San Diego


By Appointment Only

Akiko Mikamo, Psy.D.
US-Japan Psychological Services
San Diego, California, USA




Licensed Psychologist
State of California

National Institute of Sports, Division of Psychologists

Professional Certificate in Advanced Mental Health Training
University of California, San Diego

Teaching Licenses
English at junior and senior high school levels, in Japan



Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology [1995]
California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego

Postdoctoral Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology [2011]
Alliant International University, San Francisco

Diploma in Clinical Organizational Psychology [2010]
INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology
California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego

Master of Arts (M.A.Ed.) in Counseling
Northern Arizona University

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Education (English)
Hiroshima University, School of Education, Japan



US-Japan Psychological Services, A Professional Corporation [1995-Present] President
Executive Coach, Sport Psychologist, Clinical and Consulting Psychologist
Leadership development, management consultation, athletes’ mental coaching, multicultural consultation, peak performance enhancement, psychoeducational assessment and consultation, psychotherapy, psychological assessment, forensic consultation, psychopharmacology consultation, seminars, keynote speaking.

Center for Creative Leadership [2006-Present] Executive Coach
Leadership Development Programs for business executives. One on One coaching, 360 feedback, group facilitation, executive tele-coaching and in Second Life.

Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology [2000-Present] Adjunct Faculty
Doctoral education and training (clinical consultation, multicultural family therapy)

University of San Diego, School of Leadership & Education Sciences [2008-Present] Adjunct Faculty
Graduate education and training (educational psychology)



Minato Gakuen Japanese School (1st through 12th grade, Saturday school)
School Consultant

Diversity Resource Consultants
Registered Psychological Assistant

North County Interfaith Council
Registered Psychologist

Bayview Hospital & Mental Health Systems
Post-doctoral Fellow
Psychology Intern

Catholic Charities, Center for Clinical Services
Psychology Intern

California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego
Research Coordinator

The Family Center

Imperial County Department of Mental Health,
Alcohol and Drug Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

Substance Abuse Therapist

Villa Del Sol Treatment Center
Counselor II

Hiroshima Minami Senior High School (Japan)
Teacher (English)

Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Biosphere Sciences (Japan)
Behavioral Therapist
Research Assistant

Wakaba School (Japan)
Teacher and Counselor



Finding Your Zone: Ten Core Lessons for Achieving Peak Performance in Sports and Life [2009] (Chief Editor)
Japanese version, Seluba Pulishing, Tokyo, Japan. (Originally written by Micheal Lardon, MD, 2008)

Dr. Mikamo’s “Messages for Healthy Minds” [July 2009-Present]
A Column (in Japanese) in YuYu, San Diego International Times, International Times, San Diego, CA

Dr. Mikamo’s “Bridge for the Minds over Japan and USA.” [2007-Present]
A Monthly Column (in Japanese) in Lighthouse, Takuyo Corporation, San Diego, CA

Bridges [2006]
A Column (in English) in Asia: The Journal of Culture & Commerce. Asia Media Inc., San Diego, CA.

Japanese Individuals and Expatriate Families Living Abroad: Identity Issues of the Japanese in Foreign Countries [2002]
Japanese Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol II (6). Kongo Shuppan, Tokyo, Japan.

Mental Health for the Japanese Adults and Children [1999-2004]
A Monthly Column (in Japanese) in San Diego International Times. International Times, San Diego, CA

“Come Join in the Health Talk” [2003]
in the radio show (in Japanese) Mach FUMIAKE’s Health Network. AM KXMX 1190 Los Angeles, CA.

Kyoto Prize Symposium [2005-Present]
Planning, PR, Host, Entertainment, and Scholarship Committees


PRESENTATIONS (selected list)

Multicultural Issues in Mental Health Services for Older Adults. [June 2008]
UCSD Extension

Japanese Students at U.S. Universities: Challenges They Must Face and Resources They Can Offer. [June 2007]
National Faculty Development Institute, American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Cultural Issues in Clinical and Forensic Psychological Services in the U.S. [April 2005]
Kyoto Psychoanalytic Institute, Kyoto, Japan

Effective Treatment of Far-East Asian Individuals and Families [March 2004]
California Psychological Association Convention, San Diego, CA

Laws and Ethics in Clinical Psychology and Graduate Training [July 2001]
Kyoto, Japan

Basics of Counseling for the Medical Professionals [July 2001]
Invited Special Lecture at the Annual Conference of Japan Society of Fertilization and Implantation-Yokohama, Japan

Child/Adolescent Mental Health and School Adjustment [August 2000]
Special Lecture at the Annual Conference of Chugoku Regional Association of Private Junior/Senior High School Teachers-Hiroshima, Japan

Asian Business Etiquette and Communications [August 1999]
South County Economic Council-National City, California

Adolescent Issues and Consideration in the School Systems [August 1998]
Hiroshima, Japan

Mental Health Services in the USA [August 1998]
Hiroshima, Japan

Asian Business Etiquette [October 1997]
Economic Summit VII-Coronado, California

Psychological Assessment of Children with Rorschach [October 1997]
Extner Comprehensive System (Commentary for Donald Viglione, Jr., Ph.D.) Sapporo, Japan

Understanding Children from Psychological Perspectives [October 1997]
(Commentary for Donald Viglione, Jr., Ph.D.) Sapporo, Japan

Mental Health Services for Children and Families in the USA [August 1997]
Sapporo, Japan
Obihiro, Japan
Nagoya, Japan
Sendai, Japan

Dynamics and Treatment Issues of Japanese-American Families [February 1997]
North County Interfaith Council – Escondido, CA

Current Issues in Psychological Services for Children in the US [August 1996]
International Seminar on Learning Disabilities and Young Children California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego

An Overview of Mental Health Services for Children in the USA: The Roles of Schools, Families, and Communities [May 1996]
Hokkaido University – Sapporo, Japan

Effectively Dealing with Japanese-American Spouses [April 1996]
Department of Defense, US Marine Corps, Family Advocacy – Iwakuni, Japan

Effectively Dealing with Asian Spouses [April 1996]
Department of Defense, US Marine Corps, Family Advocacy
-Okinawa, Japan

Clinical Use of Psychoeducational Assessment [June 1995]
Hiroshima, Japan

Confidentiality in Substance Abuse Treatment: 42 CFR (2) [May 1992]
Yuma, AZ



American Psychological Association
American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacology
Society for Personality Assessment
Association for Applied Sport Psychology
International Society of Sport Psychology
International Coach Federation
California Psychological Association