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, M.S.W.



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

I endeavor to help my clients 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.


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


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