Mr. Kenichi Takahashi, LMFT

Preferred Name: Kenichi

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

My approach is holistic and comprehensive. Mental health issues are not only about cognitive and emotional process (thoughts and emotions), but also about physical process (nervous system and manifestation as sensation in the body). Some people feel something in the body even though your doctor tells you that you are healthy and nothing bad has been found in your body. However, you still feel something in the heart or excessive heart pounding. In addition to cognitive, emotional, and physical aspects, there is another layer to them. it’s energetic and spiritual aspect. In energy system (chakra, and meridian system), thought, emotion and body affect your energy system and vice versa. If you work on you energy system and improves it, your issues in thought, emotion and body are improved. This holistic multi dimensional approaches will help you resolve your mental health issues more efficiently based on your needs and goals. In addition to regular talk therapy, somatic experiencing (nervous system and physiology), EMDR (cognition, emotion, and body), Pranic Healing (non-touch energy healing on energy and 11 major chakra system), and other approaches such as essential oil approach in inhaling essential oil based on 11 major chakra system, nutrition for certain issues (ADHD, depression, anxiety, cortisol level), neck breathing for anxiety and racing thoughts, and mindfulness approach (catching oneself, racing thoughts and meditation).

Education & Experience

I was born and raised in Japan. When I was 25 years old, I decided to study broad in California, U.S.A. I majored in Counseling Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology specialization in John F. Kennedy University (Currently, it is National University) in Pleasant Hill, California. I learned a variety of psychotherapeutic methods which focus more on internal change. Even though I struggled with my own trauma, tendency of nervousness and social anxiety, I was able to graduate from that school. In 2008, I worked for Asian Community Mental Health Services in Oakland as a Marriage & Family Therapist Intern (Associate) . In 2009, I started to work for Earth Circles Counseling Center as MFT intern. In 2011, I worked for Family Agency of San Francisco and was dispatched to support a group of 5 children. Then, I completed all requirements for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist including 3000 clinical hours and passed 2 exams for it. In August, 2013, I became LMFT (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist). Since then, I have been consulting with about 30 clients per week regarding their mental health symptoms and issues, focusing more on changing from within in addition to solution focus and coping skills. I have worked on mental health issues and symptoms such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Pranic attacks, Anxiety Disorder, Social anxiety, ADHD, Autism, Stress, relationships, trauma from the past sexual, physical, mental and emotional abuse. I have also worked with children and parents who were involved with CPS. In 2020, I received an award Best Counselor of Oakland.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

A facilitator for Pranic Healing Clinics In Oakland from 2016 to the present.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Immigrants


  • Japanese


  • Medicaid