Nozomi Kitagawa

(MA, LMHC)

About Me

"Nozomi" means "hope" in Japanese. I am originally from Japan and have 19 years of experience in helping people heal themselves and move forward. I have a master's degree in Art Therapy from New York University. I have been trained in art therapy, family therapy, mental health counseling/psychotherapy, substance abuse counseling, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), hypnotherapy, spiritual coaching, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), energy healing, and shamanism. I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington.

I have a lot of experience working with clients who have gone through trauma such as childhood emotional/physical/sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence, abusive relationships, religious/spiritual trauma, etc. I have also worked with many people struggling with interpersonal issues such as divorce, co-dependency, and difficulties involving gender, sexual orientation, and alternative lifestyles.

I see life challenges from a spiritual perspective. I have been practicing meditation for more than 16 years to improve self-awareness and mindfulness. I take care of myself very well physically, emotionally, and spiritually and encourage my clients to do the same.

I view therapy as a self-discovery process and a spiritual journey. To me, healing is the process of learning about oneself. When someone becomes aware of something about themselves that has been causing a lot of distress, the person gains self-awareness and personal power. They can start making different kinds of choices or start to see things from different perspectives. Their world starts changing. It is a transforming, spiritual experience.

My approach is holistic and eclectic. I have been using Psychodynamic approaches (especially Object Relations Theories), CBT, Mindfulness, EMDR, Humanistic, Solution-Focused, Spiritual (not religious), Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), Trauma Informed Care, and Energy Work.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Japanese


Licensing

LMHC #LH00010979 (Expires: 2019-05-31)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Jan 10, 2019 after counseling with Nozomi for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

She is great. Very understanding. Listens and gives great advice.

Written by C.E. on Sep 28, 2018 after counseling with Nozomi for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Nozomi has immensely improved my life and has helped me to not only heal but to grow into my full potential. When I first started talking to Nozomi I was crippled by anxiety and erratic mood swings. Thanks to her I feel emotionally strong, calm and in control. My emotions do not control me and Ive learned excellent ways to manage difficult life situations and find inner peace no matter what the situation is. Thanks to Nozomi I feel a deep sense of gratitude and joy in my life. Ive loved talking to her and working with her. She is truly the best.

Written by M.I. on Aug 28, 2018 after counseling with Nozomi for 1 year on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, and career

I really feel that Nozomi listens to me and understands the concerns I have for my emotional/mental/spiritual health.

Written by A.M. on Aug 16, 2018 after counseling with Nozomi for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning relationship, family, self esteem, and career

Nozomi has been there for me during very intense moments of my life, and supported me in making very tough and crucial decisions. I am forever grateful for her, she helped me open my eyes and feel confident about what I have done.

Written by M.I. on Jan 09, 2018 after counseling with Nozomi for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, and anger

She's pretty amazing, and she always has a good way of putting things which makes my head get itself a little less tangled.

Written by B.E. on Nov 16, 2017 after counseling with Nozomi for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Nozomi is awesome! Very nice and helpful! :)

Written by C.A. on Nov 04, 2017 after counseling with Nozomi for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Nozomi has been a great listener and always has recommendations that I would have never considered. She has been fantastic with her responses, understanding in her engagement and open minded.

Written by M.B. on Sep 05, 2017 after counseling with Nozomi for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She has a reserve of mental health and spiritual understanding, which allows her to asses every situation from a practical but compassionate perspective.

Written by S.U. on Apr 18, 2017 after counseling with Nozomi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating, and career

Nozomi is very knowledgeable, kind, and patient. I look forward to continuing working with her.

Written by A.L on Mar 23, 2017 after counseling with Nozomi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, eating, parenting, and self esteem

Nozomi is so friendly and kind. She's easy to talk to, and wonderful at suggesting techniques and methods for improving mental health. I feel like I was paired up with the perfect person finding Nozomi. I never feel judged. Her response time is excellent (even when mine isn't) and she's available for calls or chats regularly.

Written by O.P on Mar 04, 2017 after counseling with Nozomi for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Nozomi has been amazing. She is kind, thoughtful, understanding, and seems to really get where I'm coming from. She has lots of ideas for things we can try to heal some very old wounds. I'm feeling hopeful!