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Mira

Group Practice Owner

(323) 366-8208

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist CA #123422

Hello. My name is Mira Masukawa, and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist.

My area of focus is grief, Covid grief, trauma, anxiety and care-giver fatigue. 

I am here to assist, while you process your pain. You don't need to be alone on your journey.

I am half Mexican-American and half Asian-Indian. I  understand cultural differences and how they present themselves in the healing process.  I will honor and respect your personal beliefs and rituals using a client-centered, non-judgmental approach. Previously, I worked as a bereavement counselor and sat bedside with patients, and then continued counseling  those

grieving families. 

I received my  Bachelor's degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University, with a minor in World Religion. Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master's degree in Marriage Family Therapy from Touro University Worldwide, Santa Ana, California. 

EMDR trained, part 1 and 2.

I enjoy old movies and gardening, even though I don't have a green thumb.

As a part of my interest,  I co-administrate a private Facebook group which has 500 Southern California therapist members. 

Recently, Facebook featured me in their Hall of Her as one of twelve women honored for

Women's History Month. March, 2021.

I live in San Diego with my two kids and two dogs and two birds.

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Lois Ochrym

Clinical Director

Licensed Clinical Social Worker # 71296 

 

I have worked with individuals and couples for over 15 years using a variety of modalities to help clients and couples resolve core issues. EMDR is an evidence-based modality that helps individuals heal from trauma quickly and permanently so that clients can return to a healthier place and enjoy relationships. Other modalities that I utilize that are helpful in couples and individual therapy are CBT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused, and Motivational Interviewing.

My main goal is to provide a safe place so that you and your partner can find your answers and enjoy your relationship once again. My joy is to help couples evolve and transform before my eyes. I believe in the magic of forgiveness and the benefit of learning new tools to grow in your relationships. We all crave connection and many of us did not receive what we needed in childhood or adulthood. Therapy is a place to challenge old beliefs and create new healthy patterns.

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Kayo Imamura

(858) 848-5492

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #117374

Supervised by Lois Ochrym LCSW #71296 

www.kayotherapy.com/home-english

Hello. I grew up in Kawaguchi City, Saitama, near Tokyo, Japan. Throughout my childhood, my family hosted international students in their home from all over the world. My father was born at the end of World War II, which influenced his passion and desire for world peace. My upbringing fostered a joy for connecting with people from all cultures and a curiosity about each life. I have a passion for helping people heal from past traumas and finding peace and connection in their lives. I have trained in a number of modalities, including EMDR, to work with many different types of struggles that come from the painful events that happen in life.

I believe that health in the mind and health in the body are connected, and I have a passion for helping people in nutrition as well. I once served as a food education instructor in Japan which is called "Shokuiku." I held workshops on food education and table manners for Japanese community.

I live in San Diego and am a mother of two children.  I have experienced beautiful healing in my own life journey through counseling I look forward to giving you the same.

Trainings 

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship/Summit

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Mindfulness with Children: Natural Parenting

  • Southern California Education and Training in Bowen Family System Theory and Psychotherapy: A Systems View of Trauma

  • Thought Field Therapy Algorithms Course

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Trauma-Informed Mindfulness: Theory and Practice

             

Education                                                      ​

  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University (San Diego)

    

Experience

  • Counselor at High Tech High School IEP program (Individualized Education Program) working with children and their families who have difficulty learning and functioning with depression, ADHD / ADD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and anxiety issues.

  • Bereavement counselor at the Hospice of the North Coast, providing care for families who lost their loved ones by physical illness, sudden death, suicide, and/or accidents. Provided mental care to patients, caregivers, and families, as well as support groups held in Hospice.

 

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Praying Hands

"Depression is like a women in black. If she turns up, don't shoo her away. Invite her in, offer her a seat, treat her like a guest and listen to what she has to say." 

C. G. Jung