About me

Hello, and welcome to Better Help!
My name is Octavia Fukino, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as Licensed Clinical Psychologist(LPCC).
I have over 7 years of experience doing counseling, four of them pre- license and four years after licensing. I completed my Bachelor's degree at UCLA in 1990, and my Masters in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University in 2013. I specialize in treating Trauma as well as relationship issues, and work with substance abuse clients.
Couples work is one of the hardest and most rewarding experiences. I have helped couples build communication skills and find their voice, rebuild trust and revitalize long term relationships. Building co-parenting skills and healthy boundaries with extended family have also been priorities in working with couples.
Before COVID-19, my focus was private practice and doing counseling in person. It is important to me to connect with clients and establish trust and warmth.
Due to this pandemic, Telehealth Video has become more normal and I see that the relationship does not necessarily suffer from not being together in and office, and it can be more convenient for clients to not travel as much.

My passion for counseling has always existed, but it was on hold when I raised my two adopted children. They are adults now and I am very proud of them.
I was married for 25 years to their father, but that marriage ended in divorce due to very painful betrayal. After this I went back to school and focused on building a meaningful career. Given my personal experience, I focus on attachment issues, trauma, relationships, and grief/loss. Therapy and counseling were a key part of my own journey to healing, and I wanted to make sure to help others struggling like I did through pain and codependency.

You have reached out and are thinking about getting help. It is wonderful and scary as well. Please know that change is possible. Healing is possible. You are a lot stronger and wiser than you may think. It would be wonderful to work with you and find YOU.


  • Relationships
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Grief
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment issues , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video





CA LMFT 94660

CA LPCC 4612


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Octavia Fukino. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Octavia for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning relationship

Octavia is a wonderful couples therapist! In our time working with her, she's helped us make incredible progress on our communication with each other, and helped us take responsibility for what each of us is bringing into a conflict, and surfacing things for us to work on with our individual therapists. I highly highly recommend her!

Written on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Octavia for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Thank you making counseling so accessible and affordable. We love Octavia and are getting so much from our sessions. THANK YOU!

Written on May 06, 2021 after therapy with Octavia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is wonderful has helped with my wife and I situation and have gave us things to do to try and fix it.

Work with me!