We are a local clinical team — based out of Waikele and serving all of Oahu — dedicated to high quality, individualized service and supportive relationship with parents geared towards optimal care for the keiki we serve. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our participants individual needs to help attain the personal growth they are striving for.

Our mission is to provide evidence-based treatment that can transform the lives of children in their daily environment. We accomplish this by designing, implementing, and evaluating of systematic instructional and environmental modifications to promote positive social behaviors and reduce behaviors which interfere with learning and social interaction.

About Us

Ohana Mua Behavioral Therapy is committed to high quality treatment, adheres to the BACB guidelines of ethical conduct, and strives to achieve integration of clients into all aspects of the family’s life. We offer therapy and testing services for young children with developmental delays, Autism, Anxiety, Learning disabilities, attention and behavioral issues. Our therapy program curriculum is based on evidence-based assessment tools, incorporates teaching techniques based on recent empirical findings from the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), is inclusive of a variety of methods and approaches in intervention and program planning, and is reflective of the individual’s areas of need. We insure that the learner’s progress occurs through the arrangement of teaching environments which are mostly positive and ultimately stimulate the development of critical cognitive skills. We rely on the use of scientifically rigorous tools to collaborate with families in developing a plan to nurture a child’s growth and success.

Treatment & Therapy

Children Development

About Owner

Dr. Ani Nikolova holds a Ph.D. degree in Applied Cognitive Psychology from Claremont Graduate University, California and is a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Hawaii. Inspired by her passion for helping children and families deal with Autism diagnosis, she began working with children with Autism and other Developmental Disorders as an undergraduate student. She has been implementing empirically validated behavioral treatment, based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) since 1997. Dr. Nikolova is also a licensed Psychologist in the state of California and teaches ABA courses remotely as an Adjunct Faculty. She combines her training as a psychologist with her behavioral expertise to assist families in setting up evidence-based interventions that can transform the lives of children across settings. Her expertise includes early intensive behavioral therapy, psychodiagnostic evaluation of Autism and childhood disorders, treatment program development for challenging behaviors of children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism, parent training and consultation, paraprofessional training, and ABA teaching. In addition to being available for individual consultation, Dr. Nikolova offers training workshops for school personnel outlining evidence based practices in behavior management, as well as parenting workshops focused on tackling challenges faced when parenting toddlers and preschoolers. She has over 20 years of experience in the implementation of variety of treatment modalities, including Pivotal Response Training, Incidental Teaching, Discrete Trial Training, Natural Environment Teaching, and Verbal Behavior. Her therapeutic approach is founded upon a relationship based, individually focused model of treatment with an emphasis on the unique strengths and needs of each child, thus fostering optimal motivation and learning. Dr. Nikolova has conducted and published research in the areas of executive processing and memory. She is fluent in Bulgarian language and has a unique appreciation for cultural diversity.