Jesi Sasaki


Hi! My name is Dr. Jesi Sasaki and I am a licensed psychologist in the state of California and certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist working in private practice. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are struggling to manage behavioral and emotional problems. I utilize evidenced-based practices to help clients with behavioral difficulties, emotional dysregulation, depression, anger, anxiety, specific phobias, OCD and PTSD. I also specialize in parent training and support to help parents manage their own anxiety and stress as it relates to their parenting style. I am passionate about preventative care through educating children about mind-body wellness and teaching kids about socio-emotional growth through movement.

I began my work in psychology as an undergraduate student at Occidental College where I earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in Japanese. It was here, playing soccer at the collegiate level, that I realized the importance that team sports and physical activity played in harnessing essential life skills for success.

I completed my dual master’s degree and doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Hawaii School of Professional Psychology (HSPP) in 2011-2017. I then completed my pre-doctoral internship at San Mateo Medical Center in San Mateo, California from 2016-2017. I decided to move back to Los Angeles to complete her post-doctoral residency at Rich and Associates in Los Angeles, California where I stayed as Licensed Psychologist for one year.

Although my training and academic background allowed me to be at the forefront of evidenced-based treatments, I felt the traditional approach to child therapy was lacking in its ability to apply to the changes outside of the office. This is when I decided to leave the safety of traditional therapy and venture out to pursue my passion of pioneering a new field of therapy through preventative care, education, and using the concepts of team sports to teach and apply life skills to children and retired professional athletes. In addition to my license as a clinical psychologist, I went on to become a certified personal trainer and a certified nutritionist to further pursue my passions.

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Life Transitions
Mood Disorders

Client Focus


Types of therapy & issues

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Mindfullness-Based (MBCT)
Behavioral Issues
Coping Skills
Family Conflict
Eating Disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Emotion Dysregulation
Sexual Abuse
Men's Issues
Peer Relationships
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Emotional Disturbance
Marital & Premarital
School Issues
Sex Therapy
Sports Performance
Women's Issues
Cognitive Processing (CPT)
Compassion Focused
Culturally Sensitive
Dialectical (DBT)


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