Leilani Auna

leilani auna

M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Counselor / Disability Services Coordinator

(808) 675-3999



I was born in the Philippines and raised in Kealakekua-Kona, Hawaii. I am the mother of 8 children, ages ranging from 18 years old to 30 years old.
I have two grandchildren.
I am married to Vanley K. Auna for the past 31 years.
I love Karate, to go on walks on the beach, appreciate beautiful sunsets, enjoy spending time with family, and read a good book.

  • MS W, Accredited School of Social Work University of Hawaii- Manoa 1987
  • Kaneohe Marina Corp Air Station Family Service Center Internship 1986-87
  • Hawaii State Mental Hospital Internship 1985-86
  • BSW, Minor, Child Development Accredited School of Social Work Brigham Young University-Hawaii, 1985
Areas Of Interest
  • Post -Secondary Education for people with a disability/special needs
  • Intercultural relationships
  • Mindfulness
  • Motherhood/Career
  • Sexual Abuse/ Domestic Violence
  • Same Gender Attraction
  • Individual/ Family therapy
  • Parent/Child interaction
  • Play Therapy
  • Academic/Career Issues
Certifications & Awards
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Hawaii
  • TEAACH certified ( Treatment & Education of Autistic & Related Communication Handicapped Children)
  • MEMOS (Parenting Certification)
Professional Affiliations
  • (NASW) National Association Social Work
  • (AHEAD) Association on Higher Education And Disability
  • (A.M.I) American Mother Incorporated
Primary Theoretical Orientation
  • Person centered with an integrative approach
  • Brain-Based Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Strengths Model
  • Person in Environment