Yuka is an officially registered psychotherapist and counsellor in Singapore and licensed psychotherapist / marriage and family therapist in California, US.
She offers therapy to individuals, adults, adolescents, children, couples, and groups with such issues as grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma and abuse, life transition, marriage and divorce, including pre-marital counseling.
She had been trained in the field of counseling, servicing in counseling centers in both in the US (JFK Coummunity Counseling Center in Sunnyvale, CA) and Singapore (SAGE Counselling Centre for elderly and caregivers) since 1998. Also she provided school counseling for children, adolescents, and their parents in elementary and middle schools in the Cupertino Union School District in California (John Muir Elementary School, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, De Vargas Elementary School and Hyde Middle School).
After getting official license in US, she was providing counseling in the Psychological Services Department at the College of San Mateo, and psychotherapy in several offices in Silicon Valley, including Alta Mira Counseling in San Jose, Nihon Bay Clinic in San Mateo, and Christian Counseling Center in Mountain View and Los Altos, and now working for Japanese Association Clinic, Singapore as a mental health consultant. Yuka has had a successful private practice since 2007. She also enjoys facilitating educational classes such as self-care, parenting, or stress management and giving talks in the local community.
She received her Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Ritsumeikan University, and further studied psychology at Keio University in Japan. She completed her post-graduate studies in social work, receiving training and counseling at the National University of Singapore and in counseling psychology at John F. Kennedy University in California, US.
She was and has been a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), Singapore Association for Counselling(SAC), and Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore(APACS).
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