Your healing journey starts from here.

Motoko Katayama, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT)

I believe that you are the expert in your life and I am your collaborative partner to help you reach your goals. Working together with me, you will decide what you would like to work on and which approach you would like to take. To support your healing journey, I can teach you skills, help you explore different options, enhance your strengths, provide feedback, and help you create new joy in your life.

We are all imperfectly perfect; once in a while we all make mistakes; and tragedy can happen to anybody.  I would like to facilitate a process of moving forward, whichever the direction you would like to take. 

The uniqueness in my therapy is that we can end the sessions on a light note, if you would like.  After talking about difficult topics, I can offer moments of calm; we can talk about positive aspects in your life or plans for the upcoming week, so when you leave the room, you have something positive to carry with you.

I can help you:

  • Reduce stress
  • Forgive others or yourself
  • Navigate career and life transitions
  • Improve your relationships
  • Improve the quality of your life
  • Overcome traumatic experiences

You are welcome to talk about anything: spirituality, sexuality, all expressions of gender identities, and all lifestyles. Nothing is off-limits. And, the door to my office is open to everyone : )

I hope one day, choosing a therapist becomes as casual as hiring an exercise trainer or going to a chiropractor. You don’t need to wait until you experience mental illness to see a therapist. 

I have worked as a consultant/CPA for the past 18 years in the tech, finance, academic, and compliance fields. If you are working in these fields, you can benefit from the fact that I can understand your work environment, industry-specific jargon, and fast-paced lifestyle. So instead of spending your time on educating me, you can spend more time on talking about your situations. 

I look forward to hearing from you.