Live the life you want to lead

Kirk Akahoshi - Psychotherapist


My mission is to guide you to find clarity and direction so that you can live the life you want to lead. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help them find balance, resolution, and courage to reach their fullest potential. Sometimes, we face an internal conflict between “what we want to do” versus “what we should do.” As a licensed therapist and professional life coach, I will use my intuition and professional training to help you explore your authentic self, find deeper meaning, and align your core values to overcome the challenges you face.

I spent almost a decade investigating my own life’s path by going through many different types of therapy,life coaching, hypnosis, vision quests and personal retreats, meditation, working and living abroad, shamanic journeying, and graduate school. Through these personal experiences and journeys, I have identified universal themes and transformative methods that I can share with you in your quest for clarity, identity, and passion.

I am dedicated and committed to providing the highest level of service to you. In addition to being a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I continuously build on my professional tools, and to date, I have the following credentials and advanced training:

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology,
    Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University)

  • Advanced training in Existential-Humanistic Mindful Psychotherapy,
    The International Institute for Humanistic Studies

  • Advanced training in Psychosynthesis, Psychosynthesis Palo Alto

  • NLP Master Practitioner, NLP Institute of California

  • Professional Life Coach, NLP and Coaching Institute of California

  • Pro Skills 1 in Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy,
    Hakomi Institute of California

  • Re-evaluation Counselor, Re-Evaluation Counseling

  • Participant of the Legacy Program, Esalen

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Science, Cum Laude,
    California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo