Counseling in English
Depression Counseling Center
Akira Murata, PhD (University of Denver USA)
1. Counseling Policy
To consider psychological problems as a chance to reexamine oneself and to work together to make the experiences enhance the client’s future life.
2. Contents of Psychological Counseling Services
(1)To apply state-of-art world level counseling theories and techniques.
(2)To provide an individually tailored treatment plan based on the client’s unique needs while closely working together.
(3)To keep a client’s privacy as a top priority (except ①if the client is going to hurt themself and/or others, and ② when there is a court order).
(4)To provide counseling with a client’s family members based on the client’s needs and/or request.
(5)To provide outreach counseling services based on a client’s needs.
(6)To provide consulting services and lectures/workshops on mental health issues.
Office location: Tubayashi Bldg. A202
Gofuku-suehiro-cho, Toyama, Toyama JAPAN 930-0884
(at the corner of Gofuku intersection, next to Aris Shopping Center)
Office hours: 11 a.m. ～ 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Counseling fees: 8,000 yen per 60 minutes (tax included)
2,000 yen per 15 minutes hereafter (tax included)
4,000 yen extra for visiting (flat rate for everywhere in
Toyama Prefecture, tax included)
AKIRA MURATA, PhD in Counseling Psychology
Director, Depression Counseling Center
Toyama, Toyama 930-0884 JAPAN
Phone: 076-471-6860 Fax: 076-471-5804
University of Denver, Denver CO USA
PhD in Counseling Psychology (APA accredited), August 2010
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI USA
MS in Counseling, August 2001
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL USA
MS in Administration of Justice, May 1990
Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, JAPAN
BA in Psychology, March 1969
September 2010 – Present Director, Depression Counseling Center, Toyama, JAPAN
Conduct psychological assessment and counseling
September 1995 – August 2010 Graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-
Madison and the University of Denveｒ
Did internships and practicum at community mental health centers, psychiatric hospital, drug treatment
centers, correctional facilities. (both juveniles and adults)
September 1970 – August 1995 Correctional Specialist, Ministry of Justice, JAPAN
Conduct psychological assessment and counseling for Juvenile delinquents and adult criminals
The American Psychological Association