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1441 Kapiolani Blvd.

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Honolulu, HI 96814

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Monday to Friday

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(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. Lucas Morgan

Lucas Morgan, Ph.D

Dr. Morgan is from O‘ahu originally and went away to UMass Boston for his PhD in Clinical Psychology, where he studied mindfulness-based behavioral therapies for anxiety, as well as the impacts of social disadvantage on mental health. He returned home and completed his internship and post-doctoral fellowship with I Ola Lāhui. He focuses on mental health for older adults, their families, and with elder-care organizations including geriatricians, senior homes, adult day-care centers, and local agencies on ageing. He is passionate about the intersections of psychology, social justice, and culture. In his free time he enjoys being in the mountains and the ocean and growing Native Hawaiian plants.

Approach to Therapy: I practice mainly mindfulness and acceptance-based behavioral approaches in my clinical work. These are evidence-based cognitive behavioral approaches that also focus on helping clients change their relationship to their own unwanted internal experiences. Through increased awareness of thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and habits, and mindful acceptance of their presence in a given moment, one becomes more able to consciously choose valued actions over habitual efforts to avoid them.

Teaching Philosophy: I believe learning never stops, no matter what stage one is in. My teaching philosophy involves a balanced emphasis on the evidence-base of practice and seeking out new information along with a focus on understanding oneself culturally in relation to others and always seeking out one’s own biases.