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The 3rd Edition of the Tokyo Mental Health Newsletter!

The third edition of the Tokyo Mental Health Newsletter is here! Check it out for information about the services we are offering during the COVID-19 pandemic, including: Where to find reputable information about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health on our website How to access counseling services for individuals during the pandemic […]

Tokyo Mental Health Covid-19 Support Group

Are you struggling to access social support during the Covid-19 pandemic? Tokyo Mental will be running a weekly 4 part support group session specially designed for those feeling in need of warm and understanding peer support – which can be difficult to get during times of strict quarantine measures and social distancing. The group sessions […]

Take care

A friendly reminder that our therapy team at Tokyo Mental Health are here to provide you with the support you need. Tokyo Mental Health will continue to provide mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will remain open as usual every day from 9:00am until 9:00pm. It’s OK to ask for help! We are […]

Tokyo Mental Health Welcomes Yoriko Nishi

Tokyo Mental Health welcomes Yorkio Nishi, L.M.F.T. to our expanding team of counselors! Yoriko is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a member of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapist. Yoriko has experience in working with all ages from children to older adults with depression, trauma, addiction, ADD, ADHD, PTSD, adjustment […]

新冠肺炎疫情:檢疫隔離、保持社交距離與潛在的心理健康議題(中文版)

新型冠狀病毒(COVID-19新冠肺炎)的爆發導致許多國家實施了居家檢疫和自我隔離的政策,影響接觸傳染病或有症狀的人的可能性。在家中或專門設施中進行檢疫或隔離通常是讓人不愉快的經歷,對心理健康的負面影響包括憤怒、焦慮、憂鬱、失眠、或創傷後壓力症候群的症狀(Brooks et al., 2020)。

Social-distancing, isolation and mental health in response to COVID-19

Author: Yu Yamamoto, MSc. Although social-distancing is a key to reducing the risk of infecting others, it is important that we remain mindful about its potential psychological impact, especially to those who are generally more vulnerable in difficult times like now. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has led many countries to […]

如何設立和家人之間的界線 (中文版)

翻譯 : JouAn “Anne” Chen, MA. Since JouAn ‘Anne’ Chen joined the TMH team we have been able to offer counseling in Mandarin as well as English and Japanese to clients. Here is a message from Anne to our Chinese-speaking blog readers: 長期離鄉背井工作,偶爾會有想家的時候。「回家」是否有時候讓你感到沉重呢?面對家人的期待與價值觀上的不同,是否讓你對回家這個選項卻步呢?有時太直接拒絕的話很難說出口,怕照顧自己需求的同時被貼上了「不孝」的標籤。 你知道嗎?其實,和家人之間的界線其實可以看起來像這樣:·謝謝你的關心,不過這是我自己的決定·我尊重你的價值觀跟信念,但我有自己的想法·我不會再在家庭紛爭裡負責當中間人調解了·請你停止,評論我的體重是不恰當的·再繼續沒禮貌的評論我的生活方式,我就不會繼續分享了·我知道你很挫折,但我不想一起八卦·我認為我的伴侶應當受到尊重,不然我們不會再來拜訪·請不要再問我們什麼時候生小孩了,這樣是在對我們的關係施加壓力 遇到不尊重的人,就算是家人,好好保持距離才能保持自己的身心健康喲。 若您在設立和他人的界線時遇到困難,想尋求專業幫助的話,歡迎來信詢問、預約,東京心理諮商中心很高興能成為您在海外的資源。 Click here to book an appointment with one of […]

Tokyo Mental Health Welcomes Bronwen Dawson

Tokyo Mental Health would like to welcome Bronwen Dawson to our expanding team of psychologists. Bronwen graduated with a master’s degree in Abnormal & Clinical Psychology from Swansea University in the UK. She was on placement as an assistant psychologist in the NHS before moving to Japan. At TMH, Bronwen specialises in psychological assessments for […]

Tokyo Mental Health Welcomes Yu Yamamoto

Tokyo Mental Health would like to welcome Yu Yamamoto to our Psychological Evaluation Team! Yu has a master’s degree in Psychology from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She previously worked as a researcher at a research institute in Japan, with her main research focus on the development of pro-social behaviour and empathy during the developmental […]

Trust Yourself

When we are in the midst of struggle, it is easy to forget all of the challenges we have already conquered. Stop for a few minutes to remind yourself of everything you have achieved and overcome up to this point. Feel free to review them mentally, write them down, or list them verbally. Use these […]