Hi, I'm Aki.
I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist in Oakland, CA. Most days, you can find me helping people heal from past wounds, navigate life changes, and process big feelings. While a lot of the work I do requires delving into the murky stuff, I like to make room for laughter, connection, and joy in the process. Being a person is hard work sometimes. It’s okay to hit your limit. It’s okay to not know how you feel. It’s okay to take your time to figure it out. It’s more than okay to ask for help. Therapy is a courageous choice. I’m really glad you’re here.
How I work
I believe that you are the expert in your own story. You already have inside you, everything you need to heal from past wounds, no matter how deeply rooted or how painful they may seem. My role as a therapist is to come alongside you, as a collaborator in your healing and a witness to your story.