Effective Communication with Your Friends and Family

In unprecedented times like these, it is more important than ever to lean on friends and family. Even when it is difficult to meet in person, finding the time and means to connect with others through effective communication can offer precious support and guidance in periods of uncertainty. However, it can be difficult to know […]

Tokyo Mental Health Welcomes Karan Sahar

We are delighted to welcome our new psychologist, Karan Sahar, to Tokyo Mental Health’s growing team of service providers!  Dr Karan Sahar is a British Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (UK). He has accumulated over 10 years of clinical and research experience and expertise across public and charitable sectors working […]

Tokyo Mental Health 2020-21 Holiday Hours

Happy holidays from everybody here at Tokyo Mental Health! As we move closer to the Christmas and New Year holidays, we’d like to let you know of a few schedule changes for a couple of our therapy locations. The holiday hours for both our Shintomi Therapy Office and our Mihama Therapy Office will differ slightly […]

Simple Steps to Manage Stress

Author: Skylar Hom What is stress? Stress is a condition of emotional strain. This can be an everyday occurrence and can happen due to a variety of factors. Stress can present itself in multiple ways with unique effects on us, and is something that we all experience differently. Understanding how stress personally affects you, as […]

Our New Office: TMH Okinawa Mihama Therapy Office

We are excited to announce the opening of a new location for our therapy services: the TMH Okinawa Mihama Therapy Office! This office is located in Chatan, Okinawa, where it is next to the American Village in addition to several military bases and international schools. All services are provided in English by licensed professionals with […]

Tokyo Mental Health Welcomes Shok Hong “Holiday” Ooi

We are delighted to welcome our new psychologist, Shok Hong “Holiday” Ooi to Tokyo Mental Health’s growing team of service providers! Holiday has a master’s degree in Psychology from Universiti Sains Malaysia. Before coming to Japan, she worked as a lecturer and researcher at university in Malaysia, lecturing in psychology. Her research focused on interpersonal […]

Mental health stigma

Author: Bronwen Dawson, MSc What is mental health stigma? Stigma is defined in the Oxford dictionary as “negative feelings that people have about particular circumstances or characteristics that somebody may have”. Mental health stigma, according to this definition, is negative feelings, opinions, or judgement about mental illness and disorders – and we could agree that […]

Porn Addiction

Author: Ryota Sakurai, MS, AMFT What is porn addiction? Porn addiction, otherwise known as the problematic use of online pornography, is on the rise. Problematic pornography use is considered a behavioral addiction. Individuals with behavioral addictions present the following: The vast majority of studies conducted to investigate the problematic use of online pornography have found […]

Client Feedback Survey at Tokyo Mental Health

Is Tokyo Mental Health any good? What is Tokyo Mental Health doing to be better? Tokyo Mental Health has been developing different approaches, including our latest client feedback survey, to maintain and improve the quality of our service as we believe it is important to provide a high standard of care to our clients.  Such […]

Calorie Restriction

Author: Mari Sone, BA (DISCLAIMER: This blog article does not endorse disordered eating behaviors. If you suspect that you or your loved one may be suffering from an eating disorder, please contact us at [email protected]) “If you eat less, you feel happier.” How odd does that sound?  A lot of people expect the restriction of […]