I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Hawaii. I have worked with clients in three countries – USA, Japan, and Thailand. I also have a Ph.D. in East-West Psychology. I have taught cross-cultural psychology in Japan and counseling psychology in Thailand. My research has focused on integrating Asian traditions with Western psychotherapy. I have worked in psychotherapy with teenagers and adults, both individuals and couples, on a wide variety of issues within a holistic and cross-cultural context, including cultural issues, anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues, substance issues, direction and meaning in life, life changes, sexuality, and personal growth. My training is both in Western modalities (Gestalt, somatic, existential, cognitive behavioral, client-centered, Motivational Interviewing) and in Asian modalities (Zen Buddhism, mindfulness, Tai Chi, Japanese therapies Morita and Naikan).