I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Hawaii, USA. I also have a Ph.D. in East-West Psychology. I have worked as a psychotherapist while living in three countries: USA, Japan, and Thailand. My clients are teenagers and adults, both individuals and couples, who have a wide variety of issues, including cultural issues, anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues, substance issues, direction and meaning in life, life changes, sexuality, and personal growth. I work holistically with body, mind and spirit, giving attention to the cross-cultural context. 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). I have taught cross-cultural psychology in Japan (Kansai Gaidai University) and counseling psychology in Thailand (Assumption University, Graduate School of Counseling Psychology). My research has focused on integrating Asian traditions with Western psychotherapy.