Treatment Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Life Transitions, Trauma, Abuse, Divorce, Cross-cultural issues, Family of Origin, Attachment, Co-dependency, Shame & Guilt, Life Skills, Parenting, Relationships, Spirituality, Psychosomatic issues
Education and Training: Hiromi completed her Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies and her Master of Social Work from University of Illinois (1995). Hiromi is in her final year of completing a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, with the concentration in Trauma & Abuse. Hiromi completed the foundational study of British Object Relations at the Center of Object Relations in Seattle, WA (2021).
Background and Experience: Hiromi trained and worked facilitating cross-cultural adjustments and bridging the American and Japanese cultures, through counseling and mentoring, teaching and interpreting. Hiromi owned and managed a small business in Bellevue, WA for the last 14 years, and she is experienced with entrepreneurship, leadership, team building and business management. She searved as a small group leader for various spiritual growth and Christian recovery groups for over 15 years.
Special Interests and Services: Hiromi holds relational and psychodynamic perspectives. She considers the authentic and trusting therapeutic relationship critically important for change and healing. Hiromi believes that every client bears the image of God (beauty, wounds and resilience) and she sees herself as a co-traveler and a navigator of her clients’ unique journeys. Coming from the depth psychology perspective, Hiromi is interested in our conscious or unconscious motivation and intention behind our problematic behaviors and relational patterns. In other words, Hiromi is addressing the root cause and mechanism of our struggles in order to gain the lasting change of our behavioral, emotional and relational problems. Hiromi gives special attention to early relationships and family of origin issues because our early relationship has a profound and lasting impact on how we related to ourselves and others, and how we cope with distress. Hiromi appreciates and honors life-long human development, growth and healing, and welcomes clients from wide range of life stages, including children and adolescents.
Additional Information: Hiromi offers a sliding scale for clients who meet Meier Clinic’s financial criteria.