Chiaki  Sasaki

Chiaki Sasaki


Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Updated December 28, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Burnout
  • Work stress

Professional statement

Dr. Chiaki Sasaki is a Psychologist located in San Francisco, CA. She has over 15 years of experience helping individuals to improve their mental health. Many of her clients face struggles with anxiety, depression, or burnout. The origins of these mental health conditions may be work stress, challenging relationships, or in reaction to major life changes. Many of Dr. Sasaki’s clients seek ways to improve their overall well-being and to find a greater sense of meaning in their lives.

Dr. Sasaki’s therapy style is warm and collaborative, as she invites clients to engage in vulnerable conversations while providing them a safe, compassionate space. She practices a therapy approach called psychodynamic depth psychology, which encourages reflections on past experiences and relationships to develop an understanding of a client’s internal world. She also offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based therapy to clients to help them address unhealthy thought patterns and behaviors.

Dr. Sasaki earned a PsyD from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has previous work experience in a wide range of settings, including working with children and clients with diverse backgrounds. She is a strengths-based therapist who believes strongly that all individuals have the resilience they need to overcome mental health challenges, they just need the tools to access that resilience.

Message to clients

I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience. I use a warm collaborative approach to offer a safe space of reflection and work with adults to facilitate healing, clarity and making necessary changes in their lives.

My previous experience includes working in group practice and community mental health as a psychotherapist, consultant and supervising psychologist. I have a personal interest in yoga, holistic/integrative health, and offer therapy and consultation in Japanese.

My approach is supportive, collaborative, and strength-based. Since no one model fits all, I draw from psychodynamic depth psychology, CBT, mindfulness and integrative mental health based practices to address your unique emotional and self-growth needs.



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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Burnout - Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Chiaki Sasaki is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $260 (45min)


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

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

Psychiatric Alternatives and Wellness Center, Clinical Psychologist, 2013 - 2021
Richmond Are Multi Services, Supervising Psychologist, 2010 - 2015
Richmond Are Muiti Services, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultnat, 2008 - 2013
Bridge to Wellness Partial Hospitalizaton/Intensive Outpatient Program, Psychologist, 2007 - 2008
California Pacific Medical Center, Predoctoral Intern, 2005 - 2006

Certified Life Coach Institute, Master certified life Coach, 2023
Kerala Ayurveda Academy, Holistic Ayurveda Coach, 2022
California Institute of Integral Studies, PsyD in Clinical Psychology, 2006
California Institute of Integral Studies, MA in Integral counseling program, 2003
Indiana Univerisity, BA in Psychology, 1999


California: PSY22655