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 16 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 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, M.S.W.
“What are you actively doing now to create the life you want?”
I am a licensed social worker in both New York and Washington States and have worked for over 15 years in both community counseling centers and private practice.
As a therapeutic coach, I endeavor to help you recognize thoughts, behaviors and patterns that might be getting in the way of living your most fulfilling life. 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. Though I prefer our time together to be in-person, if appropriate, I offer sessions by phone for flexibility.
Please contact me for a free 30 minute phone consultation. (206) 251-8391.