Mariana Ferrari-Elzaurdia, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kilauea
Most of us experience times when we need help to deal with problems and issues that cause us emotional distress. If you are having a problem or dilemma that is making you feel overwhelmed, you may benefit from the assistance of an experienced, trained professional. Mental health professionals offer the caring and expert assistance that people need during stressful times. As a Marriage and Family Therapist the focus of my work is to understand my clients' symptoms and interaction patterns within their existing environment. I am trained to work with people focusing on how they relate to others.
I am licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems. I work with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents, providing support and a fresh viewpoint as people struggle with life's changes. I offer a safe environment, all discussions are confidential.
If you have tried several things on your own without success, if you have thougths about harming yourself or others, or if you have symptoms of depression, anxiety, or any other disorder that interfere with your daily functioning and the quality of your life please call a licensed professional for help!!
Call or Email Mariana Ferrari-Elzaurdia for a free consultation now - (808) 784-7907


  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: Argosy University
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • License No. and State: MFT-237 Hawaii


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aloha Care Quest
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • HMAA
  • HMSA Quest
  • TriWest
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: University of Hawaii / Substance Abuse & Addictions
  • Certificate Date: 2005

Mariana Ferrari-Elzaurdia's Groups

Active Parenting for Stepfamilies

Active Parenting for Stepfamilies in 3 is a program to help parents and stepparents raise children in the challenging stepfamily environment. It teaches how to use powerful communication and negotiation skills to strengthen marriage and family. It is a video based program to help new couples work together to build a new stepfamily. In just three sessions, parents and stepparents will learn about stepfamily living, how to turn differences into opportunities and about how to encourage stepfamily success. It is also helpful for foster parents, adoptive parents, single parents and others affected by loss and change.

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Active Parenting Now

Active Parenting Now in 3 combines video, activities and discussion to help parents raise responsible children who are able to resist negative peer pressure. It is designed for parents of children 5 to 12. The program demonstrates non-violent discipline techniques, positive communication and effective encouragement skills. It features families of different races and configurations. In just 3 sessions parents will learn techniques to improve family communication and cooperation, effective non-violent discipline techniques, how to teach responsibility and about power, courage and self esteem. An additional discussion session featuring common-sense, proven parenting techniques can be added to complement program.

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Active Parenting of Teens: Families in Action

Active Parenting of Teens provides a unique approach to improving parent-child interaction and strengthening our youth against the risks they face every day. This program can be used with parents and teens together, with teens alone or with parents alone. Teens will learn communication, self respect and conflict-resolution skills. It also addresses prevention issues. Combining entertaining video, group discussion and high energy activities for the teens, this program will teach both groups how to communicate effectively, get along better, and avoid problems (including drugs, alcohol, sex and violence). Research proves it's effective!

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  • Child or Adolescent
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
Alternative Languages: Spanish


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Play Therapy


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2017
Mariana Ferrari-Elzaurdia, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Kilauea

Mariana Ferrari-Elzaurdia

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT