ABOUT

Our Mission:

The mission of the Mindful Living Group is to make mindfulness programs and services accessible so that people, families, and teams will experience its proven benefits. Each professional within the group cultivates a strong and compassionate mindfulness practice to help our clients achieve optimal wellness.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness means being aware of the present moment in a compassionate and accepting way with discernment and friendliness. The practice of mindfulness is learning to shift the focus of your attention to the present moment and to allow the moment to be exactly the way it is. The misconception that mindfulness is about stopping your thoughts or having a blank mind is common, but rest assured that you can learn how to shift your attention to observe your thoughts rather than to be consumed by them. The term Mindfulness was coined by Jon Kabbat-Zinn, PhD who brought the practice of Buddhist meditation to the West to be studied in a clinical setting. Mindfulness is the secular practice of meditation.

Why Practice Mindfulness?

The benefits of a regular mindfulness practice have been proven scientifically to reduce stress, improve memory, reduce anxiety and depression, increase emotional regulation, and increase empathy. Recent studies show that over only 8 weeks of practicing mindful meditation on average for 30 minutes a day creates structural changes in the brain which affect mood, attention, memory, etc. A regular mindfulness practice ultimately cultivates the ability to live in awareness, witnessing moment-by-moment your own stream of consciousness. Mindfulness practice helps us develop the capacity to see clearly what we are negatively attached to so that we can cultivate gentler forms of interdependence and end our suffering.

MEET THE TEAM

We are a mental health counseling and education group in mindful community with other healthcare practitioners. We are each committed to our own mindfulness practices so we may be more present with our clients

Jessica Brazil, LCSW

Jessica Brazil, LCSW

Founder, Group Facilitator, Psychotherapist, Yoga Instructor

Areas of Specialization

  • Spirituality & Purpose
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Life Transitions
  • Retreats & Workshops

Insurances Accepted:

  • HMSA (Commercial, Medicare, Quest)
  • United Healthcare (Commercial, Medicare, Tricare)
  • UHA
  • HMAA
  • HMA
  • Medicare
  • TriWest

Jessica is the Founder of the Mindful Living Group. She specializes in treating a variety of mental health and psychosomatic symptoms through a variety of treatment models including yoga, meditation, and the following psychotherapy models; Mindfulness, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral (TF-CBT), Solution Focused, Emotionally-Focused, and Existentialism.  Jessica was trained by the developers of TF-CBT through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and has given many talks and continuing education training events for associations, conferences, businesses, and agencies.  Read more about Jessica here

Tanya Gabriel, MA

Tanya Gabriel, MA

Mental Health Counselor, Mindfulness Instructor

Areas of Specialization

  • Mindfulness-based counseling
  • Life Transitions (Divorce, Death, etc.)
  • Positive Parenting
  • Anxiety and Depression Disorders
  • Mindfulness-Based Classes and Workshops

No insurance accepted at this time

Private Pay Rate*:

$65 for a 50 minute session

*Click here about hardship rates

Tanya is a Mental Health Counselor and Mindfulness Instructor for the Mindful Living group. Tanya provides individual and group therapy services for a variety of mental health needs. She is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and is a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. She specializes in mindful-based counseling and guided meditations for individuals and groups. Read more about Tanya here

Cailin Goodier, LCSW

Cailin Goodier, LCSW

Psychotherapist

Areas of Specialization

  • Children
  • Gender Identity
  • Veterans
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Family Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision

Insurances Accepted:

  • Alohacare
  • HMSA (Commercial, Quest)
  • United Healthcare (Commercial, Quest, Tricare)
  • UHA
  • Triwest

Cailin utilizes a combination of modalities to ensure a client centered approach with the goal being to assist individuals in making sustainable changes in their lives.  Her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as Person Centered Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy allow her to personalize treatment planning to ensure client’s individual goals are met.  Utilizing mindfulness, client empowerment and education, empathy and reflective listening, Cailin’s clients have had great successes in personal and family growth. Read more about Cailin here

River Marilou Penner, LCSW

River Marilou Penner, LCSW

Psychotherapist

Areas of Specialization

  • Adults
  • Relationship & Intimacy issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Substance Misuse
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Mood Disorders
  • American Sign Language

Insurances Accepted

HMSA (Commercial & Quest)
HMA
HMAA
UHA
UHC
Aetna
Optimum
Tricare (Pending)

River graduated from the University of Calgary, Canada in 2004. She holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work and has been practicing clinical psychotherapy in areas of trauma, relationship health, conflict resolution and personal transformation in individuals, couples and groups settings for over 13 years. River has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2014 and is in good standing with National Association of Social Workers, as well as Alberta College of Social workers in Canada.  Fluent in American Sign Language, she has coordinated family and youth clubs with the Deaf Community and has served as an interpreter for 30 years. Read more about River here 

Rachel Kushner, ND

Rachel Kushner, ND

Naturopathic physician

Areas of Specialization

  • Pediatrics & Developmental Disorders
  • Mental Health
  • Women’s Health
  • Gastro-intenstinal conditions
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Autoimmune Conditions

Rates: $125-$195

HMSA Out of Network Provider

Flex Spending & Health Savings Accounts Accepted

FREE 15 minute consultations

Dr Rachel Kushner is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and a member of the Hawaii Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Trained as a family medicine doctor with expertise in natural therapeutics, she sees patients of all ages for a variety of health concerns.  Dr. Kushner earned her naturopathic medical degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Arizona and received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Read more about Rachel here.

Neta Caspi, ND

Neta Caspi, ND

Craniosacral Therapist, Naturopathic Physician

Areas of Specialization

  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain
  • Sports Injuries & Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Chronic Stress
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Gua Sha/Graston Technique & Post-Isometric Release

No insurance accepted

Private Pay Rates:

$88 for a 45 minute session

$108 for a 60 minute session

Dr. Caspi is a licensed naturopathic physician who is excited to be offering craniosacral therapy through Mindful Living Group. She earned her naturopathic doctorate from the National University of Natural Medicine after completing her baccalaureate degree in Psychology at UC Santa Cruz. Dr. Caspi offers compassionate, present care that addresses not only physical symptoms, but takes into account the social and emotional factors that contribute to pain and illness. She takes the time to hear your story in order to really understand the root cause of your concerns. Read more about Dr. Caspi here.

David Bruce Leonard, LAc

David Bruce Leonard, LAc

Acupuncturist and Medicinal Herbalist

Areas of Specialization

  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Massage
  • Food Medicine
  • Martial Arts

Also specializing in:

  • Tropical Edible & Medicinal Plants
  • Plant Gathering Protocols
  • Nature Skills

Rates: $88 acupuncture session for limited time

David is the founder of the Earth Medicine Institute and practitioner and teacher of all five branches of traditional Chinese medicine: Acupuncture, Herbal medicine, Massage, Food medicine, Martial arts. David has studied traditional medicines with healers in Asia, North and South America, and Hawai’i. With a Master’s Degree in traditional Chinese medicine, he has a working knowledge of more than 400 traditional Hawaiian, Chinese, and Western plants. Read more about David here