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Toshio Asai, Ph.D.

tasai@central.uh.edu
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Dr. Asai has 6 years of clinical experience in various settings including, university counseling centers, secondary education, residential youth facility, and community mental health clinic. He has experience providing individual and group therapy, administering neuropsychological assessments, supervising graduate students, and advocating for clients with intersecting identities that have been disempowered.

Dr. Asai's approach to therapy is eclectic, combining person-centered, insight-oriented, and cbt with a psychodynamic foundation. He believes in providing safe space for clients that is empathetic, non-judgmental and allows vulnerability.

Dr. Asai's areas of interest include LGBT immigrants, LGBT well-being across cultures, multiculturalism, racial and sexual trauma, body confidence, self-acceptance, and teaching. Prior to joining the CAPS team, he was an associate part-time psychology professor at an inner-city community college in the San Francisco Bay Area, teaching gender studies, human sexualities, and other courses.

Other Credentials:
QPR Certified

Doctoral Degree:
Northern Arizona University

Doctoral Internship:
Asian Americans for Community Involvement