Aya Fujisaki Ph.D., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Facing a life challenge can be painful, but it may also be an invitation to recognize an old habit, belief, or lifestyle that no longer serves you and a time to explore new possibilities. I am honored to accompany and guide my clients on this sacred journey of healing, growth, and discovery.


  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy

My Approach

My counseling approach is based on Processwork, which is rooted in depth psychology and believes in the innate wisdom within each of us. Dr. Arnold Mindell, the founder of Processwork, discovered that it is not only our nighttime dreams but also our various experiences while being awake (such as body pains, moods, relationship challenges, etc.) that can function as doorways to wisdom. He also developed various tools and methods for unfolding or decoding these messages. My counseling style is very insightful, skillful, intuitive, gentle, compassionate, and extremely collaborative. When this collaboration is working well, we may look like two detectives trying to solve a mystery together or two adventurers exploring a new territory, or two chefs experimenting with the best recipe for healing. In this way, the counseling process becomes more creative and enables us to find solutions that are “outside the box” and more sustainable over time if any future problems arise.

My Background

I earned Master’s degree in Psychology from Sophia University in Tokyo and worked as a psychologist at a medical university for five years. I then moved to Portland to study Processwork at the Process Work Institute and became a certified Process Worker. In 2015, I earned a doctoral degree in Psychology from Saybrook University. I have over 25 years of experience as a counselor and specialize in working with depression, trauma, mind-body connection, major life transitions, dreams, relationship difficulties, procrastination, immigration/acculturation, multicultural issues, and cross-cultural communication. In addition to my private practice, I am a faculty member at the Process Work Institute, and I also offer various workshops nationally and internationally (e.g., Japan, Russia, Germany, and Bangladesh). I was an adjunct faculty at Marylhurst University from 2010 to 2017.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 503-358-1009
  • Website
  • 5441 SE Belmont St.
    Portland, OR 97215
  • Second Office Address:
  • 2049 NW Hoyt St.
    Portland, OR 97209

At a Glance

  • Experience: 27 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Mount Tabor
  • Rate: $100-130/session
  • Free Initial Consultation

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