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Thank you for reaching out to me.

I have a doctorate degree in Psychology and am a Clinical Psychologist in Japan.

I have worked with people of all ages at a mental health clinic and in private practice since 1996 in Tokyo, Japan. 

I have experience working with traumatized clients in Japan who have suffered from natural disasters, high suicide rates, high depression rates, and huge gender discrimination. I assisted the Japan Society of Psychosomatic Medicine in supporting people devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. 

I moved to Los Angeles in 2018 and am currently pursuing my California licensure. 

(So English is my second language for me. If you can not understand my English, please casually ask me what I mean).

I have worked as an AMFT / APCC after Pepperdine Graduate School Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, emphasizing Marriage and Family Therapy.


My orientation is Somatic Psychotherapy including, Brainspotting, EMDR, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, CRM, and some Japanese trauma psychotherapies. 

I support your Trauma Care and your Posttraumatic Growth(PTG).

I had the Brainspotting phase 1 in September 2014 and Phase 2 in October 2015.

I am a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (2009- 2011), JEMDRA (Japan EMDR Association) Certified EMDR therapist in Japan( Part1 training 2008・Part2 training 2009). 


My rate per 50-minute individual psychotherapy session is $190-250 (Sliding scale).

 In-person or Online session

Yukari Makino, Ph.D.,AMFT,APCC,SEP

✳︎ AMFT #134058, APCC#12036 / Supervisor : Rachel Cole (LCSW 24313)

Certified Clinical Psychologist in Japan (#07628)

Certified EMDR therapist in Japan

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