Motoko Katayama

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPA

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Motoko Katayama

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPA


Location

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Mountain View Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 492-4042

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2100 Geng Road
Suite 210
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 492-4042
Announcement icon If you are struggling with relationships and find yourselves feeling stuck in negative patterns, please reach out to the free consultation.
I can help you accomplish your goals, create a joyful life, and obtain new skills in the shortest time possible, so that you will be able to graduate from therapy and become self-sufficient. For life transitions, clients can usually graduate from therapy within a few months. As for severe trauma and mental health issues, it may take some more time. I work well with clients seeking help with depression, anxiety, stress management, goal attainment, relationship issues, forgiveness, and enhancement of communication skills and self-esteem. Previously, I worked in tech as a CPA for 18 yrs+, so I can empathize with your struggles at work.
How therapy would look like: you can decide the focus of the session, set the pace, and ask for what you need from me (i.e., exploring different ways to look at a situation, learning new skills, guidance, etc). You are in charge of your life’s journey and you get to choose from several evidenced-based treatments that I present.
I will gently listen to your stories through your lens instead of mine. Furthermore, I can help you find words to describe your experiences and make sense of it all. With my scientific yet simple explanations about your situation, you will know how these interventions can heal you.
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $160 - $200
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Out of Network. I can issue a statement for you to seek reimbursement from your insurance company.
Email me or call (650) 492-4042 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • License: California / 127861
  • School: Palo Alto University

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: Chi Sigma Iota / Member in Good Standing
  • Member Since: 2016
  • Membership: ICCEFT (The International Centre For Excellence In Emotionally Focused Therapy) / Member in Good Standing
  • Member Since: 2017

Location

Mountain View Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 492-4042
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

2100 Geng Road
Suite 210
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 492-4042
Specialties
  • Mood Disorders
  • Life Coaching
  • Career Counseling
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Mental Health
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Japanese
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Professional Connections

I have been consulting with Motoko on a regular basis around a mutual client and have been consistently impressed with her warmth, compassion, and depth of insight. She has trained in EFT and is deepening in her skills and experience in working with couples. Another area of specialization for her is helping clients to move towards forgiveness. I highly recommend Motoko and can imagine that her clients are in excellent hands.
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Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021
Motoko Katayama, MA, LMFT, CPA, Marriage & Family Therapist in Mountain View

Motoko Katayama

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CPA