About Me

Rhesa R. Kaulia- PhD, MFT, CSAC, EMDR, CPTT

I’m kama’aina (born and raised in Hawai’i on the North Shore of O’ahu). I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Creative Writing at the University of Redlands in Southern California. I then graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master of Counseling degree, emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have also completed additional post-graduate coursework and internships at Argosy University. I am currently completing my Ph.D.  in Marriage and Family Therapy through Northcentral University, a COAMFTE accredited school.

I am licensed to practice Marriage and Family Therapy in the State of Hawai’i, and am a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists- Hawaii Chapter (AAMFT-HI).

I have been in the counseling field since 1993 and in private practice since 1996. My experience includes working with teens and adults on substance abuse issues, running residential programs for those in recovery, working in and running group homes for teens, working in the juvenile and adult prison and court systems, providing treatment for adult sex offenders, working at in-patient treatment facilities with serious mental illnesses (both with teens and adults), creating and running functional life skills programs for Autistic children, working in and out of homes with families and couples as well as establishing a private practice.  I have extensive experience working with the Family Court system providing co-parenting therapy and Parenting Coordination. Further, I have provided training on cognitive restructuring, social and life skills training, as well as Parenting Strategies for Children who Witnessed Domestic Violence. I also provide supervision and hands-on training for aspiring Therapists. My experiences have led me to Cleveland, Ohio, the San Bernardino County in Southern California and all over the State of Hawai’i.