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  ANDREW IMBRIE TEZUKA, PH.D., LCMFT, is the Founder and Director of Life Design Counseling in Takasago City, Hyogo, Japan. Dr. Andrew is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (Kansas, U.S.A), Certified Life and Leadership Coach (U.S.A), and Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE - U.S.A).  Dr. Andrew is also a Clinical Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (AAMFT) and professionally trained Conflict and Divorce Mediator.

Dr.  Andrew and his wife, Ema, founded Life Design Counseling (previously named Life & Family Center) in June 2011 upon their returning to Japan. They had broad exposure to international experience, living in multi-countries - over a decade long being in the United States of America.

Dr.  Andrew earned a Doctoral Degree from Kansas State University (U.S.A) specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy.  He received two Master’s Degrees in Theology and Marriage & Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary and Fuller Graduate School of Psychology respectively (CA, U.S.A).  

Since its establishment, Life Design Counseling has served hundreds of individuals, couples, families and organizations who live within the vicinity of Himeji, Kakogawa, Akashi and Kobe City in Hyogo Prefecture. Clients who live in distance part of Japan also access Dr.  Andrew’s service through online teleconference (Skype or FaceTime).  

As an experienced licensed therapist, Dr. Andrew’s clinical experience extends to a variety of settings, including university, community mental health, inpatient/outpatient psychiatric hospital, religious, as well as private practice setting. His uniquely integrated approach to clinical work has a well balanced blend from a variety of philosophies, such as systemic, positive psychology, psychodynamic as well as interpersonal.  These versatile skills has enabled Dr. Andrew to work creatively and effectively beyond the realm of counseling or emotional/mental health into coaching and consulting field.  Dr. Andrew has worked with business owners and organizational leaders to maximize their potentials and strengthen their human resources and relational dynamics.    

As a life and leadership coach, Dr. Andrew also has guides his clients to discover their passion and unique strengths, unlock their potential and to live out a way of life that is balance, fulfilling and effective. Dr. Andrew provides coaching and training to pastors, church leaders and organizations who seek to maximize their leadership performance and ministrial team dynamics.  

Previously, during his tenure at Kansas State University as an Adjunct Faculty and a Senior Staff Counselor at University Counseling Services, Dr. Andrew had taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in Dept. of Family Studies & Human Services, and Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs. Presently, he continues to be involved in academic endeavors by serving as an Adjunct Lecturer internationally and speaks domestically on a variety of issues pertaining to marriage, family & relationship, counseling, spirituality and leadership issues.  Samples of his seminar topics are as follow:  

Win Back Your Marriage
Life Design: Living Life Purposefully
Seven Keys to A Successful Marriage
Finding A Soul Mate
Beyond Just Time Management
Leadership Coaching
Teamwork: Build A Team That Works

Transformational Leadership
Communicating Effectively
Premarital Workshop

Hope for the Addict 

Thank you for visiting Life Design Counseling Website!  If I can assist you in co-designing your life, please get in touch. It would be a privilege!



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