Tokyo Counseling


Professional Counseling in Tokyo | Looking for an English Counselor in Tokyo?

Tokyo Mental Health provides various types of counseling for mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, alcohol and other drug abuse, emotional instability, anger, and stress. Our premier counseling services are available in person at our Tokyo office in Shintomi near Ginza, and all over Japan through video chat. All counseling services are provided by well trained, professional mental health providers. We are specially equipped to work with the foreign community and Japanese returnees. We are able to provide our services to adults, couples, families, adolescents, and children. Our goal is to do more than just provide counseling services. We are here to help you achieve full recovery from the issues in your life. We believe everyone is deserving of a full life that is free from mental health issues. As a counseling team, we have helped hundreds of people beat their depression, overcome anxiety, and take their life back from addiction. We can help you. We are here for you.At Tokyo Mental Health, we work tirelessly to provide you with the best counseling services in Japan. If you are not satisfied with your consultation, you will not be charged for it.
Tokyo Mental Health

The TMH Counseling Team

Our team is as professionally and culturally diverse as the Tokyo international community. With both members from around the world and locals with global experiences, we understand the needs of a multicultural foreign community and the Japanese returnee community. Our staff includes counselors, psychologists and a psychiatrist, with experience with cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, systems therapy, cognitive analytic therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Relationship and Couples Counseling in Tokyo

Tokyo Mental Health provides relationship counseling and couples and marriage counseling at our Shintomi office. When you and your partner come to Tokyo Mental Health for counseling, you will work with a trained professional counselor who specializes in relationship and couples counseling. Our counselors utilize many different approaches for couples work. These approaches are designed to assist you with improving communication, strengthening trust, and achieving a more satisfying and fulfilling relationship. Additionally, we provide guidance for amicable separations, co-parenting, and navigating mixed family dynamics.Click here for more information about Couples and Marriage Counseling.

Grief Counseling

While controversy still remains regarding distinctions between normal grief, complicated grief and pathological grief, and the relationship between depression and grief, grief counseling can be useful for some who have suffered a loss of someone close. If you would like to discuss if grief counseling is right for you, please call us. We are here to help.

Online counseling and Telephone Counseling

Tokyo Mental Health can provide online counseling and phone counseling for those in Japan who do not have easy access to Tokyo. Please enquire if you would like more information about this.

Tokyo Counseling Services

  • Individual counseling
  • Relationship counseling
  • Stress counseling
  • Counseling for depression
  • Couples counseling
  • Marriage counseling
  • Online Counseling
  • Phone Counseling

Multidisciplinary Staff

  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrist

Multilingual Counselors

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Japanese

To Book an Appointment

For Counseling in Shintomi, near Ginza

To make an appointment for counseling, please use the booking form below, or use the following email address : [email protected]

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  • For our Counseling Service
  • 6F Urbane Mitsui Building, Shintomi 2-4-6, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0041 Japan
  • [email protected]

Office Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

English Counseling At Tokyo Mental Health Offices In Shintomi

Tokyo Mental Health Counseling Office


6F Urbane Mitsui Building, Shintomi 2-4-6, Chuo-ku, TokyoEasy access from Asakusa line, Ginza line, Yurakucho line, Hibiya line, and JR Yamanote line:
  • Shintomicho station – exit 3, 1-minute walk
  • Tsukiji station – exit 4, 5-minute walk
  • Takaracho station – exit A1, 9-minute walk
  • Higashi Ginza station exit A7 or exit 3, 11-minute walk
  • Kyobashi station exit 1, 11-minute walk
  • JR Yurakucho station, 15-minute walk
Parking at Shirauobashi, 3 minute walk

Office Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM


The American Counseling Association defines counseling as:
…a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Professional counselors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health.
Counseling (or counselling in UK) is certainly a broad field with many methods, styles, aims and approaches.Tokyo Mental Health offers supportive counseling for a broad range of problems. Counseling is a suitable approach for people with problems with mild depression and anxiety, mild post natal depression, for those who are having difficulties in the workplace, and for people who would like to resolve problems in relationships or their marriage. It can also be useful for children who refuse school, are being bullied, or are having other problems.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a psychological intervention that grew out of the work of Professor Aaron Beck, with as the name suggests, roots in both behavioural theory and cognitive theory. CBT is now the most widely studied psychological treatment with robust scientific evidence supporting its use in a huge variety of different settings. In particular, randomized controlled trial evidence has demonstrated the effectiveness of CBT in treating a wide variety of psychological problems such as depressive disorders, anxiety disorders including panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, PTSD and OCD, psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, body dysmorphic disorder, and many disorders of substance abuse. Many practitioners speak more broadly about `Cognitive Therapies` rather than CBT as a unitary treatment, and types of cognitive therapy have multiplied. Contemporary cognitive therapy can be divided into 3 broad ‘generations’ in terms of their evolution. What are often referred to as `third wave` cognitive therapies such as ACT and MBCT include popular techniques of mindfulness. For more information on CBT, see the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Mindfulness Based Therapies and Counseling

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) – This mindfulness therapy was developed to help individuals who struggle with recurrent episodes of depression. It can also be used to help work through alcohol and other drug abuse issues. MBCT combines the principles of traditional cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness techniques. MBCT helps individuals with depression become less reactive to thoughts and feelings that would typically cause distress. It can be very beneficial in helping reduce and prevent future bouts of depression by replacing negative thought patterns with positive ones.Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) – ACT is a mindfulness-based, values-oriented behavioral therapy, that has many parallels to Buddhism, yet is not religious in any way; it is a modern scientific approach, firmly based on cutting-edge research into human behavioral psychology. It focuses on teaching you psychological skills to deal with your painful thoughts and feelings effectively – in such a way that they have much less impact and influence over you. Additionally, you will clarify what is truly important and meaningful to you – i.e your values – then use that knowledge to guide, inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better. For more information on ACT, see the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science.The Hakomi Method of Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy – This mindfulness approach was developed by Ron Kurtz back in the 1970s. It focuses on the principles of mindfulness, nonviolence, unity, organicity, and mind-body integration. Hakomi therapy combines elements of multiple philosophies, general systems theory, and modern body-centered therapies. At its most basic level, Hakomi is the therapeutic expression of a specific set of Principles: Mindfulness, Nonviolence, Unity, Organicity and Mind-Body Integration; these tenets inform every aspect of the work. For more information on the Hakomi Method, see the Hakomi Institute.

Psychodynamic Counseling

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a form of what is called ‘depth psychology,’ the primary focus of which is to reveal the unconscious content of a client’s psyche in an effort to alleviate psychic tension. In this way, it is similar in approach and technique to psychoanalysis. Central to most forms of psychotherapy are exploration of the client`s past, often early, formative, childhood years, how the client relates to people in their life in the ‘here and now,’ often interpreted through object relations theory, and the relationship that develops between therapist and client, referred to as ‘transference.’ This form of therapy can be seen as psychoanalysis adapted to a less intensive style of working, usually with therapist and client meeting once or twice per week. The principal theoretical underpinnings of psychodynamic psychotherapy rest upon the work of Freud, Klein, Winnicott, Guntrip, Bion, Jung and Lacan. Principles of psychodynamic psychotherapy has been used in individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy and family therapy.

Cognitive Analytic Therapy – CAT

Cognitive Analytic Therapy (known colloquially as CAT) is a modern, time limited, brief psychological intervention that grew out of the work of Dr Anthony Ryle, a UK General Practitioner and psychoanalyst. Cognitive Analytic Therapy incorporates elements of theory from Object Relations Theory, Bowlby`s Attachment Theory, Vygotskian learning theory and Cognitive Psychology. It has a number of distinctive features including the use of questionnaires, and shared letters and diagrams created collaboratively between client and therapist to help the client make sense of their problems. Therapy usually takes place in once-weekly sessions for 16 or 24 weeks, with follow-up sessions to help clients maintain gains. It is a popular psychotherapy in UK and is used commonly in NHS settings with to help those with depression, anxiety disorders, emotional instability and who have been subject to trauma. For more information on CAT, see the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy website.

Counseling in Japan

Counseling has many meanings, and in the sense of ‘giving guidance and advice’ there are many services in Japan that provide counseling. In contrast, the non-directive psychological counseling so familiar to us in the West remains on some level an unfamiliar model of care in Japan. Certain types of counseling and psychological treatment are available at Japanese psychiatry clinics with Japanese psychiatrists under the Japanese health insurance system, but the style of delivery may be alien to those raised abroad. Many private companies, often linked to psychiatry clinics, also provide counseling services for a fee with Japanese clinical psychologists. However, outside of Tokyo and other major cities it can be difficult to access such services.

Other Tokyo Counselors

Not sure psychological counseling at Tokyo Mental Health is right for you? Prefer to find other reputable Tokyo counselors? International Mental Health Professionals Japan (IMHPJ) is a Tokyo-based organization that seeks to serve as a professional body for foreign counselors in Tokyo to help maintain professional and ethical standards. IMHPJ has an active website where you can find profiles and contact details for members.


  • For our Counseling Service
  • 6F Urbane Mitsui Building, Shintomi 2-4-6, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0041 Japan
  • [email protected]

Office Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM