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Yukiko Matsu-Pissot, RCC & CCC

Yukiko Matsu-Pissot, RCC & CCC photo
Unfolding Heart Counselling Services
Have been offering clinical counselling and psychotherapy in English & Japanese since 1993.

My practice is based on Western psychological training as well as on Eastern spiritual practices of the past 20 years.

I meet with individuals - young adults and adults - and couples.

I offer my service for all the heart matters such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, loss and grief, general stress management and life transitions. But also I specialize in cross-cultural issues, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, searching life meaning, creativity & self actualization.

I believe that we all have innate Well-Being, Life Force & Wisdom. Sometimes our connections to those deep inner parts of ourselves are blocked, and we have a erroneous negative believes about ourselves such as, "I am not good enough", "Something is wrong with me", "It is not possible for others to love me", "I don't know how to love", "I am worthless", "I feel all alone in the world" so forth. In this state, we often feel fearful, empty, hollow, numb, lonely, desperate, sad and/or bored. We may do various things to distract ourselves from these painful feelings. But until we can feel the inherent Life Force within, life often feels meaningless or dry and joyless. Counselling/ psychotherapy is a sound method to restore our connections to Innate Well-Being which is our birth right. Let us all kindle our hearts and live a full, joyful life with a peaceful mind/ heart.
Bio
Born and raised in Japan until mid-20's.
Moved to USA to pursuit further education.
Graduated from California Institute of Integral Studies with MA in 1993.
Worked as a clinician in a hospital & a community mental health agency for a few years.
From 1997 - 2008, worked as a Washington licensed mental health counsellor at Mental Health Clinic within University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
Moved to Vancouver, BC in 2008 and opened a private practice, Unfolding Heart Counselling Service.
Currently has a thriving full time practice in Vancouver, meeting individuals and couples in 3 offices.

Happily living with an American-Canadian husband, a Buddhist Psychologist, of 20 years & a cat, Mingus.
Practice Areas
Certifications
 EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)
Education/Training
Integral Counseling Psych. From California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, USA
This graduate program specializes in integrating Western psychotherapy with Eastern spirituality.

EMDR part 1 & 2 (currently in supervision process to be certified), Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Mindfulness based psychotherapy approaches, Three Principles based therapy. 20 years of meditation practice under meditation masters.
Memberships
BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association
EMDR International Association
EMDR Canada
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Other Languages
Japanese
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, paypal, some extended health care
Hours:Tue, Wed & Fri: 10am - 7pm, Sat: 10am-6pm
License:RCC#2992, CCC#5438
Location
#304-1055 W. Broadway Street
Additional Location
1018 Seymour Street
Vancouver,  BC V6B 3M6
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