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My Approach

 

In my practice, I offer holistic therapy to children, adults, families, and couples. My work is interactive, caring, and empathetic; I work with each client to develop a relationship of trust and support.

 

 

My approach is designed to enable clients to

 

1) Develop the balanced life style by seeing the issues as FUKAN (bird's-eye-view)

2) Integrate the self and relationships with others

3) Develop your inner "Nurturing Mother" rather than "Strict Mother"

    (Nurturing > Judging)

 

 

I have been working both in the US and international countries. In Western culture, many of us live by a myth of independence, pursuing the rugged individualism praised in our society. Some countries live in a myth of dependence, highly emphasizing the importance of living in harmony with others. We are afraid of being negative, but we also know the negative experience often gives us a hint to change or develop our life.

 

Human beings require both independence/interdependence, and positive/negative, and conscious/unconscious. It is important to find the ideal balance between these two.

 

 

I help my clients to develop those balanced view and feel harmony in your life.  

I use art therapy as well as talk therapy to help clients integrate those two dimensions.

 

 

 

 

 

Manami`s Psychotherapy