Discovery, Growth & Hope

Engaging, collaborative, and supportive counseling through any season of your life.
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Hello my name is Kenji Watanabe and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I focus on providing an engaging, collaborative, and supportive therapy experience. I aim for clients to gain a deeper sense of connection, freedom, and hope within their self and their most significant relationships. I take a client-centered approach, and I believe in the client's own creativity, strengths, and resourcefulness. I value the client's input and personal goals for therapy, and I adjust my therapeutic modalities to fit their goals. I am passionate about helping clients work through issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and grief, addictions, relationships issues, life transitions, cross cultural issues, or just a general sense of "stuckness" in life. The first step is often times the hardest, so kudos to you if you're reading this. You're one step closer to a healthier today and a more hopeful tomorrow. Personal Bio I was born and raised in Southern California, and I am a second generation Japanese American. My wife and I have been married for over 25 years, and we recently had the joy of living and working in Japan for about 5 years. We love the toasty California sun, and we enjoy hiking, camping, and traveling to new places. We also have two adult daughters, and we are empty nesters. California Board Certified Marriage and Family Therapist #45242 MS in Counseling Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks CA BA in Religion, Vanguard University, Costa Mesa CA
Kenji Watanabe
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


My expertise includes assisting you with...

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Addiction
  • Relationship Issues
  • Blended Families
  • Life Transitions
  • Cross Cultural Issues


  • Psychotherapy
  • Brainspotting
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Trauma Focused


  • No Cost Consultation: 15 minutes: $0
  • Individuals: 50 minutes: $180
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