Kyoko completed her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling in Kentucky, U.S. She has worked in both individual and group settings, mainly with college-age students and young adults. She has experience working with individuals with various issues such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adjustment disorder, deliberate self harm, identity issues, and cross-cultural issues. She is especially passionate about walking alongside people on their journey through identity development in the context of the cultural environments and trauma. Kyoko`s theoretical orientation is mainly a combination of family-system, cognitive behavioural, and psychodynamic theory. She encourages the empowerment of individuals through the practice of mindfulness to be fully in the present moment.