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Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing issues related to counseling and psychotherapy. Prior to practicing clinical psychology as a psychotherapist, Dr Hitsumoto worked in Japan as a software engineer for IBM Japan and a marketing manager for Borland Japan. Dr Hitsumoto earned her PhD in Theology, Christian Counseling from Prodee University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Master of Science in Applied Computer Science from Azusa Pacific University.

As President, she chairs the meetings of the board of directors and has responsibility and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day activities. As Executive Director she has responsibility for activities including fundraising, program development, and activities requiring Japanese language proficiency, expertise in Japanese culture, and expertise in clinical psychology or psychotherapy.

Yoshiyuki Taki

Director

Yoshiyuki Taki is an attorney practicing immigration law for the past 17 years, helping Japanese people and companies to relocate to the United States. He was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 1996 and earned Bachelor of Law from Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, a Master of Comparative Law from Indiana University School of Law, a Master of Arts in Ministry from Hope International University, and a Master of Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves a predominantly Japanese clientele and cares deeply for the Japanese community. Mr. Taki is an active member of the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Japan Business Association.

As Treasurer and Secretary, he ensures that the financial books and records of the organization are accurate and up to date. He is responsible for the organization’s tax filings.

Natalie Profant Komuro has 27 years experience in homeless services, including 17 years in nonprofit management. Since 2007, she has been executive director of Ascencia, a nonprofit homeless service agency that offers on-site psychiatry and trauma therapy, including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) methods to assist homeless clients. She teaches marketing for nonprofit organization as an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College and her Master of Arts from UCLA.

Miwa Hitsumoto, PhD, LMFT

Executive Director

Dr Miwa Hitsumoto is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In private practice since 2004, Dr Hitsumoto’s practice provides individual, couples, and family counseling to patients who are primarily Japanese speakers or to multi-cultural or multi-ethnic couples and families. She has extensive experience and expertise in applying cognitive behavioral modification and the treatment of PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, and mood disorders. From 2005-2008, she published a monthly column in a regional Japanese magazine discussing