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?
In Network: BCBS and Lifewise
Out of Network (usually higher co pays): Aetna, First Choice, Cigna, HMA/RGA
BA Counseling Psychology; minor Pastoral Care and Counseling
MA Counseling Psychology
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