My name is Chisato, which means "a 1000 homelands." My parents named me wanting me to "be at home wherever I am" as well as to "Be a 1000 homelands for people." Just like my name, I try to be a "homeland" to people, where they can feel safe.
I obtained my Bachelor's Degree from University of California, Berkeley. While I was going to school, I decided that I wanted to branch outside my school to see what ways I can give back to the community, while also learning new skills. I found a passion and a love in rape crisis counseling. I volunteered as a rape crisis counselor for years, where I worked with children and adults, sexually exploited minors, police officers and hospital staff. I also helped train other rape crisis advocates too. :)
Afterward, I obtained my master's degree from Pepperdine University and became licensed as a marriage and family therapist and a licensed professional clinical counselor. I have a lot of experience with anyone ages 4 and up, as well as families and couples.
My passion is creating a safe place for you to explore your difficulties and to help you find new skills in dealing with them together.
I would love to speak with you more if you feel that we may be a good fit! :)
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LMFT #98939 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
LPCC #4830 (Expires: 2019-12-31)
Chisato is an amazing person making us feel very comfortable & easy to open up to. She greatly improved our relationship in every way. Thank you Chisato.
We are still early in our experience with ReGain and Chisato, but, so far it is going very well.
Chisato is such a great listener. I can be honest and know that I won’t be judged.
Chisato has been instrumental in helping me to navigate the most challenging phase of my life thus far. Her approach is kind, real and humorous, sometimes it feels like I’ve known her for a long time. She has provided me with great resources and tools for reflection and introspection. She checks in regularly and is always very accommodating to my crazy schedule. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking help with relationships, self care or just life in general.
Chisato makes the sessions feel safe and there are no judgements at all. She never makes us feel as tho one or the other is correct or wrong. She fully understands our relationship; since the beginning. Her over-all vibe is awesome and makes both of us feel super comfortable to open up to her.
From the first session Chisato provided an open, professional and positive experience. Each session it was clear that Chisato was focused on us achieving our goals as a couple; even when those goals suddenly changed during counseling. She was also able to make herself available to us with out crazy schedules. I can't say enough about Chisato, but I will finish by saying I would recommend her again and again.