I help people heal their emotional wounds
and transform their lives for the better
I am Junko Adachi, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been providing mental health services since 2009.
Originally from Japan, I moved to the U.S. as a young adult 20+ years ago. While excited to experience all new country has to offer, I found it challenging to deal with some of the simple things in life when I had to deal with moments of stress in my interpersonal relationships. At one point I wanted to give up. Rather than flee back to my home country, I found myself inspired by my father to return to college and expand my education.
After graduating with a B.A. in Psychology from University of California at Berkeley, I worked as a research assistant under Dr. Levenson. There I had the opportunity to work closely with families of dementia patients. From this experience I had found my passion, my life’s calling and I went on to get a Master’s Degree in Counseling from San Francisco University, specialized in Marriage and Family Therapy. I had worked with several non-profit organizations providing counseling to people of diverse backgrounds dealing with abuse, acculturation process, addiction, anger management, depression, grief/loss, trauma, and multigenerational conflicts.
My personal acculturation process has taught me uniquely competent to assist individuals experiencing stress adapting to life in unfamiliar surroundings and I am truly compassionate about helping people. Now I'm back in my home town, providing mental services to California residents remotely and to Japanese people locally.
Junko Adachi, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, #106499