As a social worker and therapist, Taeko previously worked in a variety of fields such as suicide intervention, sexual health and HIV/AIDS counselling, family violence, human trafficking, and worked with and advocated for specific target groups such as youth, women of colour and LGBTIQ+ clients.
Taeko Yamada obtained her Master of Social Work from Monash University, Melbourne Australia in 2007, and also completed a Graduate Diploma in family therapy in 2012. Taeko is a bilingual (English/ Japanese) social worker who has 12 years of experience working in Australia and Japan. She is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health and the Japanese Society of Gender Identity Disorder.
Most recently she worked for Monash Health Gender Clinic in Australia until February 2019, and is keen to continue supporting trans and gender diverse individuals and families in Japan as well as other clients in need.