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TELL Counseling

We offer a broad array of mental health care services by multidisciplinary and multilingual therapists and psychologists.


TELL is dedicated to providing effective support and counseling services to Japan's international community and its increasing mental health needs.

How we help

TELL Lifeline

Free, anonymous, confidential telephone counseling, every day.

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TELL Counseling

Professional counseling and comprehensive psychological assessment.

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TELL Outreach

Public awareness of mental wellness issues with community-wide programs.

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TELL Lifeline Director speaks to Brand2020 about Suicide in Japan and the recent Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade.

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Support TELL by Joining the TELL Wine Club!

Published on December 1, 2015

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TELL needs your help

Published on March 29, 2018

TELL has been serving the community for 45 years, but its ability to continue doing so is in serious jeopardy. Read more »

Parenting with Mindfulness

Published on March 27, 2018

This interactive workshop will focus on ways to use mindfulness to help reduce the typical stressors of parenting by providing exercises and resources for daily practice. We will explore the ABC’s of mindfulness, mindful eating, how to stay present and connect with your breath, discuss common roadblocks to mindfulness at home, and I’ll provide a […] Read more »

April 2018 Pub Quiz

Published on March 8, 2018

Come on down to the Hobgoblin Shibuya for our monthly pub quiz! Have a drink and fire up a few of your 15-33 billion neurons. 1000 yen to play; email to reserve a table for your team. Don’t have a team? Turn up and let the quiz master know and we will find a […] Read more »

2018 International Women’s Day

Published on March 7, 2018

March 8th is International Women’s Day, the annual celebration of women’s social, cultural, political and economic achievements. With the release of the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report stating pay equality is 200 years away, and increasing media attention on movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp, more women than ever are standing up and demanding justice and equality. […] Read more »


Mental Health Made Visible

Join TELL and the creator of Cup of Therapy, Antti Ervasti, for a networking luncheon and opportunity to discovery Bagoftherapy cards in more detail.

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Wednesday May 30th, 2018
11:30 AM - 1 PM
南青山5丁目7-28 エリア: 表参道 青山, Shibuya, Tokyo 107-0062

Effective Communication: Active listening and beyond

TELL Therapist Jono Lee (MSW, LICSW, LMHC) will present a workshop on effective communication, including active listening. This will be an interactive presentation including role play and discussion.

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Saturday May 26th, 2018
4 PM - 6 PM
Yokohama Country & Athletic Club (YC&AC)
中区矢口台 11-1, Yokohama 231-0831

Band Night for TELL Vol.24

Help support TELL's counseling services and suicide prevention lifeline. See other TELL events and how you can volunteer or donate at or here on Facebook at

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Saturday May 19th, 2018
6 PM - 11 PM
What the Dickens
4F Roob 6 Bldg, 1-13-3 Ebisu Nishi, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0021

TELL Band Night Kansai Vol. 8

Help support TELL's counseling services and suicide prevention lifeline. See other TELL events and how you can volunteer or donate at or here on Facebook at

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Saturday May 19th, 2018
7 PM - 11 PM
中央区下山手通1-1-8 M2nd ビル4F, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan 650-0011

TELL Japan Comedy Fundraiser

Because laughter is the best medicine... but it is not always enough.

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Thursday May 17th, 2018
8 PM - 10 PM
Hobgoblin Shibuya British Pub
〒150-0043 Tokyo, Shibuya, Dogenzaka, 1 Chome−3−11 一番ビル 3F
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TELL resources in Japan

Emergency numbers

Emergency Services

Police: 110
Fire: 119
Ambulance: 119

Emergency Medical Interpretation Service

Monday to Friday 5pm – 10pm
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 9am – 10pm

Tokyo English-Speaking Police

Telephone: 03-3501-0110
Translation available 24 hours every day

Drug Overdose & Poison Control Centers

U.S. Air Force Hospital, Yokota: 0425-52-2511, ext. 57740
Honolulu Poison Control Center: 1-808-941-4411
Osaka Toxicity: 0990-50-2499, 06-871-9999

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