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Who Does Tokyo Mental Health Serve?

At Tokyo Mental Health we have the privilege of serving people from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities.  While many of our clients are from the USA and Japan, we also see clients from Chile, Singapore, Germany, Qatar, and the Netherlands, just to name a few! The majority of our sessions are provided in English, […]

Navigating the Transition Process

For many people, particularly here in Japan, Spring is a time of major change. People start new jobs, move to new locations, and start spending more time outdoors. Students start the new school year which, for some, means joining a new class; for others, means attending a new school, and for still others, may mean […]

A note on strengths and resources available to individuals with autism

Sunna Trebbin Harvard Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts communication and behaviour. ASD affects a person’s ability to socialize with others, and influence the way they perceive others (Durand, 2014). In other words, the act of reading social cues and providing appropriate responses or reactions in different situations can be impaired […]

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 […]

Publication of the most recent outcomes for mood disorders at American Clinic Tokyo

We are pleased to announce the publication of the most recent outcomes for mood disorders at American Clinic Tokyo at the Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress in Birmingham, the U.K., on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. It was discovered that 76% of people who came with depression achieved full remission from their symptoms. “Re-Audit of […]