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Akiko Terao, LCSW, Psychotherapist

Current Availability:

I'm accepting new clients. Online booking is available on my website.

Akiko Terao, LCSW remote and phone therapy in California, New Jersey, Oregon
Provides therapy in California, New Jersey, Oregon

About Me:

  • My clients describe me as:

    In therapy sessions, I'm engaged, transparent, and proactive. You'll find me non-judgmental, curious about your experience, and skilled in therapy.

  • Something to know about my approach is:

    My guiding principle is that every behavior, emotion, and thinking pattern has a meaning and purpose. I believe symptoms are indicators as to what is going on inside. Healing the root issues will make these symptoms become manageable or disappear.

  • Together, we will:

    We'll explore together what's causing your distress and how to remove them. Most of my clients gain deeper understanding about themselves and experience meaningful changes that will last for long time.

  • I specialize in working with people who:

    I work most effectively with people who're willing to explore their internal experience at a deeper level and motivated to learn and change. Most of my clients come to me for a symptom and learns more about their past during sessions.

  • I became a therapist because:

    I've witnessed firsthand the power of psychotherapy in transforming people's lives. I'd like to help people gain the life they aspire to.

  • Something that stands out about where I offer therapy is:

    I'm based in San Mateo, CA, and offer teletherapy throughout California. You'll receive high quality therapy from your own home.

  • More about me and my practice:

    I'm a bi-cultural, bilingual (Japanese) psychotherapist with over 12 years of experience working with teens, adults, and families. I'm a licensed clinical social worker and credentialed as a school therapist. Online booking is available on my website

More Details:

In-Network with:

No Insurers

Languages Spoken:

English, Japanese