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Makoto Ikegami, LCSW-C, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am licensed to work in Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas, with 15 years of professional experience. I am bilingual in English and American Sign Language and also deaf. I will need your phone number to use my ASL interpreter if you prefer a phone session. This will help me translate my ASL into spoken English and your English into ASL.

I specialize in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Abandonment, Caregiver issues and stress, Commitment Issues, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Immigration Issues, Life purpose, Men's issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Phobias, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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EnglishAmerican Sign Language

License information

MD LCSW-C 29792

TX LCSW 109861


PA LCSW CW017519



NY LCSW 091872


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Makoto Ikegami. 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.

Makoto is thougful, present and compassionate. They are so effective in communication but most proficient in LISTENING. the last 2 sessions hav e
Made such an impact. I am more aware of my patterns, values and behavioral rhythm. I have developed a more curious eye towards my past so i can guide myself through my future. I have been in therapy before and I feel this has been special and so ritualized in my week. So grateful.

Written on Apr 13, 2024 after therapy with Makoto for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues