Yoko O’Brien



Yoko O’Brien is a licensed professional counselor who works with adults, children and adolescents to help them understand troubling issues and find solutions. Yoko uses psychodynamic, solution-focused and play therapy techniques.

Areas of Specialization

  • Adjustment issues
  • Depression and anxiety
  • School or work refusal
  • Poor impulse control
  • Attention difficulties
  • Mood instability
  • Impaired social functioning
  • Relationship problems

Education & Experience

  • Specialist in Education (EdS) in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University
  • MS in Community Counseling from Mercer University


Yoko completed internships at Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter and Anchor Hospital and worked at Hillside, Inc. She is currently the school counselor at Georgia Japanese Language School and Seigaikun Atlanta International School. Yoko provides services in Japanese and English.

Yoko enjoys tea ceremony, Zen gardening, hiking and classical music in her leisure time.