Kaori Oto (she/her)

MA, LMFTA

I provide online therapy for couples and individuals. I specialized in relationship issues. I am creative, compassionate, and direct.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA
Supervised by Rodney Jong MS LMFT

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

Feeling frustrated? Needing a direction or answer? Struggling from a betrayal? Wanting more from your partner? Navigating through the challenges of a relationship is tough, especially when you have work and kids demanding your attention. Online therapy has become the easiest option for many to get support and to take back control. A free 15-minute technical assistance session gets you comfortable at your home setting, so you can focus on the important conversation, about you.

My Background and Approach

Each couple brings a unique challenge in therapy. I focus on your goals, explicit and implicit dynamics, and unmet needs. The Gottman method has created a blueprint of stable marriage based on analyzing relationship masters and disasters over 30 years. Emotionally Focused Therapy has over 70% of effectiveness with little relapse rate. I used these two approaches to help couples. I also embrace working with individuals with identity issues because of the color of skin, sexuality, gender, age, or family background. The relationship to self is the foundation of any relationship. I hold a master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling at Antioch University. I am also a certified Strategic Intervention and Marriage Education and Divorce Prevention Coach. I collaborate with you to find the best approach.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Wile (1993) said, “A great deal of conflict is about the conversation a couple never had." The majority of couples separate without having the conversation. That is the tragedy, more than the separation itself. Then, how do you know you can make it through in the next love? How do you create a quality relationship? How do you determine he or she is your life partner? Is it possible to feel close once again? Those questions are not easy to ask or answer. I am committed to facilitating the conversation for couples, so you can find a path forward. I view problematic behaviors including anxiety and depression as adapted solutions to the trauma, a painful past. I believe when it is acknowledged, healing can happen. As a bicultural and bilingual therapist, I believe love and resiliency are universal. I welcome people of all races, ethnicities, national origins, religions, sexual identities, gender identities, relationships, and marital statuses. 日本語でもご連絡下さい。

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English, 日本語
  • Rate: $120 - 180/session

Info

206-369-2212 Email Kaori
9714 3rd Ave, NE
Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98115

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