Originating from the vibrant city of Osaka, Japan, my journey has traversed continents and professions. In Okinawa, I devoted my energies to educating high school students grappling with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. In 2008, I embarked on a new chapter, relocating to the United States, where I lent my expertise to a special education school in Randolph, Massachusetts. Over the span of 12 years, I immersed myself in the art of helping students with autism find their voices through the medium of expressive arts.
In the transformative year of 2020, I achieved a significant milestone by earning a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University. Presently, I extend my counseling services to both children and adults, offering support for a diverse range of issues including anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, PTSD, autism, and ADHD. I find myself at the forefront of care at a substance use addiction treatment center nestled in the scenic landscape of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Here, I've come to deeply appreciate the therapeutic potential of the arts, meditation, and nature-based expressive arts therapy as integral components of holistic healing.
In my capacity as a psychotherapist, I blend a tailored mix of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, expressive arts therapy, and mindfulness meditation. These tools empower my clients to effectively manage their stress, overcome symptoms, and develop the coping skills necessary for their daily lives. My guiding principles are encapsulated in the mantras, "Change poison into medicine" and "If you still harbor hope, you possess the strength to overcome any obstacle."
Beyond my professional life, I am a devoted practitioner of Buddhism, drawing inspiration from its teachings to guide my journey. My passion extends to the animal kingdom as well, with my current household featuring a lively husky, a cherished cat, and a beloved guinea pig.