Anastasia Fujii, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice, as well as an LGBTQ+ cultural humility consultant and trainer. Anastasia holds a Master of Social Work from the Smith College School for Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Anastasia regularly engage in continuing education opportunities on LGBTQ+ affirming psychotherapy and has trained as a full-spectrum doula. Anastasia has completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) through the EMDR Institute. Anastasia is committed to sustaining a social justice orientated therapy, consultation and training practice that aims to empower and liberate through compassion and understanding.
PA LCSW License #CW019008.
Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer combined with precious metals. The intention of this method is to highlight the beauty of brokenness and repair, identifying both as important aspects of the history of the object, rather than flaws to hide or disguise. The significance of kintsugi has roots in wabi-sabi, the Japanese philosophy of radical acceptance of the inherent nature of imperfection in life. With kintsugi, by emphasizing the cracks in the repair process, there is a valuing of the wear of an object and a recognition that being broken is simply a part of its story, rather than its end. Kintsugi as a metaphor shows up regularly Anastasia’s work with folks impacted by oppression, chronic illness, disability, and trauma. As a mixed-race Japanese American, Anastasia holds these concepts as foundational to the perspective they bring to their practice.