Your healing journey starts from here.

Motoko Katayama, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT)

Hello! I am here to help you accomplish your goals and to obtain new skills  in the shortest time possible, so that you will be able to graduate from therapy and become self-sufficient. For life transitional problems, clients usually can graduate from therapy within a few months. For severe trauma and mental health issues, it may take more time. 

I’m currently offering teletherapy (online therapy) to both individuals and couples.

I work well with clients seeking help with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Relationship issues
  • Goal attainment
  • Forgiveness
  • Improving self-esteem
  • Enhancement of communication skills

I have worked in the tech field as a CPA/consultant for 18 years, so I can empathize with your struggles at work.

How therapy would look like: you get to decide the focus of the session, set the pace, and ask me what you need (i.e., learn new skills, explore different ways to look at a situation, seek guidance, etc). You are welcome to talk about anything: spirituality, sexuality, all expressions of gender identities, and all lifestyles. Nothing is off-limits.

I will gently listen to your stories through your lens instead of mine. I can help you find words to describe your experiences and to make sense of them. You are in charge of your life’s journey and you can choose from several different evidence-based treatment options that I will present to you. With my scientific yet simple explanations about your situation, you will know how these interventions can heal you. 

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 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 will be happy to explain how therapy can help during your free 30-minute consultation.

I look forward to hearing from you.