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.

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. A regular mindfulness practice ultimately cultivates the ability to live in awareness, witnessing moment-by-moment your own stream of consciousness.

Meet Your Mindful Living Ohana

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

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

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
Cailin Goodier, LCSW

Cailin Goodier, LCSW

Psychotherapist

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

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
Jocelyn Cordero, LMFT

Jocelyn Cordero, LMFT

Psychotherapist

Jocelyn Cordero is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist providing individual, couples, and
family psychotherapy. She has over ten years of experience working with a diverse range of
clients of all ages, addressing multiple needs in various settings including anxiety, depression,
stress, relationship problems, and mild to severe and persistent mental illness. Jocelyn believes
in creating a safe and calm environment with the foundational belief that people can move
toward growth and healing and have the capacity to find their own answers. Read more about Jocelyn here

Areas of Specialization

  • Relationship Issues
  • Mental and Mood Disorders
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Trauma and PTSD

Insurances Accepted:

  • Aloha Care
  • HMSA (Commercial, Quest)
  • HWMG/HMAA
  • United Healthcare (Commercial, Quest)
  • UHA
Molly Palmer

Molly Palmer

Nurse Practitioner

Molly Palmer was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and later relocated herself in Maui.  She completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health at Colorado State University, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Oregon Health and Science University.  She is often described as active, health conscious, compassionate, and eager to learn. Finding her calling in psychiatry, she has worked as the primary psychiatric prescriber at Mental Health Kokua for the past 5 ½ years serving the Maui community.  As a Nurse Practitioner, she has experience treating Post Traumatic Stress and Trauma-Related Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, and Substance Use Disorders. Read more about Molly here.

Areas of Specialization

  • Adults
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Mood Disorders
  • Substance Abuse

Insurance accepted:

HMSA (Commercial, Quest)

Tricare (pending)

UHA (pending)
David Bruce Leonard, LAc

David Bruce Leonard, LAc

Acupuncturist and Medicinal Herbalist

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

Areas of Specialization

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

Also specializing in:

  • Tropical Edible & Medicinal Plants
  • Plant Gathering Protocols
  • Nature Skills
Joanne King, MA

Joanne King, MA

Counselor

Joanne joins us from the University of Hawaii, Hilo where she completed her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. She completed her internship there providing counseling for students, couples, and groups.

A member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Joanne is experienced in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness Based Eating (MB-EAT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Her practice is grounded in Humanistic psychology. Joanne’s work focuses on health and wellness.

Read more about Joanne here

Areas of Specialization

  • Adults & Couples Therapy
  • DBT, ACT, Mindfulness Therapy
  • Body Image & Self Esteem
  • Mood Disorders
  • Self Improvement/Empowerment
  • Entrepreneurship Challenges
  • Retreats

Who We Serve

We provide counseling, consulting, and other mindfulness services for groups and individuals. We see clients from all walks of life and tailor our services to each individual need. Whether you are facing challenges in your life or just want to enhance your existing mindfulness practice, we have the right services for you. For businesses and organizations, we provide customized programs for your group’s specific needs.

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