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Owner/Clinical Director Michelle Villanti, LCSW

Michelle has over 30 years of experience treating eating disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders, has lectured and consulted widely in Maui for over 15 years. 

Medical Director

Bridget Bongaard, MD, FACP, HCMD

Dr. Bongaard is a doctor of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the Maui Medical Society. She is the medical director and  creator of the Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats.


Christine Shokorian, RD

Prior to joining Nova Luna Center, Christine was a clinical dietitian at a long-term care facility on Maui.  In addition to working at Nova Luna, she is also an inpatient clinical dietitian at Maui Memorial.

Primary Therapist

We are looking for a Licensed Masters-level Psychotherapist for Nova Luna Center's day treatment program.


Summary of the job: Under the supervision of the CEO/Clinical Director, a Primary Therapist is responsible for facilitating individual and group therapy within the day treatment model, working collaboratively with a team of clinicians to ensure all aspects of clients' treatment is person-centered and in alignment with their treatment goals. A Primary Therapist is responsible for documenting and tracking the treatment planning process of their assigned individual clients, and for administering data-collecting therapeutic instruments on a regular basis, in addition to their therapy sessions. 

Primary Therapists are assigned an average caseload of 4-8 clients at a time, and hold 1-3 group therapy sessions weekly (most likely in the evenings). The ideal candidate will be able to work 12-18 hours per week over 2-3 days, and will have experience as a primary therapist within a treatment facility context.


Expertise in the following are required, or must be quickly acquired:

  • Narrative Therapies: use of metaphor and storytelling as a means of eliciting depth and awareness of core wounds and universal themes that all humans experience on this spiritual and emotional life journey (i.e. Clarissa Pinkola Estés)

  • Background in eating disorder treatment and an understanding of the emotional/spiritual meanings that underlie the eating disorder behaviors.

  • The ability to address these behaviors through the use of somatic modalities, such as art, music, psychodrama and Internal Family Systems*.

    • while clinicians certified in other modalities are most welcomed in order to enrich the Center's therapeutic offerings, all Nova Luna clinicians are expected to learn the language of Internal Family Systems and acquire a working knowledge of it.

This will be a part-time position to start, with the opportunity to develop into a full-time position as circumstance requires.

Compensation: Hourly rate, DOE. Medical/Dental/Vision available for full-time employees.

Required education: Must be licensed in social work, marriage family therapy, or related mental health field.  Additional certification(s) in an evidence-based therapeutic modality strongly preferred.

Required experience: Minimum three (3) years experience in counseling and group therapy, with eating disorder background strongly preferred. Excellent organizational, prioritization, and interpersonal communication skills. Computer proficiency is a must for proper documentation and Center communications. Experience working within multi-disciplinary teams.

Along with their resumes, applicants must submit a cover letter that summarizes their previous clinical experience and why they want to work with eating disorders and trauma particularly. Please email info@novalunacenter.com with this information.