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About Me

As a therapist, I strive to help you sleep better, worry less and enjoy life more! With the help of Guided Imagery, Mindfulness, Trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS) and other related modalities, I use personal insight and professional experience to provide clients with a safe place to be heard, free fears, reduce anxieties, eliminate unwanted behaviors, grow, improve and conquer insomnia. I love empowering others to achieve their goals and dreams and help people better understand themselves and the world they live in so that they can experience more of the joy life has to offer.

My approach as a therapist is compassionate and respectful, honoring each client’s unique strengths and resources to move forward in a process toward positive change and growth. I see children, adolescents, couples, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Clients, families and adults for various issues including, relationship challenges, supporting new and expectant mothers, eating disorders, adjustment problems, trauma, grief and loss.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Japanese


Licensing

LCPC #LC10963 (Expires: 2024-01-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kumi Pledger. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written by V.A. on May 15, 2022 after therapy with Kumi for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She understood exactly what I needed and helped me through a tough time, she is easy to talk to and very friendly. I would recommend her to anyone. She is a lovely person.

Written by S.E. on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Kumi for 2 weeks

Maybe busy schedule. I was hoping to speak sooner.

Written by M.I. on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Kumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Kumi is my favorite therapist that I have come across on teencounseling.com! She helps me understand things from a different perspective that I was unable to see on my own. She’s amazing at what she does and I truly appreciate the time I have with her each week!

Written by J.O. on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Kumi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Kumi is the fourth therapist that I've tried with teencounseling.com. I think I've found the right one. She is a wonderful listener, intuitive, and caring, and makes me feel perfectly at ease. Our discussions focus on the things I've come to teencounseling.com for. And that's what I was looking for in a therapist.