Michiko Mitsunaga-Whitten, LCSW
Kintsugi Psychotherapy LLC
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Michiko (she/her/hers) is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Colorado. She works in Boulder, CO as a psychotherapist for college-age students and adults and graduated from Smith College School for Social Work. Before that, she taught for the Schuler Scholar Program in Chicago and graduated from Colorado College with a BA in Psychoanalysis, Classics, and English. Michiko has served as a therapist in the front range area for several years in community mental health and at CU Boulder's Counseling and Psychiatric Services Center.
Michiko identifies as hapa and Japanese-American and is passionate about matters of identity, race, culture, and social justice. As a descendant of Japanese-Americans interned during WWII, Michiko is passionate about the exploration of intergenerational trauma and resilience. Michiko prioritizes collaboration with clients in exploring unconscious and procedurally-based patterns that occur in relationship with self and others. Modalities: Contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), interpersonal/relational psychotherapy, and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Specialties: Anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, mixed-race identity development, transition to college, existential concerns
License: Colorado 09926317