PAWLE, Reggie

PAWLE, Reggie
Name: PAWLE, Reggie
Profession: Psychotherapist
Clients I Work With: Adults, Adolescents, Women, Men, Gay/Lesbian, Returnees, Students
Services: Individual Psychotherapy, Individual Counseling, Family Therapy, Couple Therapy, Phone Counseling, Internet Counseling, Seminars/Workshops, Clinical Supervision
Location of Services: , ,
Name of Practice: Cross-Cultural Psychology Service
Business Address: Kamitakano, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto; Matsuzake-cho, Abeno-ku, Osaka
Bio:

KYOTO | OSAKA:  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).

Notes: I have worked with people in psychotherapy in three countries – in California, USA, 1992-1999, in Kyoto and Osaka, Japan 1999-2015 and 2018-present, and in Bangkok, Thailand, 2015-2018. 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). Together with my clients we try to get to the heart of their concern and find ways, both practical and meaning-oriented, for the client to enliven their process of living. Important factors considered include having a safe place for in-depth exploration, cultural influences, ways of resolving conflicts, and what possibilities a person has.

I taught cross-cultural psychology at Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata, Japan, 2004-2015, and I taught counseling psychology at the Graduate School of Psychology, Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2015-2018. My research focus has been on cross-cultural psychology, particularly Japanese-Western marriages, and the integration of Western psychotherapy with the Asian traditions of Buddhism, Daoism, Morita, and Naikan.

IMHPJ member since 1999 – President 2003-2006; Board of Directors member 2000-2003, 2010-2012, 2013-2015.
Permanent resident of Japan; Moved to Japan in 1999.
Degree: M.A. – Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, 1993 Ph.D. – East-West Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2003
Licensure & Registration: California (USA) Marriage & Family Therapist license # MFC 35774 (1999) – http://www.bbs.ca.gov
Hawaii (USA) Marriage & Family Therapist license # MFT 75 (Currently Inactive)(www.ehawaiigov.org/serv/pvl)

International Affiliate, American Psychology Association (https://apa.org)
Member, International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology (www.iaccp.org)