About

Yu Yamamoto

I provide psychological assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults in both English and Japanese, using a diverse range of standardized assessment tools. Psychological assessment is not just a process of testing for potential neuropsychological disorders, but rather an important initial step towards recognizing one's relative personal strength and weakness. I aim to provide psychological assessment services that could become an invaluable "compass for life". 

I also offer counselling / therapy services to people of all age groups - mainly children through to young adults - from all walks of life, cultural background, and ethnicities.    

I currently offer in-person psychological assessment and counselling services at 1st-step Kokoro no Clinic in Shibuya and, both in-person and online counselling services at Mental Health Services Tokyo in Meguro.   

When not being a psychologist, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, playing with my dogs (the greatest therapists and mentors I have met) and in my kitchen!

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Qualifications and Career 

I hold a Masters in Science (M.S.) degree in Psychology from Maastricht University, the Netherlands. I have completed a Bachelor (B.A.) as well as Honours (Hon.) level degrees in Psychology at the University of Melbourne and Deakin University respectively in Australia. I previously worked as a researcher at a research institute in Tokyo, Japan, with a main research focus on the development of prosocial behaviour and empathy particularly during the developmental periods of childhood and adolescence.

Prior to transitioning into the field of mental health, I completed an undergraduate degree in Economics in Australia and, worked for a Japanese media outlet. 

I spent most of my life outside Japan - Egypt, U.A.E., Australia, and the Netherlands. A series of challenges as well as