Aiko  Takemura

Aiko Takemura


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online

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Updated August 20, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Childhood Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Codependency
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Aiko Takemura helps clients who want to feel better, get unstuck, have healthy relationships, and live to the fullest potential. Aiko Supports survivors of childhood trauma to release their trauma, reclaim their truth, and realize their dreams through experiential activities and group coaching sessions. Her values are grounded in respect for the unique experiences of her clients' past and their choices as they embark on the healing journey. She believes that the past experiences of trauma do not define clients' future. Healing is possible for everyone.

Aiko maintains her NYS license and strives to hone her skills. Currently, she is training with Patrick Teahan, the childhood trauma specialist. She offers Relationship Recovery Program created by him and supports her clients' process of childhood trauma and recovery capacity for deeper connection and intimacy.

In addition, Aiko encourages her clients to learn mindfulness skills and increase tolerance and ability to process difficult emotions. She uses Emotional Freedom Technique, Yoga, and Breathwork. She is a trained energy psychology practitioner.

After Aiko obtained a Master's Degree in Social Work, she worked as a therapist in a large hospital and community mental health setting until she opened her private practice. She attends training and conferences to assist clients effectively. Her past focus and interest include Cognitive Hebavior Model, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Yoga, Mindfulness and Energy Psychology. As a childhood trauma survivor herself, she understands the importance of her healing. The methods she uses to work with her clients are tried and tested by her healing journey.

Aiko offers both individual and group counseling. She has an office in Rochester, NY, where she meets with local clients. Many of her clients work virtually from all over New York State.

Message to clients

You've been thinking about therapy for a while. The stress and pressure of life weigh on you. You want to feel better, yet you may not know how to change anything. Everything seems all tangled up. Your relationship suffers. You are not as passionate about your work, family, and friends. A sense of guilt, sadness, anxiety, and depression sometimes become surmounting.

Many clients report that the first step was difficult to overcome. Therapy can feel intimidating. You might feel conflicted, thinking your issues aren't bad enough or too severe for treatment. You might feel too withdrawn and shut down. If you're a trauma survivor, you may have gone through many therapists and not found the right fit.

I work with people from all walks of life with various issues. In our session, you will discover the self-defeating thoughts and emotions that create patterns in your life. If you want clarification on your goals and directions, I strive to hold a safe place to explore them. My eclectic approach includes the Relationship Recovery Program, CBT, DBT, mindfulness, energy psychology, emotional freedom techniques, and Yoga. If you felt that the traditional psychotherapy did not work well for you, my direct communication and coaching style might be a good fit.

If you resonate with my approach, don't hesitate to contact me for a consultation. I look forward to working with you!


Childhood Trauma - Working with releasing and grieving your difficult and traumatizing childhood that creates unwanted and unhealthy patterns in your current life.

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)


  • Adults (24+)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $130 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

Private practice, Therapist, 2016 - Present
Rochester Community Mobile Crisis Team, Crisis Therapist, 2001 - 2016

Roberts Weslyan College, Master in Social Work, 2005
University of Northern Iowa, Bachelor in Science, 1996


New York: R-079024