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   The Psychotherapy Center is operated by JFPSP. The Psychotherapy Center is ten minutes walking distance from Sannomiya station (JR, Hankyu, Hanshin, Kobe City Subway, Port Liner Monorail). You may be concerned about yourself or your life or interpersonal relationships, please use the counseling in the Psychotherapy Center. Treatment is not covered by health insurance.

   All therapists of our Psychotherapy Center are certified clinical psychotherapists. We provide psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a focus on self psychology.

   We also offer low-fee psychoanalytic psychotherapy to adults, adolescents and children. This service is provided by therapists who are in advanced training at JFPSP in psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

   Our JFPSP Psychotherapy Center provides psychoanalytic psychotherapy. There are some schools of psychoanalysis. We mainly offer psychotherapy based on self psychology. We listen carefully to your concerns and help you find solutions.

We offer psychotherapy in English for non-native Japanese speakers. We also provide training analysis and supervision for psychoanalytic psychotherapists.

   Our Psychotherapy Center offers psychoanalytic psychotherapy mainly based on self psychology. Psychotherapy is based on the common belief that unconscious past events strongly influence individuals and produce specific symptoms or more general emotional distress. In self psychology, we respect your own experience and focus on helping you become aware of the underlying sources of your difficulties. In a therapeutic dialogue, we help you restore mental balance and stability.

Shinya Nakatani(certified clinical psychologist / Koshien University)

Makoto Koizumi (certified clinical psychologist / Graduate Student of Kobe University)

Naoki Yasumura (certified clinical psychologist / Koshien University)

Other certified clinical psychologists who are in advanced training at JFPSP in psychoanalytic therapy.

   The therapist staff basically consists of certified clinical psychologists. The Psychotherapy Center is also a facility for psychoanalytic training. We offer low-fee psychotherapy which is provided by trainees of JFPSP. The trainees receive clinical supervision in our training program. They are mental health professionals -- certified psychologists and psychiatrists -- who are in advanced training at JFPSP in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Their ability as specialists is guaranteed, since they have long practiced psychotherapy.

Relationship and Communication
Depression Anxiety
Mind-Body Problem
Life purpose
Gender Issues
Trauma Healing
Personal Growth & Creativity
Cultural Identity Issues
Child/Teen Counseling
Play therapy
Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
Parent/child discord, behavioral problems
And more

   For more detailed information, please contact us. We offer services for individuals, couples, partners and families. We also provide training analysis and supervision of psychoanalytic treatment for psychoanalytic candidates and trainees.

1. The staff of the Psychotherapy Center provides a detailed description of certificates, educational backgrounds and experiences upon client’s request.

2. The staff of the Psychotherapy Center always tries to keep up with the latest knowledge and techniques through cooperation with a psychoanalytic institute in the United States.

First session (Assessment interview): 10,000yen/session (45 minutes)
Therapy sessions (standard): 3,000yen to 15,000yen/session (45 minutes)
Fees vary depending on the therapist.

   In your first session, the consulting therapist who is a lecturer of the training institute will help you to understand your particular situation and needs in greater depth. We will do our best to match each applicant with a therapist from our Psychotherapy Center, who meets his or her needs. In your second session, psychotherapy treatment is conducted by your therapist. If you have any questions (including questions regarding fees), please feel free to contact us.

   The Japanese national health insurance does not cover psychotherapy services. Some of our therapists are psychiatrists. However, they cannot prescribe medication.

Tuesdays only (advance reservation required.)

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6-1-31-701 Gokodori, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo 651-0087 JAPAN.

   The Psychotherapy Center is located about seven minutes on foot from Sannomiya station (JR, Hankyu, Hanshin, Kobe City Subway, Port Liner Monorail).
   We do not have a parking lot for the clients. Please use the coin-operated parking garage in the neighborhood.