Michiko Mitsunaga-Whitten

Michiko graduated from Colorado College with a BA in Psychoanalysis, Classics, and English and got her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work. She began her career working with high-achieving, underrepresented high school students in Chicago as an academic coach and mentor and has since worked clinically with parent-infant dyads, children, and adults in outpatient settings. She has a passion for psychoanalytic theory and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy research.

Gender Pronouns: She, her, hers.


MSW - Smith College School for Social Work
BA, Psychoanalysis & Classics-English - Colorado College.

The thing I'd most like to do is... 

Have an annual treat yo' self day!

Areas of interest: 

Relational issues, identity development, issues related to race and oppression, trauma and resilience, family issues, integration of difficult psychedelic experiences, sex and relationships, psychodynamic psychotherapy, LGBTQIA affirming therapy, grief/loss.