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ยป About me

I am an accredited psychotherapist in Japan. I provide individual psychotherapy and couple therapy to adults and adolescents. I also have many years of experience in multicultural counseling. My main therapeutic approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which is focused on helping people with specific problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, ADHD, PTSD and couple distress. My constant goal is to help people become the actor of their own lives again, rather than being at the mercy of their suffering. And if I consider that you need medical support, I can refer you to psychiatric clinics.

Wataru Sawaji

Clients I work with

Adults, Adolescents, Expats, Refugees, Couples, International couples, and LGBTQ+.


Japanese, French, English

Degrees / Education

Master of Clinical Psychology, Teikyo Heisei University Professional Graduate School, Tokyo, Japan

Additional education & training

Completion of cognitive behavioral therapy training by OCD-Japan
Completion of cognitive behavioral therapy basic training by Stress Management Network Co., Ltd.
Completion of Family Therapy Skills Training by IPI (Institute for Psychotherapy Integration).
Completion of Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy Essentials of CBT online course.
Completion of National Foundation of Brief Therapy for Brief Therapist Training Course.

Licensure & Registration

Certified Public Psychologist (Japan #1071)
Certified Clinical Psychologist (Japan #32851)


Tokyo Japanese Language Education Center of Japan Student Services Organization: Apr. 2018 - present
Kokugakuin Kugayama Junior High/High School: Sept. 2017 - Mar. 2019
Orphanage Oosato: Apr. 2016 - Mar. 2023
NTT Medical Center Tokyo: Apr.2016 - Mar. 2017
Mejiro Sola Clinic (Transcultural psychiatric clinic): Apr. 2016 - present

Professional Affiliations

Japanese Society Certified Clinical Psychologists
Tokyo Association of Certified Public Psychologists
The Association of Japanese Clinical Psychology
Japanese Society of Transcultural Psychiatry

Opening Hours / Fees / Access

Opening days and hours

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday (except holidays) 13:00~20:00


First time 60~90 min: 10,000 yen
Second and subsequent sessions 50 minutes: 8,000 yen
Couple/Family (up to 2 people)
First 60~90 minutes: 15,000 yen
Second and subsequent sessions 50 minutes: 12,000 yen
Preparation of documents such as information sheets
3,000 yen

Please consult with me if you are currently unemployed, a student, a refugee, or have other financial circumstances. We will set the fee according to your circumstances.

If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please contact me as soon as possible by e-mail or phone. If you cancel on the day of your appointment, you will be charged for one counseling session.


1-42-22 Hikaricho, Kokubunji-shi, Tokyo

It is a 2-minute walk from the north exit of Kunitachi Station on the JR Chuo Line. Details will be provided at the time of your initial appointment.

Contact me

TEL : 070-2347-5625

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