Aika Marchant is a marriage and family therapist, licensed in Texas and California. She specializes in trauma, couple therapy, and multicultural counseling. Her mother is a Japanese immigrant and her father is a white American. She grew up in Japan and moved to America when she was nine years old.Aika came from a family of teachers, so she initially pursued a career in teaching. She soon realized that she loved to get to know each student through one-on-one interactions, more than managing a classroom full of students with no time for intimate conversations. She also recognized that much of children’s behaviors were rooted in their experiences at home. As a result, she pursued to become a family therapist to utilize her skills and knowledge of children to support parents to become better parents, while enhancing their couples’ relationships.