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Specializations

 

 Adoption

Identity

Asian Men's Issues

Ethnic/Racial Identity

Multiculturalism

Cross-Generational Conflict

LGBTQ

Childhood Trauma

Parent Training

Life Transitions

Families

Couples

Mindfulness

Anxiety

Depression

JACOB KAJIWARA

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #131183

Under the Supervision of Tracy Bevington LMFT# 53455

I am passionate about helping my clients explore the intersections of adoption, racial/ethnic identity, childhood trauma, confidence, and major life transitions. Throughout life, we continually revisit and re-negotiate our understanding of the experiences that have shaped us. It’s especially hard if you’ve been impacted by unique circumstances such as international/domestic adoption, multi-cultural family, or even just the experience of being a minority in America. I provide a warm and safe space that allows clients to explore their authentic self.

In sessions, I work from a perspective that asks, “What in your past has brought you here?” not “What is wrong with you?”. My clients appreciate how they shift into a more complete understanding of how their emotions or past experiences impact important decisions. They leave with practical tools to build on their strengths and make lasting change.

No matter how deeply dissatisfying your behaviors, relationships, or emotions, change is absolutely possible. It’d be a privilege to join you in this work. If I seem like the right fit, please use the link below to schedule a free, 15 min consultation. I am Out-of-Network with insurance, but we will file claims for your reimbursement so you don't have to!

Education

California State University, Northridge, CA

Master of Science in Counseling Marriage and Family Therapy

Trainings/ Certifications

  • Mindfulness-Based Ecotherapy (2022)

  • Self-Compassion for Educators (2021)

  • Mindfulness Fundamentals (2020)

  • Mindful Educator Essentials (2020)

  • Trauma Focused-CBT (2020)

 

Memberships 

​California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT), Member

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

            

Mobile: 424-209-9645

Main Office: 310-612-2998 

Office Fax: 424-600-7150

Availability

Telehealth

Entire of State of California

Tuesdays and Thursdays

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Santa Monica Office

In person

Sundays 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM