Masako is a Registered Psychotherapist with M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University.
With a desire to improve the health and wellbeing of children and families, Masako has been involved with research in epidemiology of family violence and hoping to contribute to mental health promotion.
As a clinician, Masako currently works with youth and adults (16 years old and over) who present with concerns related to anxiety, depression, stress, and interpersonal relationship issues.
Masako takes compassion-based, culturally sensitive, and trauma-informed approach to work with her clients. She uses therapy modality suitable for each person’s needs and goals; modalities often used include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy.
Masako provides services in English and Japanese.