"I had a long standing problematic relationship with my mother. My parents were divorced when I was four and I grew up with a sense of abandonment, anger, disappointment, and sadness. I had never felt that I was loved and respected by my own mother. I always reacted emotionally whenever she made off hand comments. However, I undertook some counseling sessions from Masako and her therapeutic strategies changed my relationship with my mother 180 degrees! She helped me to process my feelings and emotional trauma which I developed as a child. Masako gently guided me to heal myself with different modalities such as inner child work, EMDR, forgiveness work, and guided imagery. I began to understand why my life unfolded in certain ways and I was able to release all my negative emotions towards my mother. Of course, I did not tell my mother what I was working on internally. Interestingly, our relationship changed completely all of the sudden without talking about my feelings with her directly. As soon as something changed (healed) inside of me, everything changed in the outer world. I used to spend only a few minutes over the phone with my mother once a twice a month, now I talk to her at length once a week. She now openly expresses her love and appreciation to me... surprisingly any of her comments about my life do not bother me anymore! I know she says things sometimes because she truly worries about me and loves me. I cannot thank Masako enough for her therapy sessions... they really have put me on the right track. thx" - T
Our self-acceptance and self-approval are the keys to our positive changes.
Masako Stewart, based on more than fourteen years of experience, has developed a caring approach to recognizing and treating a broad range of psychological issues, involving individuals, couples, and families.
Based on the Spiritual Psychology approach developed by the University of Santa Monica, Masako embraces who you are as a spiritual being having human experience and uses this recognition as a foundation of "healing," which includes healing on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels in service to the deeper level of who you truly are.
Masako assists you in going deeper into and connecting with your own loving, compassionate, and joyful being. We emphasize increasing rather than reducing the band of acceptance with your friends and family.
Family therapy can provide a safe place to explore some positive changes and to ...
Masako Stewart is experienced in treating a wide array of issues and disorders including:
Couples therapy assists you and your partner to see each other with love and respect.