So that the people will live and thrive

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(808) 525-6255

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1441 Kapiolani Blvd.

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Honolulu, HI 96814

7:30am - 6:00pm

Monday to Friday

logo

(808) 525-6255

info@iolalahui.org

1441 Kapiolani Blvd.

Suite #1802

Honolulu, HI 96814

7:30am - 6:00pm

Monday to Friday

The child has one intuitive aim: self development

Dr. Aukahi Austin Seabury

A. Aukahi Austin Seabury, Ph.D

Dr. Aukahi Austin Seabury is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Executive Director of I Ola Lāhui.  She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Clinical Studies Program at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) with an emphasis in Community and Health Psychology and a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa Department of Psychology in Child and Adolescent Evidence Based Practice. She is a member of Nā Limahana of Lonopūhā Native Hawaiian Health Consortium and sits on the State of Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Health Workforce Advisory Board.   She provides training to behavioral health providers on the use of culturally-minded evidence based practices.

As the po‘o of Kūlana Hawai‘i, I Ola Lāhui’s weight management program, Dr. Austin Seabury provides care to Native Hawaiian and other underserved populations that is tailored to their needs and health challenges. She is interested in conducting ongoing research regarding Native Hawaiian health, as well as the effectiveness of interventions designed for delivery in rural areas.

Approach to Therapy: Change is hard. Connecting with my patient and really listening to where they are coming from helps me understand how I can support the changes she or he wants to make. I come from a culturally-minded perspective, taking the skills and strategies that I have learned such as cognitive behavior therapy and motivational interviewing and offering them where and how they are most helpful to my patients in being their best selves. Rather than trying to solve problems for my patients, I focus on helping them know that they can find their own solutions, with guidance and support so that when they’re done, they can feel confident in their own ability to live long, healthy, happy lives.  

Teaching Philosophy:  I love teaching!  We focus our efforts on helping our trainees become the best professionals they be. By using a guided experiential learning approach, we help our trainees grow in their skills and know themselves better. We practice in a safe and supportive environment so that trainees can be prepared to help anyone in front of them.