Living in Japan or adjusting to a new life in Japan may be challenging. You may feel stressed out and may want to share your feelings and thoughts with someone supportive. Sometimes you may feel better after talking with your friends and family. However, there are other times when you may feel overwhelmed and have difficultly expressing your concerns with them. In such situations, it may be time to seek professional counseling services. With humor and compassion, I provide a warm and safe atmosphere where you may feel comfortable to share. Through a conversational process, I will collaboratively work with you to explore your concerns, feelings, and help you take charge of your life.

My practice focuses on treating adults with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, and more. I also work with couples and families. I utilize evidence-based treatments that may include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family systems, and mindfulness-based approaches. I am also trained in EMDR therapy, which has been found to be an effective treatment for those who have experienced trauma. In working together, I will tailor treatment to fit your unique needs.

If you are looking for English language therapy services for yourself, someone you care about, or have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 022-341-0355 or info@dr-ozawa.com.


Mika Ozawa, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Certified Public Psychologist
Industrial Psychology Counselor

Affiliations: American Psychological Association (APA), The Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology, Japan Industrial Counselors Association


Dr. Ozawa received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University-Los Angeles (APA Accredited) in the United States of America. She earned her Master’s in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University-Tokyo in Japan. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the WellSpan Philhaven CBT in York, Pennsylvania in U.S.A. For postdoctoral training, she worked with older adults at skilled nursing facilities in Los Angeles, California in U.S.A.

Dr. Ozawa has worked in various settings such as out-patient mental health clinics, addiction treatment facilities, primary care medical centers, and community mental health centers. She has experiences of working as a Human Resources professional for over 10 years in both domestic and multi-national companies in Japan, which makes her familiar with mental health issues at workplace. In addition to her clinical work, she enjoys teaching future mental health professionals. She worked as an adjunct faculty in the Clinical Master’s program of the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University-Tokyo, Japan. She currently is a lecturer at an EAP (employee assistance program) counseling school.

Dr. Ozawa started her private practice to serve the community in the Tohoku area by using her clinical experiences in both Japan and U.S.A. as well as her life experiences. She provides psychotherapy via Skype for clients living in rural or remote areas who may have difficulty traveling to the office.

  • 022-341-0355
  • info@dr-ozawa.com
  • Our office is located in a quiet residential area in Aoba-ku in Sendai city,
    6-minute walk from JR Tohokufukushidaimae station (JR東北福祉大前駅).
  • Monday, Saturday, and Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00