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Kaori Oto, Psychotherapist

About Me


I want a loving relationship for myself and wish that for you too. Relationships bring out the best and worst of ourselves and can create emotional roller coasters. It is complicated and each couple brings a unique challenge. I want to know you and listen to your stories. 

In addition to couple’s work, I embrace working with individuals with identity issues because of the color of skin, sexuality, gender, age or family background. I view problematic behaviors including anxiety and depression as an adapted solution to trauma, a painful past. This should be honored and can be re-learned. 

Lastly, I am a bicultural and bilingual therapist, and believe love and resiliency are universal. My family name, Oto, means a big door, in Japanese. I am proud of being who I am and I welcome all people. 

Professional Credentialing & Memberships

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate  (MG.61046973)

  • Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Antioch University, USA

  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Dokkyo University, Japan

  • Certified Strategic Intervention and Marriage Education and Divorce Prevention Coach, The Robbins-Madanes Center For Strategic Intervention

  • American Integrative Psychology Certified NLP Trainer

  • Certification Completion in Gottman Method Level 1 and 2, in Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, Trauma-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

  • Member of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

  • Member of the Washington Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

coming soon


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