Tokyo Counseling


Individual Counseling

Counseling and Psychotherapy at Shintomi Office

Ever feel confused about your thoughts and feelings?

Are you worried that your mental health is deteriorating?

If you are concerned about your mental health, Tokyo Mental Health is here to support you and provide you with the help you need.

All counseling services are provided by psychologists,  therapists and counselors with international backgrounds, training, professional qualifications and experience.

As such, we are specially equipped to work with the international and foreign community and Japanese returnees. We are able to provide services for adults, couples, families, adolescents, and children.

Our goal is to do more than just provide counseling services. We are here to help you achieve recovery, promote good mental health, and help maintain a positive wellbeing. Good mental health is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “the promotion of mental well-being, the prevention of mental disorders, the protection of human rights and the care of people affected by mental disorders.” We believe everyone is deserving of a full life that is free from mental health issues. As a counseling team, we have helped hundreds of people beat their depression, overcome anxiety, and take their life back from addiction.

We can help you. We are here for you. At Tokyo Mental Health, we work tirelessly to provide you with the best counseling services in Japan. If you are not satisfied with your consultation, you will not be charged for it.

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 Do I need therapy? When should I see a counselor?

Knowing when counseling might be for you

You may feel that your mental health is not the best it could be, and/or know that something is wrong, but not sure whether psychotherapy may be for you. You may also have been treated for a mental health problem before, and feel that you may be relapsing (getting back into “old habits”).

It is, however, important to access the right care at the right time, as research has shown that accessing early care can increases the likelihood of a positive treatment outcome and recovery process. 

If you are unsure whether you are experiencing mental health problems, recognising the signs of a mental health crisis can be a good indicator of when you should seek help from a mental health professional.

Signs of a Mental Health crisis

Signs of a mental health crisis can include, but are not exclusive to, feelings of:

  • Not being able to cope on your own
  • Not being in control of your own situation
  • Increased distress and anxiety, such as excessive worrying or fear
  • Increased depressive and negative thoughts, such as feeling excessively sad or low
  • Tearfulness or crying
  • Inability to cope with day-to-day activities
  • Increased thoughts of self-harm and suicide
  • Feeling confused or inability to concentrate
  • Feeling excessive or prolonged anger or irritability
  • Avoiding social situations (such as seeing friends or family)
  • Changes in sleep
  • Changes in eating habits or appetite
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Overusing substances, such as drugs or alcohol
  • Experiencing somatic symptoms with no identifiable physical causes, such as headaches, stomach pain, chronic pain)
  • Difficulty perceiving reality, such as experiences of delusions and hallucinations

If you are unsure whether counseling might be for you, please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected]. We will be happy to assist you by answering your questions.

What Is individual counseling?

Definition of 'Counseling'

The American Counseling Association defines counseling as:

…a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Professional counselors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health.

Counseling (or counselling in the UK) is certainly a broad field with many methods, styles, aims and approaches.

Tokyo Mental Health offers supportive counseling for children, adolescents and adults, for a broad range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, stress, psychosis, and more. We also offer couples and family counseling for those in need of support and guidance in their relationships.

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 Are there different ‘types’ of counseling?

Methods in Counseling

Counselors can use a variety of approaches to treat mental health issues. Below are examples of the different counseling methods:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): A “gold-standard” psychological intervention for most mental disorders. Couseling sessions emphasise the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and how these factors maintain mental health.
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT): A collaborative therapy between the client and counselor. Counseling sessions focus on the way the client feels, thinks and reacts to different situations, relationships and events in the client’s life.
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Focuses on the unconscious content of a client’s psyche to alleviate psychic tension.
  • Third-Wave CBT Approaches: Extending on to traditional CBT, third-wave approaches focus incorporates positive psychology and approaches problems in a holistic approach by considering the context of the problem. Examples of third-wave approaches include Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Metacognitive Therapy (MCT).
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 Can I see a Counselor online?

Our online counseling services

We offer online therapy services for those who would feel more comfortable in seeing a therapist online. We also offer telephone counseling services. For more information, please email us at [email protected], or contact us using our online enquiries form.

 Where Can I find more information about counseling?

got questions?

You can read more about counseling for specific disorders on our webpage under ‘resources’.

You can also visit our page to read more about couples counseling, or family therapy.

If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page where we answer our frequently asked questions. Got a question that is not there? No problem. Email us at [email protected]. We are happy to help you.

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Counselling And Psychotherapy At Tokyo Mental Health Offices In Shintomi

Tokyo Mental Health
Tokyo Mental Health Therapy Office
6F Urbane Mitsui Building, Shintomi 2-4-6, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Easy access from Yurakucho line, Hibiya line, Asakusa line, and JR Yamanote line:
  • Shintomicho station – exit 3, 1-minute walk
  • Tsukiji station – exit  4, 5-minute walk
  • Takaracho station – exit A1, 8-minute walk
  • Higashi Ginza station exit A7 or exit 3, 9-minute walk
  • JR Yurakucho station,  exit D9, 15-minute walk
Services
Counselling and psychotherapy services
Psychological testing services
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Office Hours
Weekdays and Weekends: 9am – 9pm