I am licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Alaska with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
My therapy style and approach mainly draws from Meaning Centered Psychotherapy with a Psychodynamic and Person-Centered focus. I utilize different modalities from Positive Psychology; Mindfulness; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT); Strength-Based Therapy to empower my clients to face challenges and overcome problems they have.
It takes a lot of power and courage to work toward a more fulfilling and happier life. I am here for you if you are ready to take that step and you feel I would be a good fit for you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Traumatic Brain Injury, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AK LPC 188767
Great therapist. Knows what type of questions to ask.
Written on Sep 02, 2023 after therapy with Ku'upuamakamae for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
From the first session, she's been very reassuring in being an active and thoughtful listener. No pressure on your part to convey information or feel uncertain about sharing personal details about your past.
This is coming from someone who's never done therapy before, and I have to say it's been such a relief to speak with a professional who takes the time to understand your position. I found her insights to be life-changing and thought-provoking. There are techniques I continue to exercise to this day.
If you've ever had trouble speaking with a professional because they made you feel misunderstood, unheard, or gave negative reception, I highly recommend Ku'upuamakamae Nalua'i. She's both professional and wonderful to work with.
Written on Jul 04, 2023 after therapy with Ku'upuamakamae for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Very easy going and easy to talk to. I definitely felt very comfortable talking about almost any topic! I appreciated all the help I received.
Written on Mar 19, 2023 after therapy with Ku'upuamakamae for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
This has been the third therapist I’ve spoken with. She really connects with you when you speak with them. She’s attentive and will push you to fight for yourself through the hard and easy. I’m really enjoying our sessions.
Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Ku'upuamakamae for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue