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Ula Anderson, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Hawaii

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in HI More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Ula!

Aloha, I am Ula Anderson. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I meet my clients with warmth and look forward to helping them. I committed to providing treatment that is Culturally Competent & Trauma Informed. I have 20+ years of experience treating trauma & developmental & behavioral disorders. This provider resides in Hawaii.

My approach

I use a client-centered perspective & encourage client feedback about therapy direction. The most powerful approach I have found is sincere unconditional positive regard. I believe that the client knows themselves best, and I can help guide them to gain skills or do the emotional processing they need.

My focus

I have spent the last couple of decades treating people with sexual abuse issues and other forms of trauma. In doing trauma work, I have also treated substance abuse since they are usually connected. I have also worked with those with Autism and developmental disabilities. I have also worked with people experiencing domestic violence. I have worked with people 0-100 years old. I have treated many children and helped with parenting issues.

My communication style

My clients report that after they meet me, they feel less scared and anxious coming to therapy. I am kind and very compassionate. I ask for feedback about what helps clients feel comfortable and safe. I am not a distant professional. I genuinely care for all humans. My clients feel this right away. I also have worked with a variety of ages and cultures which allows me to meet people in their communication style. If clients want feedback, it is always expressed with care.

My journey to mental healthcare

I have always had a healing personality. I started my education to become a nurse. I had to take a developmental psychology course and enjoyed it so much that I switched my major. I do this work to help others. It's my main driving force. I would like the world to be a safer, healthier place for all humans. I can achieve this goal by being a therapist. It won't fix it in my lifetime, but the seeds I've planted will continue to make the world improve even after I'm gone.

My goals for you

I ask them what I can help them with. I can be as detailed as they would like.

My first session with you

We always start slow and figure out how they respond to being in therapy. I follow what the client is comfortable with and take it from there.

About Ula

Specialities

  • Adolescents/Teens
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism or Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Children
  • Child Abuse or Neglect
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depersonalization/Derealization (DPDR)
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief
  • Job Stress
  • Legal Stress
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Older Adult
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Panic Attacks
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Thought Disorders
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues

Methods

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Behavioral Activation
  • Child/Parent Psychotherapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Couples Therapy
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Grief Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Heart Centered
  • Holistic
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative or Integral Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Racial Trauma Recovery
  • Rogerian
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Supportive
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention

Practice

License

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) More info Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFTs, are mental health professionals trained in family systems who can diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Hawaii), and Optum

Languages spoken

  • English

Allyship

  • LGBTQIA+ aligned

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) - University of Hawaii (2002)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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