Yoshimi has been providing counseling services to individuals, couples and families for over 20 years. She received her master's degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, which was accredited by the APA (American Psychological Association). She treats adults with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, denial, control issues, death, loss, sexual abuse, etc. She also provides couples and marriage therapy to bridge the gap of connection and communication which may have been lost over the years. Her culturally sensitive, understanding (yet direct) approach has helped countless people make changes in their lives. She considers herself to be tri-cultural, as she was born in Japan, is ethnically Korean but has spent most of her life in the U.S. For over eight years, she has provided therapy in Mission Viejo. She continues to assist clients to find their life purpose, their identity, their ability to communicate their needs and to more effectively deal with important people in their lives.
As a mental health counselor, she began her clinical work conducting weekly family sessions with those struggling with schizophrenia and other severe diagnosis at Intercommunity Alternatives Network (I-CAN). While at I-CAN, she also worked at Fuller's counseling center serving those in the general population through issues such as conflict resolution, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, couple's issues, loss and the like. She has worked extensively with people struggling with mild to severe issues at various counseling centers such as The Munger Center in Hollywood, La Puente Valley Mental Health, and Amanacer Community Counseling Center in Los Angeles. In addition, she has worked as a social worker for two adoption agencies. Among various therapeutic tools, she uses brief solution focused therapy, family systems, cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation techniques and psychodynamic approaches. Currently, she has been providing counseling to those on federal probation for over 8 years and is the founder of Mission Counseling in Mission Viejo.