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Counseling and Psychotherapy

Tokyo Mental Health provides a comprehensive psychotherapy service for mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and trauma, addiction, emotional instability, anger management and stress.

We offer both client-centred counseling approaches and a variety of more formal and evidence-based psychological treatments, such as cognitive therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, acceptance and commitment therapy, and systems-focused psychotherapies. We work with individuals, couples, and families, and people of all ages including children and adolescents.

Counseling and Psychotherapy at TMH

Services within Counseling and Psychotherapy

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Why Choose TMH?

Tokyo Mental Health Shintomi Therapy Office Counseling Room

All psychotherapies are offered in native English, Mandarin or Japanese with one of our fully bilingual and internationally qualified therapists. We have a multidisciplinary team of therapists including clinical psychologists, couples and family therapists, and Dr Andrew Kissane, a UK-trained English psychiatrist.

Please contact us for all your Tokyo counseling service needs. If you are not satisfied with the service you receive during a consultation, Tokyo Mental Health will not charge you.

Our goal is to provide mental health expertise and international-standard psychotherapy in native English and other languages specifically for the foreign community and Japanese returnees.

If you would like more information, please contact us by email, or use the contact form below.

A group of Tokyo Mental Health interns and volunteers engaging in group supervision.

Methods and Interventions

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Cognitive Therapy works under the premise that our thoughts can influence our emotions and behaviors. By acquiring a variety of new cognitive techniques during Cognitive Therapy, the client becomes able to change their thinking habits, improving their emotional condition.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy Is a long-established therapeutic approach that focuses on exploring and interpreting unconsious motivations and conflict. Psychodynamic psychotherapy often places the relationship between the client and therapist at the centre of the therapeutic process. This approach is based on the work of Freud, Klein, Winnicott, and often more contemporary practitioners in the intersubjective and relational schools.

Play therapy is a type of psychological therapy that uses play as a platform to allow children to express and develop feelings and ideas within a safe environment, guided by a therapist. Play therapy is commonly used to help children with emotional problems such as anxiety, attachment problems, and difficulties with emotional regulation, social problems such as school refusal, communication problems, social integration, behavioral problems and trauma.

Contemporary mindfulness-based psychological therapies integrate concepts such as willing acceptiance, being in the monent, self as context, and loving kindness with other concepts from cognitive and behavioural psychology and traditional psychodynamic psychotherapy to aid clients in their recovery from the symptoms they are suffering, and to give meaning and direction to their daily life.

Narrative therapy was developed by Michael White during 1970s-1980s. Narrative therapists believe “The person is not the problem; the problem is the problem.” Narrative therapists view people as the expert of their own life, and that the role of the therapist is to assist the person by helping them map the direction of their own healing process.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy aims to help people “Learning to accept what cannot be changed and to change what can be changed.” Predicated on the idea that we experience more distress when we fight against internal phenomena that we cannot control, rather than making space for our unwanted thoughts or emotions, ACT provides mindfulness-based and behavioral techniques to accept our reactions and be present, Choose a valued direction, and take action to work towards living the life we would value.

In this model, the therapist works from the assumption that problems are maintained from dysfunctional patterns in people’s relationships. Rather than analyzing the origins of unhealthy patterns, systemic therapy focuses on recognizing and altering those patterns. This process helps uncover how people communicate and behave within the system. This approach emphasized the “here and now” and tends to be solution-focused, rather than problem saturated.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is designed to help people effectively regulate overwhelming emotions by building skills in four key areas:

Mindfulness: Strengthening focus on the present moment

Emotional Regulation: Improving emotional management skills

Distress Tolerance: Learning how to soothe overwhelming emotions in healthier ways

Interpersonal Effectiveness: Assisting in building healthier relationships

Available Locations

Tokyo

Tokyo Mental Health Shintomi Therapy Office
American Clinic Tokyo

Online

Online or telephone services available

Okinawa*

TMH Okinawa Mihama Therapy Office
* Children's Services Only

Our Counselors and Psychologists

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Make an Appointment

Currently, our Okinawa office (TMH Okinawa Mihama Therapy Office) is only accepting patients with a TRICARE referral.

To make a counseling and psychotherapy appointment, please use the booking form below, or use the following email address : [email protected]
If you have not heard back from us within 24 hours, please check your email spam folder, then email us or call us on 03-6280-4750 (9am-9pm).

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