After nine months of being back in the US, I’m happy to say that I’ll be going back to doing counseling with English-speakers in Japan. This time, I’ll be working via Skype, and I’ve set up a website to support that part of my practice: www.alljapancounseling.com.
The timezone difference will pose a challenge, but I’ve been working hard on figuring out a schedule that should work on both sides. I was considering doing sessions at 2am my time (6pm in Japan), but my doctor convinced me otherwise. It’s good to have people looking out for you.
I’m also searching for as many local mental health resources as I can in Japan. Doing this kind of work requires performing a lot of networking to make sure clients are supported locally when they need it. Mark Holloway of the wonderful Health Hokkaido continues to be supportive, as have been many others. If you are in Japanese mental health or know someone who is, I’d love to hear from you or them. 宜しくお願いします！Thanks very much!