Meet Ami Kunimura

Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC

Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC


Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC is the founder of The Self-Care Institute.

Ami provides therapeutic support for professionals around the world who are experiencing burnout. Ami is the creator and facilitator of Resilience Over Burnout: A Self-Care Program, an in-depth online program that guides professionals out of burnout and stress cycles through research-based self-care practices. Ami is also the author of Resilience Over Burnout: A Self-Care Guide for Music Therapists.

Ami has presented on self-care and professional burnout at international events and conferences. Ami has also taught as a lecturer at UCLA and adjunct graduate faculty at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Ami has been a board-certified music therapist since 2006, specializing in mental health, trauma, and addictions treatment. Ami also holds certifications in yoga education and first and second-degree reiki, with training in mindfulness and meditation.

Ami received her BA in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University and her MA in Music Therapy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University.

Ami (pronounced ah-me) was born and raised in Hawaii and splits her time between Southern California and The Big Island of Hawaii.

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