Hello, and welcome to Better Help!
My name is Octavia Fukino, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) as well as Licensed Clinical Psychologist(LPCC).
I have over 7 years of experience doing counseling, four of them pre- license and four years after licensing. I completed my Bachelor's degree at UCLA in 1990, and my Masters in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University in 2013. I specialize in treating Trauma as well as relationship issues, and also work with substance abuse clients.
Before COVID-19, my focus was private practice and doing counseling in person. It is important to me to connect with clients and establish trust and warmth.
Due to this pandemic, Telehealth Video has become more normal and I see that the relationship does not necessarily suffer from not being together in and office, and it can be more convenient for clients to not travel as much.
My passion for counseling has always existed, but it was on hold when I raised my two adopted children. They are adults now and I am very proud of them.
I was married for 25 years to their father, but that marriage ended in divorce due to very painful betrayal. After this I went back to school and focused on building a meaningful career. Given my personal experience, I focus on attachment issues, trauma, relationships, and grief/loss. Therapy and counseling were a key part of my own journey to healing, and I wanted to make sure to help others struggling like I did through pain and codependency.
You have reached out and are thinking about getting help. It is wonderful and scary as well. Please know that change is possible. Healing is possible. You are a lot stronger and wiser than you may think. It would be wonderful to work with you and find YOU.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Sexual Assault and Abuse
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 94660
CA LPCC 4612
She's helped me get through some rough times! Talk therapy with her has been very helpful and benefical. This is my first time doing therapy. In general it's a good way to release your thoughts and get an outsider perspective in a safe enviroment. She is indeed a safe and kind person to talk to about anything going on your life. I recommend her to anyone.
Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Octavia for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Octavia is a wonderful partner in my mental health. She offers clarity and insight into my issues and behaviors.
Written on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Octavia for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief
Octavia has helped me through a lot inner life changes and outer life changes. She helps me look at my life or my actions with a completely different eye. She is really great at her job and is genuine too!
Written on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Octavia for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching
Octavia is a very insightful councillor. She is great at listening and offering insight that has been helpful in my healing process
Written on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with Octavia for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Octavia is amazing, I am so so grateful to have her support and knowledgeable advice right now. I feel like I'm making genuine progress and it feels great.
Written on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Octavia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Great researcher, very good at her science
Written on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with Octavia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd