Deborah Kukahiko, LMHCA                  

What type of clients do you work with?

 

Primarily adults. I have enjoyed working with adults experiencing a mental health crisis and  seeking stabilization. I welcome spiritually inquiring and struggling individuals. Anxiety, Depression, mood disorders, and some personality disorders are all areas I have experience. I am willing to work with individuals who are in treatment for addiction as part of a team approach to recovery, in order to address mental health issues that may be an underlying factor.

 

What would you like clients to know about how you work?

 

I view relationship with self, God, and others as central to a satisfactory life. The theory that contributes to my views is Object Relations. I have found that trauma and the nature of early relationships may interfere with creating a satisfactory life. I hope to form a partnership with clients to explore the effects of the past and present.  Throughout the journey I encourage clients to articulate their feelings, needs, and values in order to form a foundation for a life which is good enough.

 

What days of the week do you see clients?

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

 

Do you accept insurance?

 

Yes

In Network: BCBS and Lifewise

Out of Network (usually higher co pays):   Aetna, First Choice, Cigna, HMA/RGA

 

My Education/Credentials

 

BA Counseling Psychology; minor Pastoral Care and Counseling

MA Counseling Psychology

 

What else are you passionate about? 

 

Family connections

Friendships

Gardening

Walking