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.
Masters of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy, Seattle Pacific University 2003
License, Certifications & Awards
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
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
About.com Honolulu Military Section: Guest Blog
Choosing a Therapist.
Equine Therapy for PTSD.
Psychological Benefits and Responsibility of Pet Ownership.
Resources for Children with ADHD.
Contributor in Honolulu Family Magazine Article
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
Elizabeth Cabibi at AllTherapist.com