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.
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 behavioural, 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 counselling via online services. With over 25 years experience in education and counselling, he offers a supportive perspective that will help bring clarity in times of difficulty. Maarten’s theoretical orientation is firmly client centred, with cognitive behavioural 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.
Michael Nevans is a California Licensed Marital and Family Therapist working in Tokyo, Japan. Michael specializes in individual, couples, family, and group therapy for teenagers and adults dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, adaptation struggles, grief & loss, and relationship issues. As a therapist, he takes a client centered approach. Michael has received training and is experienced in cognitive-behavioral therapy, Bowen family therapy, brief strategic therapy, Imago (couples) therapy, and solution focused therapy.