For English Clients

Asako Kudo-Markert, MFT

Asako Kudo-Markert is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
In her over 20 years of clinical experiences, she has developed a wide range of therapeutic skills to help individuals overcome the obstacles impeding their efforts to lead productive and meaningful lives. Believing we all have the keys within ourselves to accomplish what we want in our lives – whether we are conscious of these or not--Asako integrates classical and contemporary treatments with holistic therapies, including Somatic Experiencing® and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET), to help clients discover these keys and free themselves from the emotional charges of their past that threaten their present functioning and well-being.
Asako is experienced in providing therapy for children, adults, couples and families in both English and Japanese. She graduated from CSU, Fresno and started her career as a psychotherapist in Los Angeles. She had worked with diverse populations--foster children and families, victims of domestic violence, the underprivileged, the chemically dependent, the emotionally and physically abused—clients of all ages and ethnicities, including East-Asian refugees.

After 16 years of education and work in California, she came back to Tokyo and opened a private practice since 2012. She also works at CSPP (Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology) Tokyo campus as an adjunct faculty member, as well as providing basic psychology seminars to the beginners of psychotherapists and students. She also works at Peacemind JEAP as an EAP counselor. She is an organizer of the Somatic Experiencing® training starting in 2018 in Miura.

Asako‘s current main focus and interests in psychotherapy modality is Somatic Experiencing® (SE™), a part of Somatic Psychology. SE™ is developed by Dr. Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. She believe his approach that the regulation of autonomic nervous system is the key for recovering from trauma.  

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute (SETI)


  • M.S., California State University, Fresno
  • B.A., Seikei University, Tokyo, Japan

Licenses, Certificates, Trainings

  • Marriage Family Therapist in California (LIC # 43543)
  • Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP)
  • Touch Skills Training by Kathy Kain
  • Somatic Resilience and Regulation: Early Trauma by Kathy Kain and Stephen Terrell, Psy.D.
  • Depression, Aggression and Life Energy by Peter A. Levin, Ph.D.
  • Psychology of the Body by Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.
  • Certified Neuro-Emotional Techniques (N.E.T) Practitioner
  • Dual Diagnosis Certificate provided by DMH and ADP in Los Angeles
  • Motivational Interviewing Training provided by Matrix Institute of LA
  • Quality Parenting Certificate through DMH in LA
  • Several Play Therapy workshops
  • Applied Suicidal Intervention Skills Training provided by DMH in LA


  • PTSD
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Panic Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Attachment issues
  • Stress
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families