A listing of therapists, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists in Japan interested in providing culturally sensitive cross-cultural care for today’s international expat community.


Reggie Pawle, Ph.D.
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Phone: 080-2537-9075
Email: drreggiepawle@gmail.com
Website: www.reggiepawle.net
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English, middle level Japanese
Religious Affiliation: Interdenominal Buddhist & Christian
Clinical Specialties: I have worked on mental health issues in a cross-cultural context with adults, couples, teens, and families. My work integrates Western psychology with Asian practices, which includes psychologically relevant practices from Buddhism, yoga, and Daoism, and Japanese psychotherapies Morita and Naikan. I work with the “whole” of a person – body, mind, spirit, relationships, and cultural context. My work with couples focuses on goals, communication and, when applicable, cross-cultural issues.  Individual issues that I have worked with include depression, anxiety and phobias, anger, impulse control, stress, substance abuse and sexual addiction, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, cultural challenges, trauma, grief, life transitions, and personal growth.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have provided psychotherapy in 3 countries: Kyoto, Japan 1999-2015 and 2018-present; California, USA, 1992-1999; and in Bangkok, Thailand, 2015-2018.  Japan resident 1999-2015 & 2018-present; married to a Japanese woman; taught cross-cultural psychology 2004-2015 at Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata-shi, Japan; Thailand resident 2015-2018; taught psychology at the Graduate School of Psychology at Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand; presently student counselor at Kansai Gaidai University, Japan. Frequent stays in India, Thailand, Cambodia, Japan, and China since 1972.


Chiaki Abe, MS, NQSW
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Phone: 03-6670-8774
Email: cabe.tip@gmail.com
Website: www.tiptokyo.com
Nationality: Japanese
Languages Spoken: English and Japanese
Religious Affiliation: Open to All Religious/Spiritual Orientations
Clinical Specialties: Psychoanalytic therapy for individual adult with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, trauma, personality disorders
Cross-Cultural Experience: licensed and trained mostly in NY and Ireland


Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: Japan (and worldwide: travels to client countries)*
* Grey Matters International is a “one stop shop” global psychological consulting firm that leverages powerful neuroscience technologies and methods for ex-pats and their families. We work in a ‘we come to you’ fashion and can help all your personal,relationship and family/children mental health needs quickly and effectively.
Phone: 1-877-606-6161  (if calling from outside USA: 1-918-949-1972)
Email: info@greymattersintl.com
Website: www.greymattersintl.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Open to All Religious/Spiritual Orientations
Clinical Specialties: Mood disorders, stress/burnout, relationship conflict, addiction, OCD, ADD/ADHD, brain injury, trauma, sleep concerns, high performance and career counseling
Cross-Cultural Experience: Worked with clients on 5 continents on their private mental health needs and have advised many multi-cultural “professionals, executives, leaders” on their culture change needs affecting many employees and their unique values