Last updated: 3/21/2020

Anita Laviola, LCSW, CSAC (808) 281-2340
Last Updated: 3/21/2020
Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1991 Certified Substance Abuse Professional since 2001

Years of Experience: 28

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


HI - LCSW [3041]
HI - Chemical Dependency Professional [1112-02]

Credentials and Certifications:
Certified in Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Certified Level II Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC)
Divorce Mediator
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)

Anita Laviola has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1991.  My specialties are in substance abuse issues, co-dependency and family effects; anxiety/PTSD; sexual assault; depression; trauma; grief and loss; eating disorders and other compulsive disorders--shopping addictions, debtor issues--family therapy and negotiating life transitions. I work with children, adolescents and adults in individual, couples, family and groups.  Working with mothers and fathers with their teenagers to minimize the tensions around issues of adoldescense, independence, dating, future planning is of particular interest to me. Seeing people's transformations, growth, becoming resilient and free to live their lives as fully as they want, is my goal. As an artist, I understand the complex dynamics of creativity and blockages to one's process, as well as, this being a vehicle to personal growth.  Trained in EMDR, NLP and EFT for use in trauma resolution, substance abuse, panic attacks and anxiety. Chemical sensitivities, allergy and asthma related issues are a focus of mine. 

Please do not wear fragrances or scented body oils for your sessions as there are many, including myself, with sensitivities and asthma at our practice sites. Thank you for your understanding and consideration for this request.  

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Maui Counseling Group
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 281-2340

Contact: Anita Laviola

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: N/A
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 1 days

Anita Laviola, LCSW,CSAC LLC
Wailuku, HI 96793  

(808) 281-2340

Contact: Anita Laviola

Office Hours:
Mon: By appointment
Tue: By appointment
Wed: By appointment
Thu: By appointment
Fri: N/A
Sat: N/A
Sun: N/A
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 1 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 1 Hour
Weekends: 2 Days

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Telephone Counseling

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Aging Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Bipolar Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder Couple or Marital Issues Depression Eating Disorders Family Issues Gender Identity Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Parenting Issues Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Self Abuse Sexual Abuse/Rape Sexual Orientation Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Career/Employment Concerns Child Abuse and Neglect Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Infertility Learning Disabilities Men's Issues Pain Management Personality Disorders Phobias Psychoses/Major Mental Illness Psychosomatic Runaways Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Contemplative Dream Work or Analysis EMDR Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Ericksonian Existential Psychotherapy Feminist Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Mindfulness Based Approaches Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Psychoanalysis Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Psychodynamic Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Somatic Experiencing Systemic Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Other theoretical approaches:
Art Therapy Behavioral Body Centered Psychotherapy Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Expressive Therapy Focusing Gestalt Holistic Humanistic Imago Relationship Therapy Information and Referral Intervention (Alcohol, Drug, Gambling Addiction, etc.) Jungian Mediation Meditation/Relaxation Neurofeedback Parent Guidance Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Play Therapy Prevention Psycho-Educational Psychodrama Relational Satir Sports Psychology Thought Field Therapy (TFT) Transpersonal Psychology
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual
Other methods:
Group Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)
Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Diabetes Entertainment Industry First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT) Gifted Grandparents Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Obese or Overweight Step Families
Adopted AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Disabled Learning Disability Military/Veterans Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) Offenders/Perpetrators Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc) Suicidal Transgender Twins Unemployed
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu Jewish LDS/Mormon Muslim

Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Armenian Asian Brazilian Caribbean Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Native American Pacific Islander
Arabic Haitian Portuguese Russian
Professional Associations
American Substance Abuse Professionals National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: N/A
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: N/A

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Information & Referral

AlohaCare Hawaii Medical Service Association (Preferred Provider Plan)
American Behavioral United Healthcare
APS Healthcare United HealthCare (Options PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP) University Health Alliance (UHA Plan 600)
CIGNA HealthCare US HealthCare
Hawaii Management Alliance Association (PPO)