At Heartful Psychotherapy, we understand that seeking mental health support can be a challenging journey, especially for those living in a foreign country. We’re here to bridge that gap and offer a warm and inclusive space for individuals in Japan, where they can access high quality psychotherapy services tailored to their unique needs.
Our mission is to empower individuals from diverse backgrounds to achieve mental and emotional well-being. We understand the challenges of living in a foreign country and aim to be a source of strength and guidance for those navigating the complexities of life in Japan.
To provide compassionate and culturally sensitive English and Tagalog therapy services in Japan, supporting the mental and emotional well-being of expatriates and foreigners. We are committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment that empowers individuals to navigate life’s challenges, embrace personal growth, and discover a sense of belonging in their new cultural context.
To be a leading beacon of mental health support in Japan, bridging cultural divides and language barriers by offering accessible, high-quality counseling services to expatriates and foreigners. Through our dedication to holistic well-being and individualized care, we aspire to contribute to a healthier, more interconnected international community where every person’s mental health journey is met with understanding, empathy, and professional guidance.
Our approach is grounded in empathy, respect, and a deep understanding of the cultural nuances that come with living in Japan. We believe that effective therapy transcends language barriers, which is why we offer sessions in English, Tagalog, and Japanese. At Heartful Psychotherapy, we are committed to creating a therapeutic space where you can express
yourself authentically without judgment.
Meet Our Therapist
Alexander Kierulf, our lead therapist, brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to Heartful Psychotherapy. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from London Metropolitan University, Alexander’s educational background is robust.
Alexander’s journey includes an internship in a psychological ward in the Philippines, where he gained invaluable experience in clinical psychology. His academic knowledge is complemented by practical expertise, making him a skilled and compassionate therapist.
Having lived in Japan for seven years and being married to a Japanese national, Alexander has developed a deep understanding of Japanese culture and language. He knows firsthand the challenges faced by foreigners and has a profound respect for cultural differences. This unique perspective makes him a bridge between cultures and a guide to those seeking support in Japan.
At Heartful Psychotherapy, we are committed to your emotional well-being and personal growth. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for individuals in Japan, where they can embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing. We look forward to accompanying you on your path to a happier and healthier life.
About the Psychotherapist
Alexander Kierulf, MSc, Licensed Psychotherapist
The Japanese Psychological Association, member #230392
Japan Society of Personality Psychology, member #00152940
Education and Experience
Alexander Kierulf is a licensed psychotherapist with a strong educational background. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University, one of the Philippines’ top universities. He furthered his studies, earning a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from London Metropolitan University
Alexander’s professional journey includes an internship in a psychological ward in the Philippines, providing him with hands-on experience in the field of clinical psychology. He has a comprehensive understanding of mental health issues and the therapeutic process.
With seven years of residency in Japan and a deep connection to the culture through marriage, Alexander has immersed himself in the local way of life. His ability to navigate the intricacies of Japanese culture makes him uniquely qualified to support individuals facing the challenges of cultural adaptation.
Passion and Mission
Alexander’s personal experience of struggling to find English-speaking mental health support
upon moving to Japan inspired him to establish Heartful Psychotherapy. His passion lies in helping foreigners in Japan find their path to mental well-being, providing them with a safe space for self-exploration and healing
Alexander offers therapy sessions in English, Tagalog, and Japanese, ensuring that clients can communicate comfortably in their preferred language. With Alexander Kierulf as your dedicated therapist, you can trust in Heartful Psychotherapy’s unwavering commitment to your emotional wellness and personal growth.