Yoshi Odagiri is a bilingual psychotherapist in the United States under supervision by Yoon Ki Chai. He is able to speak both English and Japanese fluently.
Yoshi utilizes psychodynamic therapy and mindfulness approaches in his counseling.
All of the services Yoshi provides are rooted in his belief that each person deserves to feel safe, validated, and understood.
Yoshi’s primary specialty is working with adults with cultural adjustment/acculturation and identity issues, depression, anxiety, trauma/emotional, sexual, and behavioral issues.
His personal experience of studying and living in an international community in Japan and abroad has informed his work with clients. He is able to work with clients from a wide range of cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Yoshi has been classically trained in and has received his master’s in counseling psychology from Multnomah University located in Portland, Oregon.
On his days off, Yoshi typically likes to spend time at home with his family and play his favorite songs on the guitar.
Key Concepts: bilingual, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness approaches, adults with cultural adjustment/acculturation and identity issues, depression, anxiety, trauma/emotional, sexual, and behavioral issues, international community.
o Psychodynamic Therapy: a type of talk therapy similar to psychoanalytic therapy during which a client is invited to speak about whatever they feel they would like to. Psychodynamic therapy places a focus on how the individual interacts with their external environment.
o Mindfulness: a set of practices based in meditation that centers on bringing attention to the present moment, independent of both the past and the future. The goal is to become aware of thoughts as they arise but not attach judgement to them—noticing thoughts in this way may help reduce anxiety and stress surrounding them.