Restoring Balance in an Unbalanced World | Serving the ENTIRE state of West Virginia
restoring balance in an unbalanced world.
International Learner, Soul Searcher, Animal and Nature Lover
Areas of expertise.
Trauma, Attachment Injury, Multicultural Counseling, Communication, Child& Adolescents, Adults, Behavior Modification, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, and Dual Diagnosis.
Trauma-informed Therapy rooted in Attachment Theory and Neuroplasticity, Strengths-Based Therapy, CBT, Behavioral Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy.
Having an experience of immigrating to the U.S. at a young age has provided me with the opportunity to embrace and respect individuals’ uniqueness and his/ her culture. I incorporate multicultural sensitivity into my counseling practice and focus on resiliency building and advocacy.
My theoretical approach is grounded on Attachment Theory and I have practiced various Trauma-informed therapeutic modalities such as ARC (Attachment, Self-Regulation, Competency), TF-CBT, and SMART (Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Therapy). I also practice Gestalt Therapy that is focused on the here-and-now, and building resiliency by integrating self-regulation skills.
I believe that the one of the main purposes of therapy is to provide a secure base for clients to go through the integration process: establishing self-reflective skills and mentalizing stance so that client can develop coherent self that is stable, adaptive, flexible, and energized. I am a flexible therapist who is attune to your readiness to change and I would be honored to be a part of your journey as a co-pilot.
Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do
Yukiko Comstock LPC
Appalachian Life Enrichment Counseling Center
Compassionate Advocate, Warrior Mom, Hobbyist
I initially moved to the U.S. when I was 20 years-old to become a singer! Shortly after, I found a passion for studying psychology and becoming a therapist. I enjoy learning about diverse cultures, and I am an open-minded therapist who wants to learn and build a strong trusting relationship with you.
Trauma changes people at the neurological, psychological, physical, and spiritual level and hider their potentials and ability to thrive; however, I truly believe that recovery is possible, and life is beautiful. Sometimes, we all get lost and need genuine support to get through tough times. I would not be who I am today if it weren’t for people’s support.
In my personal life, I enjoy gardening, vacationing at the beach, crafting, and spending time with loved ones. I have a dream to live by the beach one day with lots of animals!
Yukiko Comstock holds her master’s degree and is licensed in the states of West Virginia and Ohio. She worked as a residential therapist for a gender-specific program in a rural area of West Virginia. Many of her clients experienced extensive abuse and neglect histories. They struggled with sexuality, substance abuse, and severe mental disorders.
While serving this population, Ms. Comstock provided various trauma-informed treatment modalities such as Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency (ARC), Sensory Motor Arousal Regulation Treatment (SMART), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (TF-CBT).
After two years of working in the residential program, she was given an opportunity to become a school-based therapist within the same organization. She worked in two local elementary schools where she advocated for children with developmental trauma history. Yukiko provided universal, identified, and selective interventions to build resiliency in youth and collaboratively worked with school officials and educators to establish a trauma-informed school environment.
Four years into her professional career, Ms. Comstock became a site director within the same organization. She provided culturally competent administrative and clinical supervision to fellow clinicians and provided trauma-informed treatment training to clinicians and local agencies such as schools and boards of education to implement trauma-informed care as a community practice.
Yukiko currently works as an Associate Director of Mental Health Board in Ohio. She advocates for marginalized groups and individuals who may be at high risk of developing significant mental health disorders. Her population include veterans, battered women, ethnic minority groups, people with severe mental illness, and low-income individuals. Additionally, she participates in several local coalition groups to help develop strategic community plans designed to reduce mental health stigma, prevent suicide and substance abuse, and promote diversity and cultural awareness.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
National Certified Counselor
QPR Instructor Certification
Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor Certification