About me

As a therapist, I strive to help you sleep better, worry less and enjoy life more! With the help of Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS) and other related modalities, I use personal insight and professional experience to provide clients with a safe place to be heard, free fears, reduce anxieties, eliminate unwanted behaviors, grow, improve and conquer insomnia. I love empowering others to achieve their goals and dreams and help people better understand themselves and the world they live in so that they can experience more of the joy life has to offer.

My approach as a therapist is compassionate and respectful, honoring each client’s unique strengths and resources to move forward in a process toward positive change and growth. I see children, adolescents, couples, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Clients, families and adults for various issues including, relationship challenges, supporting new and expectant mothers, eating disorders, adjustment problems, trauma, grief and loss.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Japanese


Licensing

MD LCPC LC10963


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kumi Pledger. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jan 07, 2023 after therapy with Kumi for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

I wanted a therapist where I would be able to learn and gain insight to my life from their advice from the first meeting. She met that expectation. Even in simple tips they had great meaning in my life and allowed me to think differently.

Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Kumi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Kumi is so wonderful! She makes you feel like your relationship is more then a client. She feels like a friend to me. She pays attention to detail and makes sure the space you create together is exactly what you need. I can't recommend her enough!

Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Kumi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Kumi is warm, kind, compassionate, and down-to-earth. She's easy to talk to and always makes me feel at ease. Her care and support have gone a long way at helping me reduce my anxiety and depression.

Written on Jul 16, 2022 after therapy with Kumi for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She is awesome ! in the few weeks I’ve been with her she has helped me cope with things and showed me ways to better handle me . Thank you so much

Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Kumi for 2 weeks

Very good at responding and flexible with time to help out patients

Written on May 15, 2022 after therapy with Kumi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She understood exactly what I needed and helped me through a tough time, she is easy to talk to and very friendly. I would recommend her to anyone. She is a lovely person.

Written on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Kumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kumi is my favorite therapist that I have come across on BetterHelp! She helps me understand things from a different perspective that I was unable to see on my own. She’s amazing at what she does and I truly appreciate the time I have with her each week!

Written on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Kumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Kumi is the fourth therapist that I've tried with Betterhelp. I think I've found the right one. She is a wonderful listener, intuitive, and caring, and makes me feel perfectly at ease. Our discussions focus on the things I've come to Betterhelp for. And that's what I was looking for in a therapist.

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