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About Me

Licensed Marriage and Family therapist

Hawaii and Washington State.

With two decades of experience in the mental health field, I have been able to work with clients experiencing struggles in various areas of their lives. Individuals experiencing difficulties with life transitions that may include moving, job change, family reorganization, or divorce, at any level of distress. I have worked in such areas as military deployment and lifestyle, child protection services from foster care through adoption, individual educational plans with behavioral components in grades preschool to graduation, and conflictual family relationships including blended families, divorce and sibling rivalry. My work in research of childhood behavioral disorders and family relationships, provides me with a unique perspective on working with children and families handling difficulties like ADHD.

Interactive. Solution-focused. Personal.

My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges and complex relationship issues. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client and family system. With compassion and understanding, I work collaboratively with each individual and family system to help them build on their unique strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

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Education

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Washington, 2000
Masters of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy, Seattle Pacific University 2003


License, Certifications & Awards

AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Licensed Hawaii Marriage and Family Therapist pvl.ehawaii.gov/pvlsearch/app
Licensed Washington Marriage and Family Therapist fortress.wa.gov/doh/providercredentialsearch/ProviderDetail_1.aspx
Certified Breakthrough Parenting Instructor, February 2011
Certified Facilitator Prepare/Enrich: September 2012
Certified Specialist Anger Management 2020
Discernment Counseling 2020

Additional Training
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Solution Oriented Brief Therapy with Challenging Children and Adolescents
Anger Management for Children and Adults
Counseling with Military Families
Hawaii Department of Education Behavioral Health Specialist
Distance Credentialed Counselor

Professional Activities and Memberships
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
WAMFT, Board Member 2019-2020
AAMFT- Hawaii Division, Secretary 2012-2015
http://www.military.com/spouse/relationships/military-marriage/active-military-marriage-keeps-divorce-at-bay.html
Contributor in Honolulu Family Magazine Article
http://www.honolulufamily.com/articles/fall-2012/learning-challenged-child-honolulu
Contributor in Military Spouse Magazine: October 2014
"Finding the Courage to Face your 4 Biggest Military Life Fears" Janine Boldrin

Video Tips for Relationship and Family Issues on MachoSpouse.com
Active Listening Skills malemilspouse.com/page.asp

verified by Psychology Today Elizabeth Cabibi at AllTherapist.com

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