Lily Tsutsumida


Lily Tsutsumida


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Art Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 106288
Secondary Credential: ATR-BC - 16-384
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $120-180 per 50-minute session
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


2900 Bristol Street
Ste C-208
Costa Mesa, California 92626

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My Approach to Helping

I help teens who are struggling with difficult relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, disordered eating, substance use, or self-harm discover what they need to meet their challenges successfully. I help shy, quiet or introverted children, teens and adults embrace their unique qualities and learn how to work with them. I also work with people in early and long-term recovery from substance use and eating disorders as they continue to grow by cultivating balance, investing in life passions, and improving relationship skills.

For those open to it, I use art as another language in therapy, which helps to express feelings too confusing or complex to articulate in words. I use a humanistic therapeutic style and integrative techniques to help people express things they've been holding in, understand their inner worlds, and move toward their goals.

I am at ease talking about topics that sometimes feel shameful. I embrace individuality and welcome discussion of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, spirituality, and social systems. I invite you to reach out and I look forward to connecting with you.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Schema Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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