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1776 Broadway, Suite 1704
New York, NY 10019-2002


This is a homepage for the psychotherapy practice by Dr. Yuko Hanakawa. I embrace a holistic approach in respect to the wisdom of our heart, brain, and body. We all have tremendous self-healing potential within ourselves. My role is to awaken the healing potential inside you by cultivating a warm and safe partnership through our therapy sessions and to help it blossom like flower. My philosophy is to use all modalities of therapy - experiential talk therapy, hypnosis, and neurofeedback - to accelerate the natural healing process.


About Me

Yuko Hanakawa, Ph.D.

NY State Licensed Clinical Psychologist; AEDP Institute Faculty, Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Neurofeedback Trainer (Zengar system)

Dr. Hanakawa graduated from Adelphi University with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She is a New York State Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Her therapy style is characterized by a healing oriented psychotherapy model called AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), combining holistic approaches such as hypnotherapy and neurofeedback.

Deeply inspired by an encounter while at Adelphi with Dr. Diana Fosha, the developer of AEDP, Dr. Hanakawa started her training in AEDP. She is particularly fascinated by deep and warm emotional engagement, the wisdom of the body, and transformational phenomenology of mind and heart that AEDP brings about in clients. 

Her paper, “Receiving Loving Gratitude: How a Therapist's Mindful Embrace of a Patient's Gratitude Facilitates Transformance,” was published in the AEDP Journal in 2011. (See the “Publication” tab to read the entire paper) Along with Dr. Shigeru Iwakabe and others, she oversaw the Japanese translation of "The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change," by Dr. Diana Fosha, the text book of AEDP (2017).

Over the last few years, she has supervised experiential groups in the AEDP Immersion and Essential Skills courses held in New York and Boston. 

Dr. Hanakawa is a former faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai St. Luke's Hospital and directed the externship program for the doctoral psychology students. She is currently in private practice near Columbus Circle in Manhattan, offering in-person and on-line therapy for adult individuals. She is interested in Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, memory reconsolidation, and the applications of AEDP to diverse populations, such as patients from various cultural backgrounds. 

In addition to AEDP, she is certified in Neurofeedback and Hypnotherapy.