Therapist Profile

Name:
Kaleo K. Kaluhiwa, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
1060 Emeline Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060-1966
Phone:
(831) 222-0068
Website:
License Number
LMFT49142
Practicing Since:
2000
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
My approach comes from a deep respect for and a genuine curiosity in the unique journey of each of my clients. Grounded in deep listening and presence, I offer observations, inquiry, suggestions, skillful practices, understanding and encouragement that seek to empower your own self healing and growth as they align with your goals. I discover and adapt to my client's needs as we work together as a team to understand your issues, build on your strengths, uncover new ones, and find creative solutions to not only resolve problems, but to grow your happiness, wellness, authenticity and evolvement. I have been practicing therapy since 2000. I have a great deal of experience working with individuals, couples and families who represent many areas of diversity-- including racial, ethnic, immigrant, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic and health status, and spiritual or religious. I work with teens and adults as well as couples and families. I have a private practice office near downtown Santa Cruz. I have advanced training in compulsive sexual and substance use behaviors, couples counseling, mindfulness, attachment and trauma, and Internal Family Systems. My Specialties include Compulsive Problem Behaviors/Addictions, including substances and sex; Teens and Drug use Problems/Harm Reduction; Sexuality and Sexual enhancement; Gender and Transgender Issues; Spiritual and Transpersonal Approaches; Existential Issues; Depression and Anxiety; Chronic illness; Stress management; Mindfulness based counseling; Grief and Loss; Life Transitions, including Mid-Life and Aging; Couples counseling including same gender and different cultures/races; Group Work I invite you to contact me to see if I have an opening and if we might be a good fit for working together. I wish you success in finding a great therapist.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Services
Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy
Insurance
Superbill provided, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
Yes
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Masters in Counseling Psychology

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Adolescents
Attachment Therapy
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Questioning
Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
HIV Related
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
PsychoEducational
Relationships
Sexual Dysfunction
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Stress

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Attachment
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Somatic
Systems
Transpersonal Psychology
Certifications
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity
Multi-Racial

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