Aska Yoshizu

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT,

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Aska Yoshizu

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT,

She/Her/Hers


Location

Offers online therapy

Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 665-9921

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Announcement icon Currently offering Zoom and Phone sessions only.
Have you been feeling not heard or understood, and isolated or ashamed? You may be wondering, “what’s wrong with me?” I know how painful it is to feel that way because I’ve been there many times, too. And I’ve come out of it with a few nuggets of knowledge and tools each time. For 16 years I’ve been helping people feel more connected to and loved by people around them as well as themselves by sharing knowledge and tools accumulated through my personal and professional journey. Human beings are social animals that need connection with others whom we trust and feel safe with to survive and thrive. That's why isolation is so painful.
To connect, we need to feel safe. If not, we start seeing others as enemies. Our bodies are assessing safety 24/7 to categorize the result in 3 states: Green-Safe, connect; Yellow-Danger, fight or flight; & Red-Overwhelming Threat, shut down. Learning how to be aware of our state via sensations, and how to return to the Green state is the key for connection.
We all have this innate capacity for connection which can get buried by overwhelming stress from our daily life in relation to social, cultural, historical context. Let me help you reconnect to your innate capacity, through body-based mindfulness approaches; Interpersonal neurobiology, Somatic Experiencing, Hakomi, Brainspotting, Yoga, and Meditation.

Finances

Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: California / 118751
  • School: Palo Alto University
Bilingual Bicultural Japanese American. Cultural and Wellness Liaison for organizations and groups. Yoga & Meditation Teacher. Bodyworker.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Somatic Experiencing
  • Certificate Date: 2020
  • Certificate: Brainspotting
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 665-9921
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Acculturation & Multicultural Identity
  • Complex Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Japanese
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Brainspotting
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Multicultural
  • PACT: Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Somatic
  • Somatic Experiencing/Hakomi
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Professional Connections

Aska has been a colleague for many years. We have attended several trainings together and I know her to be deeply insightful and skilled at seeing underlying factors that create distress in people.
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Marriage & Family Therapist

Last Modified: 27 Jun 2021
Aska Yoshizu, LMFT,, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Altos
Aska Yoshizu

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT,