Mizuho "Miho" Kanazawa

Mizuho "Miho" Kanazawa

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey Accepting Online
Greenwich Village Not Accepting In-person
Updated October 20, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment issues
  • College student mental health
  • Interracial/intercultural relationship
  • Culturally sensitive counseling

Professional statement

Mizuho "Miho" Kanazawa is a Licensed Creative  Arts Therapist who welcomes adult clients of any phase in life, to her practice in New York. Miho is also a licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is able to work with clients in each of these states remotely.

Miho is dedicated to working with clients whose personality and life experience were shaped by more than one culture. Clients who visit her might be international students, or clients who grew up with more than two cultural influences and values.  Some clients are in the process of finding their own cultural identities.  Some of her clients have been raised by first-generation Asian parents.  Others are in a relationship where they are having challenges in the relationship due to the difference of racial, cultural and life experiences.

Miho often works with her clients to navigate topics like why they choose silence to avoid conflict in a relationship; or how they feel taken lightly because they are from different countries or cultures.

Working closely with her clients, Miho seeks to empower the multicultural person through all chapters of life: to build confidence, to be connected in important relationships and valued in the community.


Message to clients

I would love to hear your stories — and how you're feeling today. Our session will begin with your story. We will listen together without criticism or judgment. Over time, as we continue, you'll gain a new perspective and awareness, accompanied by fresh ideas and behaviors, and many practical tools. As we understand and explore the aspects of your life, the therapy room will become a safe space to rehearse your real life. You'll find viable solutions for the day-to-day issues you face outside of our session room.

I am currently providing online therapy sessions during the COVID-19 public health crisis.


Specialties

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

Adjustment issues - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety

College student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Interracial/intercultural relationship - Specializing in intercultural and interracial couples therapy. Provide safe space to practice listening and developing empathy in partnership. Couples will learn about the emotional and reactive patterns of oneself and in each partner with curiosity. Couples will practice, especially in the times of emotional intensity, effective ways to communicate to promote a state of connection. Miho often gives practical, small "homework" between sessions.

Culturally sensitive counseling - Miho understands how the U.S. culture is built on money and whiteness. Many clients of color come to her practice after experiencing being misunderstood by their white therapists, who were not trained to provide counseling to diverse populations. Miho is aware of systematic oppression and microaggression (quiet form of racism) many of her clients receive daily. She is also aware of the fragile immigrataion journey many clients go through. Miho works with her client to understand difficulties, challenges, and richness they are experiencing as persons of color.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Mizuho Kanazawa is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)

Therapist's note

Miho can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Greenwich Village practice
412 6th Avenue, Suite 709, New York, NY 10011
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Pennsylvania)
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 for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
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  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Please inquire for hours

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 Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
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 for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Please inquire for hours

Work and Education

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2008 - Present
Marble Jam Kids, Drama Therapist, 2011 - 2013
Hackensack University Medical Center Children’s Hospital, Child Life Specialist/ Drama Therapist, 2004 - 2007
AHRC, Drama Therapy Intern, 2000 - 2001
APICHA (Asian and Pacific Islander’s Coalition On HIV / AIDS Inc.), Case Manager, 1997 - 2001
St. Vincent’s Hospital, Staten Island, Continuing Day Treatment Program
St. Vincent’s Hospital, Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatric and Adult Geriatric Units, Drama Therapy Intern

New York University, Master of Arts in Drama Therapy, 2002
New School University, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1997


Languages

English

Japanese