"I am here to help you stop running and start living!Your healing is a journey that needs a strong co-pilot!I use techniques I learned working with world renowned professionals, including being fully trained in EMDR, (EMDRIA) a trauma resolution technique."""Live in the World of Possibilities" I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in practice for over 25 years. I love working with Individuals, Couples, Families with children/adolescents or small groups of people who find life challenging and/or difficult in any way.People are born healthy with a natural capacity for living life well.
As a solution-focused therapist, I will help you achieve your goals by helping you uncover your inner strengths and resources so you can reach your true potential.I specialize in deep trauma work (emotional, sexual, spiritual, relational, and physical) when other types of therapy have not worked for you.I use EMDR as one of my primary tools for trauma work where possible to hasten healing.With power therapies fueling rapid breakthroughs, change can even be fun!In addition to dealing with emotions in a compassionate way, by attending to the mind/body connection via the energetic/nervous system, we can reconnect with innate ability to self-heal and function optimally.I work to understand what my clients are struggling with and what outcome they want.As a therapist I believe my own personal and professional growth is very important as it keeps me in a place of curiosity that is my main stance with my clients.""I work with people who are committed to recover from depression, anxiety, addictions (chemical and behavioral), PTSD, relationship issues, sexuality and death and dying issues.Being born and raised in Hawaii, I have a lifelong appreciation of the cultural differences that define our islands, and have also gained extensive experience working with military children and families.I have been working with children and families on Oahu for over 10 years.""My name is Alicia Banda, and I am a wife, mother, therapist and educator.Put more simply, get free from obstacles and pain and begin to enjoy achieving your goals while reclaiming vibrant expression of your unique personal potential!""Healing is an inside job--that happens in a safe interpersonal context.