Mio Tsukamoto Berk

Mio Tsukamoto Berk

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology


Mio Tsukamoto Berk graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Psychology knowing that she wanted to work with adolescents in an educational setting. After exploring various fields in substitute teaching, entrepreneurial coaching, research consulting, grant writing, and serving as youth director for Japanese American Christian youth, Mio enrolled in the University of San Francisco School Counseling program to pursue her first passion, and returned to the school setting interning with the San Francisco Unified School District as a school counselor. She found her niche for college access through a fellowship with UC Berkeley, which emphasized college and career counseling for urban youth. Soon after, Mio joined The Bay School of San Francisco’s college counseling team. Mio enjoys engaging with the school community as a college counselor, student advisor, rock-climbing instructor, and staff sponsor for a number of student life committees including social events, student government, and conduct review council.


  • BA, Psychology, UC Santa Cruz

Selected Publications

  • Yeh, C. J., Aslan, S. M. E, Mendoza, V., & Tsukamoto, M. (2015). The use of Sandplay therapy in urban elementary schools as a crisis response to the World Trade Center attacks. Psychology Research, 5(7), 413-427. doi:10.17265/2159-5542/2015.07.004.