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Akemi Weddington (MA, LMFT, LPCC)

Psychotherapist – Adult and Adolescent Individual & Couple Counseling

Akemi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in California, U.S. After engaging in other careers for many years between Japan and the U.S., discovering a passion for helping others, Akemi decided to pursue a mental health profession. She obtained a master’s degree in counseling from Palo Alto University, California, and has been working as a psychotherapist since 2017. She has experience in working with adults, elders, adolescents, children, couples, families, and the LGBTQ community, treating depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, PTSD, stressor-related problems, mood disorders, anger management, loss/grief, and relational problems, and providing life coaching.

Akemi’s goal is to help clients reconnect with their true selves and find peace and harmony in their lives by focusing on their strengths. Akemi’s therapeutic approaches include the following to tune in to each client’s presenting problems:

    • Person-centered

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    • Solution-focused, Narrative therapy

    • Internal Family Therapy.

    • Somatic therapy

She has a meditation and mindfulness teacher certificate. Also, she practices brainspotting, which is a proven technique to be effective in processing psychological trauma.