Takako Uemura (LMFT, ATR-BC)

Psychotherapist—Adult Individual & Couples Counseling / Children and/or Families

Ms. Uemura is a psychotherapist. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, USA. She is also a Board-Certified Art Therapist and is bilingual in both Japanese and English.

Ms. Uemura utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) approaches to heal trauma and improve wellness. She also provides art therapy to all ages and psychotherapy for individual adults, couples, and families at the Tokyo office.

Her clinical interests include parenting, co-parenting for adaptive families, trauma/sexual trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, cultural adjustment/acculturation issues, identity issues, and behavioral issues. She also specializes in child abuse prevention and healing from childhood trauma.

Ms. Uemura obtained her master’s degree in marital and family therapy with art therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University in 2010. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adult individuals, and families at outpatient mental health clinics and child welfare organizations.

In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, cooking, and baking.

Key Concepts: bilingual, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), trauma, art therapy, psychotherapy, individual adults, couples, families, parenting, co-parenting for adaptive families, trauma/sexual trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, cultural adjustment/acculturation issues, identity issues, behavioral issues, child abuse prevention, childhood trauma, outpatient mental health clinics, child welfare organizations.

o Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): a type of psychotherapy (talk therapy) similar to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that is centered on mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. The goal is to reduce emotional distress and relationship struggles.

o Art Therapy: a type of therapy in which a client expresses themselves through an artistic / creative medium (typically focused on one medium), which the art therapist analyzes for ways to explore emotions on a deeper level that may be hard to express verbally.