Integrative Trauma Counseling in California

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Kokoro in Japanese translates to heart. The deeper notion behind this word is the interconnectedness of our mind, body, and spirit for our heart to feel balanced. This philosophy is at the core of Kokoro Wellness and our integrative approach to client-centered care. 

So often, when people are diagnosed with a medical condition or illness, the aftermath that affects the individual physically, mentally, and emotionally are not addressed in our medical system. That's why we're here to guide you on your healing journey.

 Maybe your headspace is ready to move forward, but your body isn't following. Maybe your perceptions and values in life have shifted, and you need guidance on what this new version looks like. Maybe you're ready to create space to focus on yourself without the pressures of those around you.

Maybe the cycle of exhaustion, overwhelm, or loss of direction sound familiar, and you're looking for a safe space to process these thoughts and emotions. Or maybe you're looking for some direction and tools. 

With our integrative and person-centered care,  we are here to help you regain balance and joy in your life again. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help and guidance. 

Wherever you are on this journey, I commend you for taking the first steps to value your well-being and mental health.

"The progress you are making matters so much more than you know"
- Morgan Harper Nichols

You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, know that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better you.

If you’re interested in connecting, reach out today!

What People Are Saying About Marie

"I have known Marie for many years working in the Palliative Care and Oncology fields. As a Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, I have valued her not only as an excellent LCSW for her patients and families, but a great support to myself and peers. She is compassionate and very knowledgeable. She goes over and above to ensure patients and their families have the utmost support and personalized care. She is passionate, holistic, patient and so kind. She makes everyone feel at ease in her presence and works well as a team and on her own. I would recommend Marie to anyone wholeheartedly."

Janet B., RN-BC, MA, CNS

"I had the privilege of working with Marie for 4 years. She is one of the best social workers I have ever worked with. Marie is extremely knowledgeable, resourceful, and most of all, she has the ability to connect with others readily. She has helped many people dealing with serious illness or receiving cancer diagnoses cope and improve their sense of well-being. She has the gift of meeting people where they are and helping them achieve their maximum potential for the best quality of life."

Dr. Shiho I., MD

"Marie is an exceptionally skilled and talented psychotherapist and social worker whom I had the pleasure of working with for the past seven years. She’s a great collaborator who takes on new projects and programs with passion and a clear sense of vision. She is a fierce advocate for her clients and always goes the extra mile for her patients and in equipping herself professionally by continuing to learn and improve herself and to broaden her knowledge. She’s thoughtful, creative, and respectful. I have no doubt her clients will benefit tremendously from her not only as a therapist but also as a person."