To understand yourself, unlock your creativity, and discover what it means to lead a meaningful life.
Dr. Koichi Togashi is a certified clinical psychologist in Japan and a licensed psychoanalyst in the State of New York, who has been in private practice for over 20 years. He is a faculty and training & supervising analyst at the Training and Research in Intersubjective Self Psychology Foundation in New York, a professor and clinical supervisor at Konan University, Kobe, Japan, and a co-founder and a faculty and training & supervising analyst at the Training Institute of Japanese Forum of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology. He is a member of the Council of the International Association of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology in the US, an international editor of Psychoanalysis, Self and Context, and an editor of Psychoanalytic Inquiry. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the Japan Psycho-Analytical Association, and an editor of The Japanese Journal of Psycho-Analysis. He has published numerous books and articles in the US, Japan, and Taiwan. His latest book, “The Psychoanalytic Zero: Decolonizing Study of Therapeutic Dialogues,” won the 2020 Gradiva Award for Best Book.
Working from an empathic and relational perspective he helps his patients to find a meaningful life and to move from distress, confusion, and emptiness toward vitality, creativity, and a safety.
Trained in contemporary self psychology, intersubjectivity theories, and relational psychoanalysis in the US, he develops connections with his patients which become the foundation for exploring the roots and meanings of individual, relational, and social struggles and for building new possibilities of self-experience and relatedness. He provide psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic psychotherapy for individuals and couples in English for non-Japanese speakers living in Japan.