Welcome to TCBT!

About TCBT

TCBT counseling office provides individual and couple counseling based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for your mental health issues in English and Japanese. Issei Shinmei (the principle of TCBT) have many of clinical experiences such as depression, anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, and eating disorder. Also, we are available to support you to communicate other mental health practitioners who speak only Japanese.

About Counselors

Issei Shinmei


Japanese, English


Clinical Psychologist, Certified Public Psychologist, PhD.


Cognitive behavioral therapy training by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

Beck Institute, CBT for Depression and Anxiety Level I workshop.

Related organization

OCD-Japan (Non-profit organization)

Ohashi clinic (Kobe)

Shinjyuku Voice Clinic (Tokyo)

Academic background

Temple University, psychological study’s major (2006)

Surugadai University, Graduate School of Psychology (2011)

Yamanashi University Graduate School of Medicine Engineering Education (2015)

Clinical experience

National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Research Fellow (2013-2016)

National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Neurology, Research Fellow (2017-2020)

TCBT Counseling Office (2018-)

Research work

The research works are shown in the lower section of this page.

Wataru Sawaji


Clinical Psychologist, Certified Public Psychologist, M.A.


Japanese, French, English


Completion of cognitive behavioral therapy training by OCD-Japan

Completion of cognitive behavioral therapy basic training by Stress Management Network Co., Ltd.

Completion of Family Therapy Skills Training by IPI (Institute for Psychotherapy Integration).

Completion of Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy Essentials of CBT online course.

Academic background

Bachelor of Oil Painting in Department of Painting, Oil Painting Course, Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan(1985)

DEUG of Philosophy, the University of Strasbourg, France(1990)

Master of Clinical Psychology, Teikyo Heisei University Graduate School, Tokyo, Japan (2016)

Clinical experience

Mejiro Sora Clinic (2016-)

Saitama Prefecture Social Welfare Corporation Children’s Home (2016-)

Japan Student Services Organization Tokyo Japanese Language Education Center (2018-)

Counseling fee

50 minutes ¥8,000

90 minutes ¥ 12,000

115 minutes ¥ 16,000

On line counseling (Skype, Line, Zoom, FaceTime etc)

55 minutes ¥8,000

115 minutes ¥ 16,000


2-8-4 Kichijojihoncho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo, 180-0004

5 minutes walking from JR Kichijoji station.

Phone: 080-9270-8253

Office hour

Opening day: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (9: 30-17: 30)

Tuesday and Thursday will be available in Shinjuku. Please ask for details.