I am a 1.5 generation Japanese American offering psychotherapy both in English and Japanese.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Clara, CA
Often times clients come with their own stories. I like hearing them therefore, I don't usually lead the session. I believe you already know your answers and need a little push from a therapist.
Life's meaning changes time to time. I'd like to focus how you live rather than your symptoms.
I often see conflicts within immigrant families. I have seen clients who are the 1st generation complaining their kids becoming too Americanized and also seen clients who are the 2nd generation blaming their parents for putting unrealistic expectations on them. There is no universal way to "fix" it. I hope therapy can help navigate them to the healthier path.
DV is not just about physical. Emotional/Verbal abuse sometimes give you deeper wounds. Although I cannot give you legal advice, I'll support your decision. I have seen male victims of DV who express shame and guilt. I'd like to provide safe space for all victims.
Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence suffer anxiety. I work closely with them to manage their anxiety to adapt new normal life.
In the heart of Silicon Valley, I have worked with engineers struggling with high expectations, responsibilities, work-life balance ,or meaning of life.