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Dr. Akira Olsen, PsyD

Dr. Akira Olsen, PsyD Away
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Life is hard at times. Pain is inevitable. Licensed psychologist, counselor and consultant with 11+year experience. Let me help you cope with challenges and solve problems.


I hold a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from California Institute of Integral studies (American Psychological Association accredited graduate school program); MA in Clinical Psychology, East-West Psychology & Human Science (APA & WASC accredited); BA in Human Science.

My Expert Service

Dr. Olsen is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 11 years experience working with adults, children, adolescents, families and couples at community clinics and in private practice. Dr.Olsen holds a Doctor of Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies/Psychology Doctoral program (the American Psychological Association accredited graduate program). She also has a Master's in Human Science, East-West Psychology and Clinical Psychology. She also went through training at UC Berkeley and John F. Kennedy University. She has a BA in Human Science from Keio University in Japan. Certified trauma response & treatment specialist (CDMHRS). Dr.Olsen has rich experience working with a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to: Anxiety; Trauma; Self-esteem; Emotional Health; Relationships; Parenting; Childhood; Addiction; Anger; Depression; ADD/ADHD; Eating disorders; Workplace issues; Motivation & Purpose. Dr.Olsen's treatment style is: Psychoanalytic/psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic/Person-centered, Solution-focused, and Holistic. She also provides Therapeutic Lifestyle coaching (TLC). Dr.Olsen is well trained in Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic (Freudian and Jungian), Cognitive-behavioral, Play, Humanistic, Existential, Transpersonal, and Holistic approaches. Her treatment style is comprehensive, flexible and holistic. She tailors her treatment to an individual's unique situation, culture, personality, needs, wants, and current concerns. She is bilingual in Japanese/English. She has extensive experience in working with diverse populations. She works with her clients collaboratively to attain their short-term or long term goals. Dr. Olsen maintains a private practice in San Francisco financial district, as well as community service. She provides individual and couple psychotherapy, consultation, and psychological testing to clients. Please note: “I honor your privacy and confidentiality as directed by my professional code of ethics and by law. The exceptions to privacy and confidentiality are as follows: As a mandatory reporter, I may be required to report to appropriate authorities or otherwise take steps to ensure safety if you are at imminent risk to self harm, to harm others, or are at risk for harm and are a senior, minor, or considered a vulnerable (disabled) adult. In these cases my profession requires me to take steps to ensure safety, which may result in report to outside authorities for welfare checks or other safety intervention. Please note: counseling isn't always fun. At times you may feel uncomfortable. I will always respect and honor your pace and timing in session if you want to take a break or pause.”

Experience & Qualifications

I am a trained psychotherapist, holding a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, with over 11 years experience in counseling, and consulting. I have provided treatment in mental health clinics as well as in private office, to adolescents and adults with marriage and relationship difficulties, self-esteem, Anxiety, Family conflict, Intimacy, life transition & crisis issues. Award winning therapist. American Psychological Association member. My session is compassionate, research-supported, and confidential.