Yui Nishikawa, MC, RCC

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EMDR Trainer

About Me

With more than 15 years of experience supporting children, youth, adults, and seniors affected by trauma, Yui has supported clients in a variety of settings in Japan and Canada. Yui has a profound confidence in the ability of all people to access inner resources to find healing and growth. With her background as a trauma counselor, Yui has worked in various community and healthcare settings including Downtown Eastside working with women who were affected by intimate partner violence, childhood abuse, and addiction issues. She also has training and experience working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, procrastination, perfectionism, life transitions, low self-esteem, relationship challenges, and systemic oppression including racism and sexism. In addition to her clinical experiences, Yui has passion in advocacy and education and facilitated workshops on various topics including stress management and trauma-informed practice for communities, healthcare professionals, and educators in Japan and Canada. Yui believes that clients are the experts in their own lives and walks alongside her clients as a collaborator. While ensuring a warm and caring environment, Yui helps to amplify their innate resiliency by integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness techniques. In addition, Yui draws on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), multicultural counseling theory, attachment-based theory, and anti-oppression/feminist ideals. Yui provides counseling in English and Japanese, and also speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese.

Education & Experience

Master of Counseling degree from City University of Seattle Registered Clinical Counselor at Jericho Counseling Stopping the Violence Counselor at Atira Women's Resource Society Registered Clinical Counselor at the Covid-19 Rapid Response Team Practicum Counselor at the Broadway Youth Resource Center and the Vancouver Lower Mainland Multicultural Cultural Family Support Services Society Lecturer at Women's Counseling Kyoto Lecturer at a training program for Osaka Prefecture School Board Guest speaker at Japan Feminist Counseling Society

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors

Language

  • English
  • Japanese