Meet The Team

Clinical Psychologist & Licensed Sexologist and Presenter

Dariusz P. Skowronski Ph.D.

I am very devoted to psychology, human sexuality studies, and mental well-being, working both in a clinical and academic setting. I offer high expertise in a wide range of marital, relationships, gender and sexuality issues, sex education and sexual development, sexual health and satisfaction, sexual disorders, sexual addictive behaviors and sexual abuse. I am also passionate about cross-cultural psychology with a special emphasis on international couples and marriages. I believe that the purpose of life is to find your calling and sharing together the best you can offer to others.

Clinical Psychologist

Sachiko Yamashiro M.A.

As your therapist, my role is to assist you in finding your own way to live your life. I may recommend psychological testing if it will clarify your situation and yourself from more objective viewpoint. Through therapy sessions, I will assist you in acquiring new insights and awareness about yourself, to be able to bring about new positive changes in your family and in your life.

Clinical Psychologist

Sachiko Yamashiro M.A.

As your therapist, my role is to assist you in finding your own way to live your life. I may recommend psychological testing if it will clarify your situation and yourself from more objective viewpoint. Through therapy sessions, I will assist you in acquiring new insights and awareness about yourself, to be able to bring about new positive changes in your family and in your life.

Clinical Interpreter

Jina Sunahara

Jina is a Japanese/Iraqi mix who grew up in Tokyo. She is bilingual in Japanese and English. (Can understand very little Arabic too.) She graduated from Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) majoring in Psychological Studies in 2014.
As she was surrounded by multiple cultures from a younger age and experienced it herself by having family and friends of different countries/cultures, she is interested in a cross-cultural relationship and how that influences people’s communication styles. Also, she is interested in mixed-race individuals who grew up in an international environment and how their thinking, behaviors, or identity changes in different contexts or over time/age.
Currently, she works as a TA at TUJ for psychology courses related to gender studies, especially on women’s attitudes and behaviors in society.
She loves to interact with children and enjoys volunteering at an art camp for children held by the Nonprofit organization in Tokyo.
Research and IT

John Andrews

John is an American who has been living in Japan for a total of 6 years. He graduated from Rhode Island College with a bachelors in Psychology and a focus on pre-medicne.

He is currently the main research assistant at Bright Life working with such schools as Sophia, Meiji, and Temple.

John also handles the bulk of our IT tasks, the website blog and most other creative works at Bright Life. This includes photography and design (including this website).

Research and IT

John Andrews

John is an American who has been living in Japan for a total of 6 years. He graduated from Rhode Island College with a bachelors in Psychology and a focus on pre-medicne.

He is currently the main research assistant at Bright Life working with such schools as Sophia, Meiji, and Temple.

John also handles the bulk of our IT tasks, the website blog and most other creative works at Bright Life. This includes photography and design (including this website).