Hello! I am a clinical social worker specializing in trauma focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and supportive psychotherapy. Although most of my experience is working with youth and adolescents; I also have extensive experience in working with families and couples in both the residential and community setting. Some of these areas I do specialize in are communication issues, extramarital issues, domestic abuse/violence, and general marital discord and mental illness in families. I also have extensive experience in assisting individuals who have experienced sexual trauma or who do struggle with inappropriate sexual behaviors. I have worked in both intensive treatment environments as well as community based centers to provide these and other services. I am skilled at creating an open and safe space for you process thoughts and feelings about anything ranging from traumatic or adverse life experiences to daily challenges and changes you may face. I also hope to further assist in improving relationship dynamics, communication, addressing intimacy concerns and helped with improving overall functioning of couples and families.
My main goal in working with you is to provide support and insight in coping with your challenges. I also allow you to process your thoughts to seek solutions and gain perspective when and if needed. In doing so I also use mindfulness techniques for you to gain more awareness of how you feel and cognitive behavioral therapy to identify how your thoughts can motivate or change your behaviors.
Ultimately, I will provide encouragement from a strengths based perspective to focus on what is working in your life versus what isn’t. How I can I help you, help yourself?
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Bipolar disorder
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties Read more...
LCSW-C #18451 (Expires: 2020-10-01)
Ilani is amazing...... I have learned so much about myself and my girlfriend....
We were able to do exercises that help us think collaborative ly and individually. We also were challenged to think about our decisions and face our differences
She is absolutely lovely. We strongly recommend her
Leilani listened and offered fair and sound advise for me- I would recommend her highly!