TMH Staff Spotlight Series

Welcome to our Staff Spotlight video series! Tokyo Mental Health is privileged to  have a diverse staff, providing a wide range of services and working with clients to discover the solutions that best suit them. In this series you will have the opportunity to meet each staff member, and learn more about their individual style […]

Audit on Tokyo Mental Health Outcomes

In March, Aya Haneda published her findings from an audit of presentations and outcomes here at Tokyo Mental Health, using anonymous information gathered from the free online mental health assessment, Psynary. Her audit illustrates that 61% of Tokyo Mental Health clients, who were suffering mild depression, achieved full remission while attending TMH during the audit […]

A note on Resilience

Nicole Gordon Adversity, like change, is an expected part of life. At various points in our lives we will all experience some kind of major challenge or difficulty, which can potentially have major negative effects on our mental health. While some people appear to manage and bounce back from these crises with minimal affect on […]

Body Image and How it Relates to Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 was hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, which is the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. The purpose of the awareness initiative is to highlight the problems and stigmas related to talking about and diagnosing mental health issues. Every year, a theme is chosen to help shed light on an […]

Tokyo Mental Health Welcomes Maarten Mulholland M.A., Experienced Psychologist

We would like to welcome Maarten Mulholland, a psychologist and community counselor, to the team. Hello everyone, I am happy to be joining the team here at TMH. I have long been involved in community counselling as a volunteer, phone counsellor, trainer and group supervisor. ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) with its strong focus on […]

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, 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 youth hit 30-year high: How 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 […]