Sayaka

Sayaka Adachi, M.S., IMFT
Registered MFT Intern

Sayaka obtained her Master’s degree at SDSU in 2016 prior to joining NISD to begin her clinical training towards state licensure. She is a registered MFT Intern supervised by Mike Giancola, LMFT. She was previously a School Psychologist and currently maintains a small practice as a Clinical Sexologist. In addition to offering counseling services in English and Japanese for $50/session, Sayaka is training to be a certified BioFeedback clinician.


A note from Sayaka:

Hello there!  Although there are so many facets of me, just as you have so many facets and depth, I would like you to know a bit about my professional journey.  My professional life has been focused on helping others. During this journey, I have been honored to have attended numerous academic programs and served the community in different capacities. After my first graduate degree, I became a school psychologist at Orange County Department of Education.  I then decided to expand my focus. I entered school to earn a doctorate in Human Sexuality and began practice as a clinical sexologist.  I have been working as a sex and relationship coach for about ten years now, and I absolutely love helping people find their authentic sexual self as well as giving fun and educational workshops.

I decided to go back to school once again because I believe in continuous learning.  I believe in holistic health, and I wanted to be able to help clients in all kinds of issues that affect their wellbeing.  I also wanted to give back, and see clients who might not be able to afford my private practice fees.  I feel deeply fortunate and grateful that I can work at NISD and learning more about Narrative practices.  Narrative practices align so closely to how I believe humans are, full of resiliency and agency.  Under a great supervision, I am focusing on specializing in helping students with their myriad challenges, as well as people who are in life transition stages such as grief, divorce, and blended family issues.