My Story

Hello. My name is Mira Masukawa, and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist.

My area of focus is grief, Covid grief, trauma, anxiety and care-giver fatigue. 

I am here to assist, while you process your pain. You don't need to be alone on your journey.

I am half Mexican-American and half Asian-Indian. I  understand cultural differences and how they present themselves in the healing process.  I will honor and respect your personal beliefs and rituals using a client-centered, non-judgmental approach. Previously, I worked as a bereavement counselor and sat bedside with patients, and then continued counseling those grieving families. 

I received my  Bachelor's degree in Psychology from San Francisco State University, with a minor in World Religion. Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master's degree in Marriage Family Therapy from Touro University Worldwide, Santa Ana, California. 

EMDR trained, part 1 and 2.

I enjoy old movies and gardening, even though I don't have a green thumb.

As a part of my interest,  I co-administrate a private Facebook group which has 500 Southern California therapist members. 

Recently, Facebook featured me in their Hall of Her as one of twelve women honored for

Women's History Month. March, 2021.

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My Approach

Therapy

What is my approach to therapy?

This is an important question for you to know about your therapist! I come from a warm, compassionate and non-judgmental standpoint. I know each of us have common themes in our lives, but your experience is unique and specific to you. I have a therapy "toolbox" that I am constantly adapting and updating to fit each client’s individual needs. 

Some therapeutic lenses I pull from are:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Existential Therapy and EMDR.