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TELL Counseling

Empathetic and Exceptional Mental Health Support

TELL Counseling provides confidential and comprehensive mental health services for the increasingly diverse international community.

TELL Counseling offers confidential face-to-face and distance counseling psychotherapy services for adult individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents. We have counseling centers in Tokyo and Okinawa. We also provide professional and secure Telehealth Counseling. Our diverse therapist team provides counseling services in English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Bahasa.

Our experienced and compassionate therapists and psychologists are all licensed in Japan and/or overseas or are directly supervised by a qualified clinician. Our current areas of expertise include:

For more information on our counseling fees and assessment fees for children, please click here. The best way to reach us is through email: 

Tokyo Office

For general questions: clinical.assist@telljp.com 

For appointment questions: intakesubmission@telljp.com

Okinawa Office

For general questions: clinical.manager@telljp.com 

For appointment questions: Okinawa.intake@telljp.com

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Explore our different treatment options via the buttons below.

Meet Our Team

Our team of psychotherapists and psychologists are compassionate, experienced, and dedicated professionals who are licensed and receive ongoing supervision. We offer face-to-face and teletherapy counseling and assessment at the following locations listed above. For information regarding our therapy, counseling, or testing/assessment services, please click the ‘Appointment’ button at the top of this page.

Akiko Ogawa (MIS, MA, RDMP)

Psychotherapist—Adult Individual & Couples Counseling / Children and/or Families
Services:
Language:
English, Japanese

Alejandra Reyes (M.A., LCP)

Clinical Psychologist— Children, Adolescent, and Adult Individual Therapy with over 15 years of experience
Services:
Language:
English, Spanish

Ashly Schanback Ishii (MS, CCP)

Psychotherapist— Adult Individual & Couples Counseling / Children and/or Families
Services:
Language:
English, Japanese

Billy Cleary (M.A., LMFT)

TELL’s Clinical Director — Billy is a graduate of Wheaton College’s Marriage and Family Therapy program in Illinois, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Services:
Language:
English

Cherie Adams

Cherie Adams is a Licensed Master Social Worker from Texas
Services:
Telehealth Only
Language:

Chikako Ishii (MS, Marriage and Family Therapist)

Psychotherapist—Adult Individual & Couples Counseling / Children and/or Families
Services:
Language:
Japanese, English

Dr. Nicolas Tajan (PhD)

Psychologist— Dr. Tajan is a multilingual (English, French, and Japanese) psychologist
Services:
Language:
French, English, Japanese, Spanish

Felicia Nainggolan (M.psi, Psikolog)

Psychotherapist—Adult Individual & Couples Counseling / Children and/or Families
Services:
Language:
English, Bahasa Indonesian, and Malay

Hiromi Tsujii (MS, M.A.)

Psychotherapist—Adult Individual & Couples Counseling / Children and/or Families
Services:
Language:
Japanese, English

James Nixon, (LPC)

James is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the state of Arkansas.
Services:
Telehealth Only
Language:

Jessica Chu (MDiv, RP)

Psychotherapist ー Adult Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling. Jessica is a registered psychotherapist and MFT associate therapist in Ontario, Canada.
Services:
Language:
English, Mandarin, Japanese

John Grindrod

Canadian Certified Counselor
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Language:
English

Jono Lee (MSW, LICSW, LMHC)

Psychotherapist—Adult Individual & Couples Counseling / Children and/or Families
Services:
Telehealth Only
Language:
English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Kei Lee (MS, LMSW)

Psychotherapist— Adult Individual & Couples Counseling / Children and/or Families
Services:
Language:
Japanese, English

Kelly Edens (LCMHCA, NCC)

Psychotherapist— Kelly grew up in Wisconsin before moving to South Carolina to complete her Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Winthrop University
Services:
Language:

Kyoko Sonoda (M.A., LPCC)

Certified Public Psychologist—Adult Individual & Couples Counseling / Children and/or Families
Services:
Language:
Japanese, English

Michelline “Mikkie” Turnbow, MSW

Registered Clinical Social Work Intern
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Paula Yumi Hirozawa (Ph.D., LCP)

Clinical Psychologist – Adult Individual & Couple Counseling, EMDR
Services:
Language:
English

Rei Yamada

Psychotherapist — Adult Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling
Services:
Language:
Japanese, English

Reiko Fujisawa (M.A., ATR-BC, LCAT)

Psychotherapist—Adult Individual & Couples Counseling / Children and/or Families
Services:
Language:
English, Japanese

Rieko Brooks-Kajiwara (M.Ed., LPC, NCC)

Holds a Master of Education degree in Community Counseling and is Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois, U.S.A.
Services:
Language:
English, Japanese

Sue Lee, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC, CPP

Sue is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California, U.S.), a board-certified Art Therapist, and Certified Public Psychologist (公認心理師) in Japan. 
Services:
Language:

Taeko Yamada (MSW, CPP)

Psychotherapist—Youth, adult individuals, couples, and families
Services:
Language:
Japanese, English

Takako Uemura (LMFT, ATR-BC)

Psychotherapist—Adult Individual & Couples Counseling / Children and/or Families
Services:
Telehealth Only
Language:
English

Yoon Ki Chai (M.A., LMFT)

Psychotherapist—Adult Individual & Couples Counseling. Ms. Chai is an American psychotherapist licensed as an MFT in California.
Services:
Language:
English

Yoshi Odagiri (M.A., LAPC)

Psychotherapist—Adult Individual & Couples Counseling / Children and/or Families (Currently only taking Adult individual clients)
Services:
Language:
Japanese, English

Yoshimi Araki, MS, LMHC

Yoshimi is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor through the State of Hawai’i
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Language:

Takako Uemura (LMFT, ATR-BC)

Psychotherapist—Adult Individual & Couples Counseling / Children and/or Families
Services:
Telehealth Only
Language:
English

Jono Lee (MSW, LICSW, LMHC)

Psychotherapist—Adult Individual & Couples Counseling / Children and/or Families
Services:
Telehealth Only
Language:
English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Chizuko Ogane, (CCP, CPP)

Psychotherapist and Clinical Lead
Services:
Language:
English, Japanese

James Nixon, (LPC)

James is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the state of Arkansas.
Services:
Telehealth Only
Language:

Samantha B. Ross, (EdD, LMFT, NCC)

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (New York) and National Certified Counselor
Services:
Language:
English

Kelly Edens (LCMHCA, NCC)

Psychotherapist— Kelly grew up in Wisconsin before moving to South Carolina to complete her Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Winthrop University
Services:
Language:

Jenny Hernandez

Clinic Manager and Psychotherapist— Jenny Hernandez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor through the State of Florida
Services:
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Kari Fager, LCSW

Psychotherapist— Specializes in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
Services:
Language:
English

Kirara Miyahara

Art Psychotherapist
Services:
Language:
Japanese and English

Sheila Marczak, PhD, LMFT

Psychotherapist
Services:
Language:

Amanda Cox

Bilingual English and Spanish Psychotherapist
Services:
Telehealth Only
Language:
English and Spanish

Michelline “Mikkie” Turnbow, MSW

Registered Clinical Social Work Intern
Services:
Language:

Nami Matsumura

Psychotherapist
Services:
Telehealth Only
Language:

Wakako Minamoto-Wood, MA

Therapist
Services:
Language:

Cherie Adams

Cherie Adams is a Licensed Master Social Worker from Texas
Services:
Telehealth Only
Language:

Mirissa Jackson

Licensed Certified Social Work- Clinical
Services:
Telehealth only
Language:

Alejandra Reyes (M.A., LCP)

Clinical Psychologist— Children, Adolescent, and Adult Individual Therapy with over 15 years of experience
Services:
Language:
English, Spanish

Angelica Isomura-Motoki (PhD)

Neuropsychologist/Clinical Psychologist— Dr. Isomura is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California, USA, and her expertise is in the area of neuropsychology
Services:
Language:
English, Japanese

Momoko Yamashita Hecht, (PhD)

A Psychologist— Dr. Hecht earned her M.S. degree in school psychology from the University of Oregon, and PhD from University of Utah.
Services:
Language:
English, Japanese

Yuta Aoki (PhD, M.D.) (Currently not accepting appointments)

Psychiatrist— Dr. Aoki is a bilingual Japanese/English psychiatrist licensed in Japan
Services:
Language:
Japanese, English

Accreditation

TELL is an accredited and certified non-profit organization in Japan, dedicated to providing world-class, effective support and counseling services. 

We practice state-of-the-art standards of care in the mental health field through professional face-to-face and virtual counseling services.

Confidentiality Policy

All clinicians working at TELL Counseling are governed by the ethical and professional guidelines regarding confidentiality applicable to their professional membership (e.g. American Psychological Association, National Association of Social Workers).

Clients’ personal information is kept strictly confidential within the clinic, including the electronic data. Client files are stored in a secure location and are accessible only by staff of this clinic. We do not share information with others unless the clients have given us written permission to do so.