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Welcome Nicole Gordon, Licensed Social worker

Tokyo Mental Health would like to welcome Nicole, a Licensed Social Worker from New York City. Hello everyone, I am happy to begin my work here at Tokyo Mental Health. In addition to providing counseling services, I will also be contributing to the TMH Blog and participating in research, among other functions. Before coming to […]

Suicides among Japanese young people hit 30-year high: What you can do to help your loved ones

For the past 12 decades, Japan has been presenting high suicide rates, for being a highly developed country. Suicide rates are often measured per 100 000 people, and from 1998 until 2011, the rate in Japan was 26.1 per 100 000 people. Since 2011 rates have declined (16.7 per 100 000 people), but suicide is […]

International Women’s Day: A Note on Gender and Depression

Sunna Trebbin Harvard Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, as 4.4% of the entire global population are struggling with the hardships related to the illness (WHO, 2017). Depression is more common among women. When only looking at the female population, prevalence rates of depression rises up to 5.1%. There is no consensus […]

Tokyo Mental Health welcomes Udeni to our growing team of clinical psychologists

We are happy to welcome Udeni Appuhamilage to our expanding team of clinical psychologists! Udeni obtained her academic and clinical training from the US and Australia. She has worked with universities, humanitarian organizations and state institutions for more than a decade as a clinician, clinical supervisor and a clinical trainer. Her key clinical expertise are […]

Dreading the Holidays? Five Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress

Family get-togethers, Christmas gifts, parties, New Year’s resolutions and bucket lists – while they are meant to bring feelings of peace, hope and love, for many of us, they can also be a major cause of holiday stress. It is too easy to overspend during preparations. Gift shopping can become an obligation that annually maxes […]

Tokyo Mental Health welcomes Eileen, an experienced US counselor

Tokyo Mental Health is happy to announce that a new talk therapist has joined their staff. Eileen Nielsen is an experienced counselor, having received her Masters in counseling in the United States. Eileen has extensive experience counseling those with anxiety and depression, having recently worked with survivors of the 3-11 disaster in northern Japan, as […]

TMH welcomes Xander, expanding our team of clinical psychologists

Tokyo Mental Health is delighted to announce that we will be joined in November by a new clinical psychologist, Dr. Alexander Krieg. “Xander” obtained his PhD and licensure qualifications in the United States and has worked in a wide variety of settings including community mental health centers, university counseling centers, private practice, and public schools. […]

TMH welcomes Rio Yamaguchi, Clinical Psychologist to the team

Tokyo Mental Health is delighted to announce that we will be joined in September by a new Clinical Psychologist, Rio Yamaguchi. Rio obtained her qualifications in Australia and has worked in private practices in both Sydney and Melbourne. Rio has a strong background in assessing children and adolescents for a wide range of psychological conditions, […]

Tokyo Mental Health Welcomes Michael Nevans

TMH is happy to announce that as we begin a new chapter in our new office in Shintomi, we will also be expanding our clinical team. Starting in July, we will be joined by our new director of psychological services, Michael Nevans. Michael is a classically trained couples and family therapist in the state of […]

Tokyo Mental Health has Moved

We are pleased to announce that Tokyo Mental Health has moved to a new office in Shintomi. The building features a relaxing space and is a convenient, 1-minute walk from exit 3 of Shintomi-cho station. It is also a 9-minute walk from exit A1 of Takaracho station, a 10-minute walk from exit 1 of Kyobashi […]