Mary Fukuyama, Licensed Psychologist
PhD, Counseling Psychology, Washington State University
Dr. Fukuyama has a career and life-long interest in multicultural issues and training in counseling. She is an affiliate clinical professor with Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education Programs and teaches a graduate seminar on spiritual issues in counseling on behalf of the UF Center for Spirituality and Health during the spring semester. She has co-led study abroad programs with undergraduate psychology majors on diversity topics during the summer. Her research interests include understanding the complexity of intercultural communication, campus climate for diverse students, and multicultural expressions of spirituality, including meditation practices. She enjoys doing psycho-educational outreach workshops with students on topics ranging from stress management to dream interpretation.
Approach to Therapy
Dr. Fukuyama has a humanistic-existential orientation and a student development centered philosophy, which is based on valuing the human potential for growth and a love of learning.
Approach to Supervision
Dr. Fukuyama enjoys the supervision relationship and focuses on meeting the trainees’ needs at whatever their stage of professional development.
Approach to Wellness
Balancing work and personal life is a priority, and playing music in two bands, Klezmer Katz and the Jazz Bandits. She recently started playing the ukulele for fun and is a co-organizer of the Ukulele Club of Gainesville (open to all!). Dr. Fukuyama also enjoys travel with her partner, kayaking, gardening, and annual trips to visit family in the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Fukuyama contributes professional writings on topics related to multicultural and spiritual issues in counseling, and is an Ad Hoc reviewer on these topics for professional journals.