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about Kayo

Kayo Imamura Mettier, MA, AMFT
Supervised by Anne Robershaw, MA, LMFT #89621

We are so excited to welcome Kayo Mettier to the Therapy In Session team! 




Kayo joins us after serving as a bereavement counselor at Hospice of the North Coast. She has also provided services at High Tech High School as a therapist with the IEP (Individualized Education Program), supporting children and their families with challenges in school related to mental health and different learning abilities.




Kayo grew up in Kawaguchi City, Saitama, Japan, near Tokyo. Throughout her childhood, Kayo's family frequently hosted international exchange students in their home from all over the world. Her father was born at the end of World War II, which influenced his passion and desire for world peace. Kayo's upbringing fostered a joy for connecting with people from all cultures and a curiosity about each person's life. 




Kayo is fluent in both Japanese and English, and can provide therapy in both languages. 


Kayo's area of therapeutic focus includes providing care for clients at end of life or loved ones navigating grief after a loss. She also supports clients navigating the unique circumstances of international marriage, relationship separation, divorce, childcare, immigration, military and student life. 


It is a joy to introduce Kayo to you all, and we look forward to a future serving our community and learning together! 


  • California Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist #117374

  • Masters of Arts in Marital & Family Therapy ~ California School of Professional Psychology ~ Alliant International University, San Diego, CA

certifications & Professional Memberships
  • EMDR Basic Training ~ EMDR Instruction (EMDRIA Approved) ~ September 2020

  • Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) #141490

  • Member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) #165783

  • Member of International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)

specialized training & Ongoing learning
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship/Summit

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Mindfulness with Children: Natural Parenting

  • Southern California Education and Training in Bowen Family System Theory and Psychotherapy: A Systems View of Trauma

  • Thought Field Therapy Algorithms Course

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Trauma-Informed Mindfulness: Theory and Practice