Aiko Takemura

(LCSW-R)

About Me

Warm welcome! I am thrilled that you took the first step in healing and self-discovery. Whether you suffer from depression and anxiety or just only needing someone to talk to, finding the right therapist is not an easy process. Hopefully, you can find useful information about me on this page to decided if we are a good match.

I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York State. I have been a mental health therapist for over 15 years. My experience in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, and trauma-related symptoms is extensive. I have had the privilege of working with various clients of all ages and all walks of lives through the Mobile Crisis Team, a college counseling office, and in my own private practice office. Although my approach is eclectic, I have seen great results from brief therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I focus on developing skills to manage and navigate your life so you can thrive. Also, I use other cutting edge methods such as emotional freedom technique and energy psychology as appropriate. You can find out more about those methods here: https://www.energypsych.org/page/AboutEPv2
In addition to being a therapist, I am a yoga practitioner and received my yoga teacher certificate in 2014. My practice of yoga helps me to become more intuitive and mindful in my approach with my clients.

I attend professional development training in various therapeutic approaches. Some of my past training include Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I am also a Level 2 practitioner of Energy Psychology. The most recent retreat/training was with a combination of yoga and transpersonal psychology.

Together, we will discover what works for you. I will keep you motivated, inspired, and hopeful as we move through a difficult time.
I look forward to our healing journey together.

In peace and health,


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #R079024-1 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by P.A. on Sep 07, 2019 after counseling with Aiko for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Great listener, patient open to ideas, helps you talk things through, excellent!!!

Written by A.M. on Aug 02, 2019 after counseling with Aiko for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

I am enjoying working with Aiko. I am always apprehensive about starting with someone new but this has been a great experience. It feels more personal and understanding versus judgmental and challenging. Aiko is down to earth. She's witty and funny. I enjoy our time together. From one therapist to another; Aiko is the bees knees! The natural remedy to my natural lifestyle! Thanks Aiko, I appreciate you.

Written by R.O. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Aiko for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger, and career

I like how Aiko listens and I feel we are more like peers. She's attentive and cognizant of alternative practices.

Written by K.A. on May 01, 2017 after counseling with Aiko for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She was very helpful.

Written by N.A. on Apr 21, 2017 after counseling with Aiko for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, parenting, and anger

Aiko is helping me deal with a lot. She is very good at seeing what you mean and providing a good base of logic without being at all judgemental.

Written by W.I on Apr 11, 2017 after counseling with Aiko for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

Aiko is fantastic. She's engaging, cognizent, asks good questions and always seems to offer a broader perspective of whatever issues you might be facing. She seems to know where your head's at and what you can do about it. I trust Aiko, and I value her opinion.

Written by A.P. on Apr 09, 2017 after counseling with Aiko for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and self esteem

She is very caring and very understanding. She listens attentively and offers practical solutions to solve the root of the problem. I look forward to her intuitive and well though out solutions each week. I enjoy knowing that she isn't giving the same treatment to everyone. She has a real individual approach.

Written by A.L. on Mar 15, 2017 after counseling with Aiko for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and intimacy-related

I've been more even-keeled and less stressed since beginning sessions with Aiko. She's an empathetic, calming and objective presence in my life, where I can drop all of the agendas and thought processes I have to uphold and entertain with everyone else I know. It's such a relief knowing that I can go to someone with my problems and really be listened to and heard without any ulterior motives.

Written by A.S on Mar 01, 2017 after counseling with Aiko for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and intimacy-related

Aiko is a fantastic therapist and I have felt comfortable with her from day one. I've never had a therapist I felt was very effective with me, but I think this format helps and Aiko is wonderful at messaging and making time for live sessions when needed. She is compassionate but not overly so and she gives guidance or affirmation when needed.

Written by J.E on Feb 16, 2017 after counseling with Aiko for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and parenting

Aiko is very on point with what help I need and very easy to understand.

Written by E.V on Feb 08, 2017 after counseling with Aiko for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

My understanding is that she is very sympathetic and understanding, I feel like she listens to me and understands how I'm feeling. She provides good feedback and I feel better after taking to her.

Written by B.R on Feb 02, 2017 after counseling with Aiko for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

Aiko has been an excellent counselor. Very insightful and easy to talk to.

Written by N.A on Jan 23, 2017 after counseling with Aiko for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and career

Thanks for the help and knowledge.

Nathan

Written by J.U on Dec 21, 2016 after counseling with Aiko for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Aiko is an amazing counselor! She really helped me work through a trauma I had experienced and come up with some strategies for moving forward with my life. Thanks Aiko!

Written by S.T on Dec 04, 2016 after counseling with Aiko for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping, and self esteem

Aiko Takemura was extremely helpful to me. She is a caring and professional therapist with great insight.

Written by J.A on Nov 19, 2016 after counseling with Aiko for 3 weeks

Excellent advice / analytical skills, gets right to the point and works through with you at a comfortable pace without wasting time. Lets you think and see for yourself!

Written by V.A on Nov 08, 2016 after counseling with Aiko for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and career

She is wonderful! I came to her with work-related stressors and she really helped me to develop a more well-rounded picture of how other life areas truly were impacting my work life. Extremely kind and immensely helpful.

Written by L.E on Nov 02, 2016 after counseling with Aiko for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

Aiko is a wonderful human being. She really shows she cares and is great at follow up. I am working with her on my anxiety and relationship issues and feel that we are making good progress.
For me, BetterHelp's online system is better than going to see someone directly (face to face) as I can reach out more regularly, and get thoughts/actions back quickly. I have time to process them, and enact them. I don't have to wait a week for the next appointment, by which time I have forgotten everything.

Written by M.A on Nov 01, 2016 after counseling with Aiko for 2 days on issues concerning depression, family, and sleeping

Excellent! Aiko makes me feel as though she's really concerned. I definitely appreciate her!

Written by M.O on Oct 20, 2016 after counseling with Aiko for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping

Turly a helping hand with a professional and cating output on what matters.

Written by N.E on Oct 18, 2016 after counseling with Aiko for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Akiko Takemura is helpful and she's always there, which makes her approachable. She's also kind and sympathizes with how I feel.

Written by G.S on Oct 05, 2016 after counseling with Aiko for 5 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping

Niko is helpful and caring.

Written by K.I on Oct 05, 2016 after counseling with Aiko for 4 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related, and self esteem

Aiko is a wonderful counselor. I can tell her anything and she never judges or offers her opinion. She guides me to examine my feelings and move forward. She has been an invaluable ally in this time of transition in my life.

Thank you Aiko!

Written by A.N on Sep 11, 2016 after counseling with Aiko for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Aiko is extremely easy to talk to and attentive.

Written by G.H on Sep 07, 2016 after counseling with Aiko for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, eating, self esteem, and career

I've seen a few therapists in the past few years and Aiko is by far the best. She is attentive and gives incredibly useful guidance and support. She has been an immense help as I have been going through some rough times. Anyone ho gets the chance to work with her is a lucky duck (and I don't use the term 'lucky duck' frivolously!).

Written by C.A on Sep 07, 2016 after counseling with Aiko for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

Aiko is great at giving me advice without judgment and she's very supportive in what decision you make.

Written by A.P on Aug 18, 2016 after counseling with Aiko for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and relationship

I think Aiko is a great counselor. I got in touch with her at a time when things were looking really bad for me, and she saw me through those times with a capable hand.

Also BetterHelp is a really good platform because I get responses within 24 hours. Normally I would have to wait days or weeks to see my counselor.