Group Practice Owner-Supervisor
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist CA #123422
Hello. My name is Mira Jaisinghani-Masukawa, and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and as group practice owner of San Diego Grief Counseling. I also run a nonprofit, California Grief Therapy Center Inc. www.CaliforniaGriefTherapyCenter.org
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
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 700 Southern California therapist members.
Recently, I was featured on CBS / San Diego news for Hispanic Heritage month. Facebook also honored me in their Hall of Her as one of twelve women for their
Women's History Month. March, 2021.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #117374
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.
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
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University (San Diego)
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.
Associate Marriage Family Therapist #119898
Under Supervision of Mira Masukawa
I am Aaron and I look forward to welcoming you to therapy. Ever since I was 9 years old, I have leaned on therapists at various times in my life, including now. I was a client when I felt lonely, stuck, unmotivated, and worse. Recovering my mental wellness has made my life more meaningful and fun and satisfying. And it took effort.
Therapy can be challenging. If you’re reading this, a part of you might be ready to reach out, to ask for help. That can take courage. You are not alone though.
You may not even know why you are having a tough time. Maybe you are struggling to come out as LGBTQ+ or to communicate better with your partner, parents, or kids. Maybe you realize that your brain is not typical and the stress of fitting in makes you tired. Or you could be having issues getting back to normal after a loss, a trauma, or other difficult event.
I offer EMDR therapy, which can help you re-file traumatic memories in your brain. So they don’t ruin your day or night.
My training with seniors with memory loss and their spouses was person-centered. This is a very gentle, affirming way to do therapy. It means I am a supportive guide more than someone who gives direct advice.
My education included studying C. G. Jung, who believed that mid-life could be a dynamic time for adults. Jung was interested in patterns from his patient’s dreams, and how these reflected families and cultures. I use his active imagination exercises with clients who feel stuck.
I also have experience using expressive arts and drama therapy tools with clients. These can help connect you to the here and now. Or to a happier version of yourself. Even if you are not creative, though, I am interested in hearing your story.
As a gay non-binary person who sometimes struggles with ADHD, I understand how these differences affect people and make other mental health issues harder to treat. I am also passionate about the Health at Every Size (HAES) movement. It offers an alternative to fat-phobia in healthcare.
"Depression is like a woman 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