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Yoriko Nishi


Quick Facts

  • Japanese
  • Pepperdine University
  • 21 Years in Practice
  • Accepting New Patients


Remote Office


  • Relationship Issues
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem

Ages and Community Experience

  • Asian, Black and African American, Hispanic and Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander
  • Elders (65+), Adults, Teen, Preteen, Children (6 to 10)
  • Any
  • Racial Justice Allied, Sex Worker Allied, Single Mother, Veterans


  • California 50622


If you want to know your past lives, look at your present condition. If you want to know your future lives, look at your present actions.

"I am not good enough", "I am a failure", "I want to get out of pain but I feel stuck", "I will never find love", "I am too fat or too thin". Are you suffering from these types of thoughts and do not know what to do? We live with more comforts than most people in the world, yet we can still feel empty, out of control and at times lonely & miserable. We have an abundance of goods but we are still lacking in meaning.

Do you ever wonder about the true meaning of your life? Your desire to change your life and your circumstances is natural. And you can learn to direct yourself towards more constructive, positive and peaceful ways. As you do so, doors will open; doors to your wisdom, love & understanding. You have the keys and each time you use them, your life will deepen and you will experience more joy. This is the pathway to enlightenment.

Each one of us goes through unique experiences. Sometimes the experiences are joyful and other times they can bring sorrow and pain. Unfortunately when we are stuck in the complexities of our lives, it can be difficult to find a way out. The world can appear to be dark and malevolent, and we can become afraid of living. This is why I am here, to accompany you on this adventure and guide your steps and help you move from your inner darkness into the light, from fear to love, from suffering to joy and from hopelessness to personal freedom.

We are all magnificent and profound beings. I can help you discover the rich oil that has always been in you and can bring enormous joy and peace to your life. We can help you find meaning in the present moment, forgive yesterday & create tomorrow. Do not waste another day keeping yourself in the darkness. Each of us deserves a fulfilling & meaningful life and I can help you walk the path that leads to it.

I am experienced in working with children, adults, older adults, couples and interracial couples with depression, anxiety, cultural issues, and trauma. My diverse background of both Eastern and Western culture has led me to combine those two elements in a balanced way that allows people to address their emotional problems and experience their spiritual nature. I utilize the interventions from person-centered, psychodynamic, humanistic, existential and holistic/spiritual.

Areas of Experience

  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Interracial/Cross Cultural Relationship

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

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