Masako is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) of Ontario. Masako received her Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from University of Toronto, B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the State University of New York, and a Ph.D. in Health Research Methodology from McMaster University.
Masako has an extensive research experience and interest in epidemiology of family violence, mental health, resilience and interventions. Masako enjoys working with all ages - children, families, couples, and adults - and has a special interest in addressing issues, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, child maltreatment (abuse, neglect, exposure to intimate partner violence) and interpersonal or family relationship issues.
Masako provides a client-centered, culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed care for clients. She uses foundational counselling skills, alongside cognitive behavioral, emotion focused, mindfulness, and play therapy techniques.
Masako offers service in English and Japanese.