nana's Children Mental Health Foundation,
Psychology intern at Kaiser Permanente, Children's Outpatient Psychiatry Department, Loma Portal Mental Health Facility, South Bay Guidance Center, California