About Rieko Higuchi
LMHC, LMFT, CAP, CST, Sex therapist, EMDR-Certified
Rieko (pronounced Lee-a-co) has a calming presence and will put you at ease as you work through your most difficult moments in therapy. Her highly effective therapeutic skills match her compassion. Not only does she have beautiful skills in relaxation and calming techniques she is also trained in a variety of styles to help you master your symptoms. Her advanced skills will help manage PTSD, anxiety, depression, phobia, sexual issues, relationship difficulties, or substance abuse. She provides a safe and supportive space where you can work through problems in a collaborative and empathetic environment. She works with young adults, individuals, families, and couples.
Rieko is an existential-humanistic counselor. She will facilitate a process where you can receive support and mindfully address whatever aspects of your life may need attention and healing. Ordinary events can hurt our relationships, self-esteem, and sexual health. Traumatic events can have a more significant impact and are even more challenging to manage on our own. Rieko’s combined training as a certified EMDR therapist, sex therapist, and addictions professional allows her to combine approaches for advanced healing. Rieko believes in the transformative effect that counseling can have on people’s lives. She considers it a great honor and privilege to do this work and help others.
Rieko is sensitive to your cultural diversity and excels in assessing your needs based on your beliefs and traditions. She has worked with many special populations and is accepting of others. Rieko has worked with veterans, first responders, and healthcare professionals. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology UF and her Master of Education in Counselor Education UNF. She is also a qualified supervisor. Rieko is bilingual and speaks Japanese. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.