Jill Sumiyasu, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Pasadena CA
While individuals come to me for therapy because something meaningful in their lives is not working, I prioritize finding and supporting their strengths, which I believe is essential to working in ways that are truly collaborative and deeply and lastingly successful.
As a Pepperdine University-trained psychotherapist, I see therapy as a spontaneous, flexible process tailored to the individual. My approach prioritizes a balance between practical interventions and thoughtful, focused exploration of historical issues (such as family history and trauma) and contextual issues (examining the intersection of love, work, social life, and larger social and political systems with emotional struggles). I focus both on how to make concrete changes to provide immediate relief while also getting to the root of issues to foster long-lasting change.