JouAn Chen , also known as Anne, holds a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology in Taiwan. She completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy and also received Certificate of Advanced Study in Child Therapy from Syracuse University. Anne provides services, in English and Mandarin, to individuals, couples, and families. Her theoretical orientation includes training in systemic theory, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, emotionally focused therapy, and CBT.
Ryota Sakurai an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), and Licensed Industrial Counselor working toward getting an MFT license. He has worked with clients with depression, general anxiety, social anxiety, behavioral problems, PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, and substance abuse. He uses cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, object relations, and seeking safety. He also has experience working with couples and families.
Jess received her Master’s degree from the City University of New York and is a licensed clinical social worker. With more than a decade of experience as a therapist, she has treated clients from incredibly diverse backgrounds who struggled with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, relationship issues, PTSD, substance abuse and eating disorders. She is mindful of the tremendous impact that ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity, socioeconomics and cross-cultural belief systems can have on mental health. Jess also has worked extensively with active-duty military service members, veterans and their loved ones.
Kyoko completed her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling in Kentucky, U.S. She has worked in both individual and group settings, mainly with college-age students and young adults. She has experience working with individuals with various issues such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adjustment disorder, deliberate self harm, identity issues, and cross-cultural issues. Kyoko’s theoretical orientation is mainly a combination of family-system, cognitive behavioral, and psychodynamic theory.
Maarten completed his MA Counselling through Monash University in Melbourne Australia and is a registered counsellor with the ACA. He has been associated with lifelines both in New Zealand and Japan, as well as distance counseling via online services. With over 25 years experience in education and counseling, he offers a supportive perspective that will help bring clarity in times of difficulty. Maarten’s theoretical orientation is firmly client centered, with cognitive behavioral therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness as major influencers.
Yoriko is a licensed psychotherapist. Yoriko worked as a Lead Clinical Supervisor at the Community Mental Health Center in the USA seeing clients and training licensed and unlicensed clinicians. Yoriko has experience working with individuals of all ages, from young children to older adults, with depression, trauma, addiction, ADD/ADHD, PTSD, adjustment disorders, general anxiety, social anxiety, behavioral problems, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and many other conditions. Her treatment approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, object relations, seeking safety, interpersonal therapy, play/art therapy, and solution focused therapy.
Rekha Selvaraj is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and Tennessee state licensed behavior analyst (LBA). She completed her Masters at the University of Memphis, USA in 2019 and moved with her family to Japan in 2021. Rekha has experience working with children aged between 12 months to 15 years old diagnosed with ASD (autism spectrum disorder), ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), developmental delays and other behavioral disorders.