Nanami is a Master of Social Work student at Wilfrid Laurier University. Prior to beginning her master’s program, she worked one-on-one with international students in a university setting in Japan, through various challenges related to cultural adjustment and mental health. She has experience working with elementary school-aged children as a tutor.
Nanami believes that our identities and environment can have a large impact on our life experiences and well-being. Her experience of being raised biculturally and living in four different countries allows her to work with people from diverse backgrounds with empathy, cultural humility and sensitivity.
Nanami’s approach is non-judgemental and client-centred. She hopes to provide a safe space for clients to be themselves and to walk alongside them in their journey. Her clinical interests include child and adolescent mental health, school-related challenges, cultural identity and adjustment, life transitions, anxiety and depression, and gender and sexual identities.