1st Step Kokoro no Clinic is dedicated to serving those who may require mental heath services, including the international community in Japan. We have an English speaking Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologist available to support clients that require bilingual services. Various services are available depending on the needs of each client such as medication, counseling, assessment, early intervention and parent support.
The psychiatrist, Dr. Masahiro Suzuki, provides medical psychiatric treatments for children through adults of any age. He is able to provide treatment to mental heath disorders such as Depression or other Mood Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Psychosis, and Addiction Disorders. Dr. Suzuki is able to provide various treatments including medication.
Psychiatric Consultation is available on Wednesdays 9:30-19:00 and Thursdays 9:30-19:00. To make an appointment in Japanese, please call 03-6384-2515 (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday). To make an appointment in English, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For your appointment, please bring your health insurance card. We accept Japanese Medical Insurance (Kokumin Kenko Hoken or Shakai Hoken) for psychiatric services. A reservation fee of 10,000 yen will apply for first time appointments. For subsequent consultations, a reservation fee of 3000 yen will apply for any requests longer than the standard conslutation time. Currently, only cash payment is available.
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School Observation (separate
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Additional tests or services charged
on an hourly basis
*All services are subjected to 10% consumption tax
To make an appointment, please email email@example.com. The clinical psychologist will get back to you within 3 working days.
Health Insurance:All services provided by the clinical psychologist, including testing is currently not covered by Japanese National Health Insurance (Kenko Hoken or Shakai Hoken). However, we are able to provide documentation in English/ Japanese for fees paid. This could possibly be used to claim reimbursements from your own private insurance companies/schemes. If you have international private insurance plans, please check with your insurance provider regarding benefits for mental health services.
Cancellation:In case of a need for cancellation of your appointment with the clinical psychologist, please notify us 24 hours in advance. We will require full payment of the missed appointment if advance notice is not made.
Night time: 18:00-19:00
Yoyogi High School Bldg 2F
5-8-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku
・5 min walk from JR Yoyogi Station on Yamanote Line or Sobu Line
・5 min walk from Yoyogi Station on Oedo Line
・5 min walk from Kitasando Station on Fukutoshin Line