Motoko Katayama

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CPA

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Motoko Katayama

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, 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 I will be happy to explain how therapy can assist during your free 30-minute 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, relationship issues, goal attainment, 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., learning new skills, exploring different ways to look at a situation, guidance, etc). You are in charge of your life’s journey and you get to choose from several evidenced-based treatments that I present.
Effectiveness of therapy is determined by the quality of your relationship with your therapist, not the type of therapy or length of therapist’s experience, according to the latest meta-analytic research conducted by American Psychological Association. Please visit my website for more scientific information about how therapy works.
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Finances

  • Cost per Session: $140 - $190
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Currently, I am not accepting insurance. However, 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
  • Prelicense: California / AMFT99826
  • School: Palo Alto University
  • Supervisor: John Wiskind, LCSW
  • Supervisor License: California / LCSW22185

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 video sessions

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
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

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

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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Greg Kaplan, MS, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist

Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021
Motoko Katayama, MA, AMFT, CPA, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Mountain View

Motoko Katayama

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, CPA