Kintsugi Psychotherapy 

Michiko Mitsunaga-Whitten, LCSW



金継ぎ Kintsugi (mending with gold) is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery using gold or silver lacquer resin. This repair method celebrates an object's unique history by emphasizing its fractures and breaks instead of hiding or disguising them. Kintsugi makes the mended piece even more beautiful than the original and symbolizes the acceptance of change, honoring of difference, and power of resilience. 

Welcome! Kintsugi Psychotherapy LLC offers contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Internal Family Systems therapy for college students, adults, and groups in Boulder, Colorado. 

I value the importance of a holistic perspective when treating psychological issues and offer treatment that creates constructive and meaningful change from an anti-oppressive, liberatory lens. I work with young adults and adults who present with a wide range of therapeutic needs and welcome all genders, races, countries of origin, sexual orientations, religions, abilities, and body sizes.

Why Psychotherapy?


Find clarity of purpose and direction


Deepen self-love and empowerment 


Navigate difficult emotions, change, and growth


Experience increased connection and harmony in your relationships


Feel relief from chronic physical, mental, and emotional suffering

Client Concerns


Trauma and resilienceFamily issuesExistential concernsDepressionAnxietyPanic symptomsIssues related to race and oppressionMixed race identity developmentTransition to/from collegeRelational/relationship issuesIntegration of psychedelic experiencesPhobiasSex and relationshipsLGBTQIA+ affirmingGrief/lossPeripartum issues and pregnancy loss