Couples Therapist

Mimi Chough , MA, LMFT

We are all faced with times in our lives when we need a helping hand to get back on track.  I work collaboratively with my clients to empower them with the skills and strategies they need to feel forward progress.

I work with couples and individuals 14 years and older. I am specially trained to treat trauma, grief and loss and would love to work with you on your journey.  My special interests include working with military and veteran families and treating PTSD in the family system.  I utilize EMDR and Internal Family Systems (IFS) for treating trauma. I believe that we can all heal and learn when given the tools, compassion and support that we need.

I am passionate about finding healing and understanding within the relationship through the Gottman Method and using IFS Therapy.  I work with couples and individuals who are in difficult relationships and are looking to get out of the rut and back into connection. I help couples to build skills and revive relationships that are suffering. We will collaborate and work as a team to create safety to be heard and space to be seen and understood in a depth that fosters connection and compassion.   I have also been trained in Discernment Counseling for couples who are considering divorce and dont know where to turn.

I invite you to bring your strengths, resiliencies and grit (and sense of humor) into our work. Change can be hard. We will create a plan that works for you and we will pull together to reach your goals.  I would be honored to support you.

Areas of Specialty

I work with couples and individuals 14 years and older.

  • Relationship and Family issues
  • The Gottman Method for Couples Therapy
  • Couples on the Brink – Discernment Counseling
  • EMDR & IFS- Trauma Healing
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD
  • Life Transitions and Empty Nesters

Experience & Training

Bachelor of Arts Degree, St Louis University

Master of Arts Degree, Regis University

Doctoral Student in progress, Chaminade University

Internships in Eating Disorders, Military Counseling and Equine Therapy

Leadership roles in Military Counseling and organizational retreats

Additional trainings include:

Bueler Institute – Certified Sex Therapy training program (in progress)

Strong Star Initiative CPT Certification

Trauma treatment and Telehealth Certification Course

On the Global Coronavirus Crisis – Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals

Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory in Trauma Treatment

Colorado Legal and Ethical Issues for Mental Health Clinicians

Complex Trauma Certification Level 1 & 2 – Janina Fisher

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Intensive Training and Certification Course

Certificate Course in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Sue Johnson

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Intensive Training Course

Certificate Program in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens

Certificate Program in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Clinical Practice

Gottman Couples Method Level 1 & 2

Gottman Method Treating PTSD and Affairs

Gottman Method Treating Addictions

Acceptance and Commitment Theory

Positive Psychology coursework

Internal Family Systems – Inner Circle Training Program

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Training Program

EMDR Basic Training and supervision toward certification

Ethics: A Comprehensive look at Today’s Issues course

Mimi Chough , MA, LMFT

(808) 451-3960

Center for Healing & Transformation, 767 Kailua Rd, Kailua, HI 96734