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Practice

Openmind Psychology was established in 2015, is currently based on Hatagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

A practice by Misa Tsuruta, Ph.D., it has been a safe haven for adults and some adolescents with psychological and relational problems. The problems dealt with issues ranging from anxiety, depression, PTSD/trauma, eating disorder to career problem, family problem, parenting and cross-cultural adjustment. To give you some ideas, some of the professions of the people she has worked with include: educators, translators, artists, consultants, IT professionals, HR professionals, helping professionals, students, homemakers, to name a few. They are expats, immigrants (new and old comers), refugees, international students and internationally married. They came from various regions in the world, such as Europe, North America, South, Southeast and Far East Asia, Africa, etc.

Approach

Misa got her psychological education at New York University and the New School for Social Research. The latter is well-known for its psychoanalytically-oriented program.

She has been hugely influenced by New York psychology culture, and her primary thinking is psychoanalytic while in practice she tends to be eclectic, drawing on various tools that would work effectively for the particular client. Rather than just listening and being a “blank screen,” she tends to work interactively with the client.

Online options

Sessions can be offered online as well, for the convenience for clients in the distance and/or having some issues that make it difficult for them to come to the office.

Normally zoom is used for this purpose.

Fees

The standard fee is 14000 yen per session (45 minutes).

There is also student/senior fee of 10000 yen per session (senior aged 65 and up). Fees can always be discussed during the first session or any financial particular issues arising during the course of treatment. Payment with cash, credit or bank transfer is available. Payment due on the same day or 2-7 days after the session. Cancellation fee applies from the day before the appointment.

Open hours / days

Tuesday through Saturday, with limited in-person session availability. Some evening hours are also available.

Sundays, Mondays and Japanese national holidays are closed. There are also a few vacation times throughout the year.