Masa Sato, Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota

Masa Sato, LMFT.LPCC.LADC.

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Masa is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC), licensed drug and alcohol counselor (LADC), certified EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapist, certified clinical trauma professional (CCTP) level 1 & 2, certified autism spectrum disorder clinical specialist (CASDCS), and registered play therapist (RPT). He utilizes animal assisted psychotherapy (AAP) when appropriate.

Masa is originally from Japan, so he speaks English and Japanese. He came to the US in 1995. He has been working in mental health and addiction field since 1998 in a variety of settings such as hospital, treatment centers, and outpatient clinics.

His approach is laid back and utilizes sense of humor. He adjusts and integrates different therapeutic modalities holistically. He is supportive while he encourages clients for growth. He is aware that it is difficult to change while it is often required to make changes for individual and family wellness. He can be direct with so called “tough love” while he is collaborative. He believes that recovery in MH/addiction/family issues requires growth, maturity, and accountability of the person who wants to get better.

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Adoption & Fostering
  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Career
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Gaming
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Hoarding
  • Men's Issues
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$150.00 - $200.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
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Blue Cross/Blue Shield
,
Cigna
,
Humana
,
Medicaid
,
Optum
,
Tricare
,
United Healthcare
,

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
22
License(s)
License #
state
Marriage and Family Therapist
1254
Minnesota
Licensed Professional Counselor
1228
Minnesota
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
MSU Mankato
EdD
2014