Fusako Yamagiwa, MSW, LICSW

(she/her)

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Are you struggling with emotional reactivity or numbness or feeling unseen or misunderstood? You may have some ideas about why that happens, or you may be seeking some answers. Despite types of issues or where you are in the process of self-discovery, therapy work can help you regain confidence and serenity. Many of my clients discover or realize their life direction through the process and have said that the experience is quite empowering. My specialty lies in issues rooted in cultural adjustment, identity development, and other traumatic experiences that might have impacted one's 'sense of self.' I often utilize structured trauma healing modalities such as EMDR in conjunction with a mindfulness approach. I also offer half to multi-day EMDR (or progressive counting) intensives.

Education & Experience

Education: M.S.W., Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA; B.A. in Journalism & Creative Writing, Baruch College, City University of New York, N.Y. Clinical Experiences: Private practice offering Intensive Trauma-Focused Therapy; Outpatient clinic therapist, Outreach, Clinical case management in community mental health, Western MA; Clinical training as Rape Crisis Counselor Advocate at Center for Women and Community, UMass Amherst; Domestic Violence Shelter Advocate, Safe Passage, Northampton, MA.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers, EMDR International Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • BIPOC
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English
  • Japanese

Insurance

  • BlueCross BlueShield

HSA and FSA eligible expense