About Dr. Ujifusa

Dr. Ken Ujifusa has enjoyed over IMG_8290twenty-eight years experience as a mental health clinician.  His transdisciplinary career has included job titles such as: Clinical Psychologist, School Psychologist, Psychiatric Social Worker, School Social Worker and Clinical Psychotherapist.  Working extensively as both a Psychologist and a Social Worker, Ken has provided mental health services to clients of all ages and backgrounds.  His diverse experiences with clients in a wide range of settings provides Ken with a unique perspective and approach when it comes to helping others.


Career Details

A brief summary of some of the settings and clients Dr. Ujifusa has worked with include the following:

Education
Students in elementary, middle and high schools.  Colleges students in a student counseling center setting.

Hospital
Inpatient hospital settings working with adolescents and their families affected by behavior and eating disorder issues.  Inpatient units treating adults with eating disorders, addictive behaviors and chronic mental illnesses.

Rehabilitation
Serving as a State of Minnesota Rule 25 Alcohol and Drug abuse assessor, serving adults in an inpatient rehabilitation program, along with their families.  Employee assistance provider for recovering clients.

Private Practice
Private practice and outpatient settings working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families–providing psychotherapy and psychological testing, in particular.

Employee Assistance
Employee Assistance Program provider with sub-specialties that included executives, athletes, and culturally diverse clients.

Forensic
Forensic counseling with court services including court and expert witness testimony.  Previous certification as a Clinically Certified Forensic Counselor and Diplomat in Forensic Counseling by the National Association of Forensic Counselors.

 

Other Interests

I’ve always been passionate about music.  I am a bass player and have played many different genres of music including cover bands, punk, jazz and worship music.  I’m also a former member of the Twin Cities Musicians Union Local 30-73.  My current interest is using Roland’s GK synth products to create music tracks to play while I teach yoga.

I enjoy the performing arts and have had fun acting in various capacities for several decades.  I am a member of the Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and have acted on stage and in voice overs, in on-camera shoots for commercials, web sites, print ads and independent film.   My agents are Moore Creative Talent Inc. and Wehmann Models and Talent.  I received my training as an actor at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis as well as in various specialized acting workshops in the Twin Cities area.