Makiko Aoki, MA, MFTI, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Pasadena
Please take a moment to commend yourself for having the courage to pursue therapy. I believe that therapy is a courageous journey of self-understanding and inner growth. I feel blessed to be walking alongside you on your journey. I believe therapy can provide self-understanding and true healing that comes from making changes in one's thinking as well as committing to taking appropriate action.
I approach therapy through the power of visualization and exercises that integrate mind, body and soul that can help one embrace and understand oneself more deeply. This understanding and awareness will be the basis for becoming fully alive and for deep restoration and growth toward one's true self.
I offer individual, pre-marital, marital, family and child psychotherapy, especially for people immersed in multicultural experiences - for immigrants and expatriates, as well as couples and families experiencing intercultural and intergenerational conflicts. I am a certified facilitator for PREPARE/ENRICH assessment, and fluent in English and Japanese.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Makiko Aoki now - (949) 537-2387


  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: Pepperdine University
  • License No. and State: IMF 79014 California
  • Supervisor Name: Peter Huang
  • Supervisor License: MFC 44920 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): up to $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Japanese


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018
Makiko Aoki, MA, MFTI, Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Pasadena

Makiko Aoki

Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MA, AMFT