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Thank you for reaching out! But unfortunately, I am currently full in my practice. :-(


I understand the courage it takes to seek help and I admire you for taking this step.


To support your journey, I've compiled a list of trusted colleagues in the area who had availability as of December 4, 2023. Each one is a remarkable therapist whose skills and dedication I fully believe in:




I highly recommend you connect with a therapist that meets your needs now,  as I imagine, you've waited a long time!


That said, if you are not in need of immediate support, and would like to be informed of the next time that I have an opening for therapy, you can subscribe to my newsletter below. 














When you sign up for my newsletter, I’ll keep you posted about new spots as they open up. If you find a time or day that works for you, just send me an email. I’ll respond within a day to provide you with access to a secure portal where you can share what you’re hoping to address in therapy.

After that step, I’m happy to offer a free 20-minute consultation on Zoom to see if we click. I handle these consultations on a first-come, first-served basis, according to who responds to the newsletter first. :-) 

Looking forward to the possibility of working together on your path to your Authentic Self! 

With much warmth,

Yuko Hanakawa, Ph.D.


Some important logistics... 

Here are the session fees for your reference:

  • 60-minute Therapy session: $350

  • 45-minute Therapy session: $275

  • 45-minute Consultation session: $250


Currently, I'm conducting all sessions online. 


Please note that all sliding scale slots are currently filled.

I accept Venmo, PayPal, and credit cards for payment (there's a 3% transaction fee for credit cards).

If you have insurance for out-of-network providers, I provide a superbill each month for you to submit. And for those of you swamped with life, we can handle the insurance submission for a small $5 fee.

Essential Practice Policy:​



  • Please note that I am not an 'in-network provider.' If your plan has out-of-network benefits (PPO), you can submit superbills to your insurance company and receive reimbursements.

  • Please be aware that as of January 16, 2024, I have opted out of Medicare and will no longer accept Medicare, including Medigap insurance. Consequently, all fees for my services will be out-of-pocket.

Time Boundaries:

  • Kindly understand that punctuality is crucial for our therapy sessions. If you arrive late, we unfortunately cannot extend the session to make up for the lost time. Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated.

Cancellation Policy:

  • We understand that life can be unpredictable. If you need to cancel your appointment, please give me at least 48 hours' notice. Cancellations made less than 48 hours before your appointment will incur the full fee. It's important to note that insurance companies typically do not cover cancellation fees, so this cost would be your responsibility. :-( 

  • In life, unexpected events can arise – I completely understand that. If you're faced with a medical emergency or an unforeseen, urgent work commitment, please know that I'm here to support you and exceptions can be made. Should a situation require you to cancel within the 48-hour window, rest assured, let's find a suitable time for rescheduling.

  • Please note, though, that this might mean we'll have two sessions in one week at a later date, to ensure continuity of your care. I value our time together and the commitment we've made to your well-being. Therefore, in the event of a missed session within the 48-hour window, the session fee will still apply for the original date. 


  • Our therapy may not be suitable for individuals with the following symptoms just because I am not specialized in these types of conditions. If you have any of the conditions listed below, we recommend seeking a specialist who focuses on these symptoms:

    • Individuals who pose a danger to themselves or others (e.g., potential for suicide, homicide, violence)

    • Those with severe mental illnesses (e.g., hallucinations, delusions) or severe anger issues, injurious behaviors toward the self and others, and significant dissociative conditions.

    • Those with severe addictions or eating disorders that require medical interventions.


  • Clients' privacy (session content, personal information) is strictly protected. However, if there is a possibility of abuse towards children, the elderly, or adults with intellectual disabilities, or if there is potential for homicide, suicide, or harm to someone, the therapist is legally obligated to report this to the police or relevant government agencies.​


  • If you're experiencing thoughts of self-harm or risk to others, it's vital to seek immediate help. Please dial or text 988 for confidential support, available 24/7 through the 988 Lifeline. This service is designed to assist individuals in a suicidal crisis or experiencing severe mental distress. Alternatively, consider visiting your nearest emergency room. Please note that my practice is not specialized in managing imminent self-harm risks. Your safety and wellbeing are always the paramount concern, and reaching out for immediate help is essential.

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