I believe that everyone has the innate ability to heal and is always moving towards wholeness and resolution. I also believe everyone is capable of getting stuck in unhelpful patterns – holding onto beliefs and stories about themselves and others that perpetuate unhappiness. Life can bring both planned and unexpected changes and/or trauma that may jolt anyone out of balance – so that they question themselves, their strengths, their choices, relationships, and lives.
I see psychotherapy as an opportunity for you to be with yourself – to be invited to check in, be heard and seen, to learn about yourself from you. It is a way in which you can discover your ability to heal, to love, to understand and express your needs and wants, to discover what stands in the way of getting what you need, so that you can choose to live a healthy and fulfilling life.
I have a warm, calm, and non-judgmental approach that provides you with the space to explore issues that range from crisis situations to deeper, underlying concerns. While most of my work helps illuminate certain truths about your world and witnesses your journey towards wellness, I see myself as ultimately your advocate – believing in your desire to seek a better outcome for yourself in life.
My experience as a Bereavement Counselor gives me deep insight into working with people who are experiencing loss, life transitions, depression/anxiety, relationship issues, parenting, and re-definition of identity. I work with both adults and children, individually and as families.
Also, as a yoga teacher and resident expressive arts specialist at the Art of Yoga Project, I have witnessed many instances when “beyond words” methods revealed core issues and unlocked insight much more efficiently than traditional talk therapy.
I invite you to discover your ability to heal, to love, to understand and express your needs and wants, to discover what stands in the way of getting what you need, so that you can live the healthy and fulfilling life you envision for yourself.
Professional background: Tina Mizukami is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#86242) at the Living Arts Counseling Center. She received her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology at JFK University with an emphasis in Expressive Arts Therapy and Holistic Studies. She is the resident Expressive Arts Specialist and occasional yoga teacher (RYT-200) at The Art of Yoga Project which brings the healing powers of yoga and creative expression to the girls in the juvenile justice system. She is also honored to serve as a Bereavement Counselor at Pathways Home Health and Hospice.
Licencsed Marriage & Family Therapist #86242.