About us:

We are located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, near the Lenin statue in the Space building.

Michael Sakuma, Ph.D.


I have taught psychology for over 20  years at both the undergraduate  and graduate levels including many students who went on to become clinical psychologists themselves.

I have studied at the University of Washington (UW) outpatient psychiatry unit, the UW pain clinic and the neuropsychological assessment unit.  In addition, I spent a post-doctoral year at Oxford University studying brain change associated with persistent mental illness.

My approach can be described as “integrative” – informed from many different scientifically supported therapies, customized to your particular situation. I look forward to being your partner in trying to help you get where you want to be in life.

Joanna Manzi-Sakuma, MSW, LICSW.


“What are you actively doing now to create the life you want?”

I endeavor to help people recognize thoughts, behaviors and patterns that might be getting in the way of living their most fulfilling lives.  My approach is gentle, supportive and action-oriented.   I specialize in working with individuals who wish to learn how to overcome fear-based thinking and self-doubt, and who wish accountability support to be able to move towards desired goals. Part of this is helping people combine the learning of new skills with their innate strengths.

Although I prefer our time in person, I offer remote counseling sessions when appropriate.

Please contact me for a free 30 minute phone consultation. (206) 251-8391.

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