Kai Kitaji, LICSW

(He/Him/His )
Preferred Name: Kai

About Me

Kai’s passion for EMDR started in 2018 when he first experienced EMDR in training. He was amazed at the power of EMDR in working with single-incident traumas, complex trauma, relational and attachment traumas, anxiety, and depression. Out of all of his training, EMDR has proven to be the most effective and efficient model of therapy for healing. Our bodies are created to have responses and memories. We hold cognitions(beliefs and narratives), emotions (feelings we have in response), and physical sensations(how the body takes in experiences through all of the senses). When life experiences are distressing we tend to feel stuck in our thoughts, feelings and/or physical sensations. EMDR is effective in resolving traumatic events, distressing somatic responses and destructive relational patterns. Kai’s approach to therapy is very collaborative and individualized to meet your needs and goals for treatment. It would be his honor to be beside you on your journey to healing and growth.

Education & Experience

Earlham College - BA 2005 San Jose State University - MSW 2010

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Correctional Facility
  • LGBTQ+
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Underserved


  • English