Fusako Yamagiwa, MSW, LICSW


EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

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
  • 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

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • Immigrants
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English
  • Japanese


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield