Airi is a Japanese with a multicultural background. She grew up in Indonesia, Hong Kong, and China and went to Japanese schools overseas. After returning to Japan, she wanted to be able to communicate with people from different countries or cultures, which led her to enroll at Temple University Japan Campus (TUJ). Her journey to psychology started by taking Dr. Skowronski’s Human Sexuality course at TUJ, which led her to switch majors and graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Psychological Studies in 2022. Since then, her passion for psychology has never ceased.
She is currently interested in cross-culture, attachment style, and self-disclosure in romantic/sexual relationships. Her capstone thesis was the impact on cultural experience and interpersonal sensitivity in self-disclosure among Japanese returnees.
At Bright Life Counseling, Airi is a clinical assistant/interpreter involved in administrative work and daily clinical/educational activities. Apart from Bright Life Counseling, she works for a non-profit organization in Tokyo. She enjoys going to sauna and visiting islands in Japan in her free time.