"Because you and I need to believe in ourselves more than we believe in discouraging and hopeless messages; THAT is why I work with individuals and their families. Together we can create a nurturing and supportive environment so we can examine the extent of the damage. We will repair broken building blocks in order to create stronger bridges to a better today and tomorrow. Until you have learned to believe in yourself, I would be honored to hold a sacred space so you may develop this essential skill. I believe in you; soon you will believe in yourself too.

You will learn how to utilize mind (talk, play, explore), body (movement, nutrition, sleep, and exercise), and spirit (mindfulness, hope) to heal from the past, act in the present, and cultivate a healthy future. The end result will be a mastery of your personal self-believing, family connectedness, and daily life successes; all by your own hands, heart, and head.

One cannot exist (yin) without the other (yang). I strive to harmonize all contrasting sides in order to promote a beautiful equilibrium between mind, body, and spirit, or professional and personal, struggles/weakness and strength, or past, present, and future. This approach promotes wisdom, acceptance, courage, and strength within each individual and each family."

Vishwani (Deepa)Ram-Souza is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). She specializes in working with families, couples, and individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Deepa completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology / Argosy University, Twin Cities, Minnesota. She is co-owner and Trauma Recovery Therapy provider at Elemental Guidance, LLC.

In addition, Deepa currently serves as Chair of the Social Media Committee and East Hawai'i Chapter Representative for American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy - Hawai'i (AAMFT-HI). She hosts monthly gatherings for professional networking and community building.

Issues treated in Trauma Recovery Therapy (R):

anxiety, panic attacks, rage, depression, eating, sexual issues, cutting, divorce, isolation, substance abuse ,grief and loss, neglect, abandonment, worry, impatience, irritability, hopelessness, anhedonia, family conflict ,manic emotions, procrastination,, loss of self-worth, hoarding, social anxiousness, violence, auto-immune issues, feeling 'stuck', lack of motivation, stinkin' thinkin', existential purpose, ....among a few.

"Bi-polar is a just a fad or label. It indicates what is hidden deep below. Don't stop at a label. Explore the reason and purpose for these manic highs and lows."