Practice: Private Practice Name, AMI COUNSELING est. 1993.
Address: 1-1-4 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141-0021.
Directions: 7 minute walk from either Meguro Stn (JR Yamanote Line) or Shiroganedai Stn. (Namboku or Mita Lines).
Hours: Monday - Thursday, day & evening, by appointment.
Fee: Contact for current fee structure.
Arrival: 1992, Permanent Resident.
Degree: PhD Clinical Psychology (1992) California Graduate Institute, Los Angeles; MS Clinical Psychology (1983), California State University, Los Angeles.
License: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (1989), Board of Behavioral Science Examiners-California; (Lic #MFC25022).
Mem Registration: Clinical Member, International Mental Health Professionals (1997-).
Additional: More than twenty five years of clinical experience in the U.S. and Japan in school, hospital, community mental health and private practice settings.
Extensive training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and family systems approach at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute-Autism Center, USC Psychiatric Hospital -Inpatient Unit, Verdugo Mental Health Center, Glen Roberts Child Study Center.
Areas of emphasis include the treatment of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, self-esteem, consequences of abuse, stress management, interpersonal skills, anger management, communication skills, workplace relationships and performance, women's mental health including psychological aspects in pregnancy, infertility, menopause, postpartum depression.
Treatment of mood disorders, couples/relationship counseling, cross-cultural counseling, life transitions & stage of life issues. My approach integrates psychodynamic theory and technique with evidence-based interventions including CBT and the latest findings in neuroscience research.
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