Fusako Yamagiwa, MSW, LICSW
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
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Domestic Violence
- Family Issues
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
- Sexual Abuse
- Survivor's Guilt
- Traumatic Incident
- BlueCross BlueShield