Meet Tenley Fukui, MA, LPC

Tenley Fukui, MA, LPC

Thank you for exploring my web site. Here is some information about me and my clinical perspectives that might be helpful in your search for a therapist.

I have treated clients as an LPC-intern since 2002 and opened my private practice in 2006. I specialize in the treatment of Chronic Pain, anxiety (Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Insomnia, Alcohol Addiction, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) both military and civilian, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Smoking Cessation and Weight Management. I also am certified in Clinical Hypnosis by The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

While earning my Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from The University of Houston-Clear Lake I interned at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in their Chronic Pain Clinic and their Trauma Recovery Program (PTSD). Before starting my private practice I worked in several outpatient Chronic Pain Clinics, an inpatient rehabilitation unit for addiction and a Partial Hospital Program for treating the Chronically Mentally Ill.

My previous Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved research for “Hypnosis Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain” was published in The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. My second BCM IRB approved study entitled “A Randomized Controlled Trial of Hypnosis Compared with Biofeedback for Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain” was published in The European Journal of Pain. Click here to hear VA Physical Medicine and Rehab (PM&R) podcast explaining the study. I am the only clinician approved to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome via Clinical Hypnosis in Houston, since I was the hypnotherapist for an IBS and Hypnosis study at the Michael E. DeBakey VAMC. I am listed as a provider on the IBSHypnosis.com web site. In addition, I was a hypnotherapy consultant for the “Treating Chronic Low Back Pain” and “Treating Chronic Knee Pain” studies for the National University of Singapore (2012). I was President of the Bay Area Mental Health Providers Network (2009) and President of the Biofeedback Society of Texas (2013-2014) and was their Program Chair (2014-2015). I also was a provider for Cancer Counseling (2007-2011).\00

Click here to hear VA Physical Medicine and Rehab (PM&R) podcast explaining the study.

PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY AND METHODS

Over the years my primary based practice approaches are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Behavioral Therapy, although I use other modalities as needed.  I focus on mind-body approaches and am skilled at working as a member of an inter-disciplinary treatment team.  Since I am a researcher and a clinician, I am heavily evidence-based in my treatment approaches.  I also incorporate Clinical Hypnosis, Biofeedback, Neurofeedback and Audio Visual Stimulation (AVS) as adjuncts to psychotherapy treatment.

ISSUES/DIAGNOSES TREATED

Particular applications with which I have had success in treating adult patients include:

  • Anxiety Disorders (Panic, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Phobias, Post Traumatic Disorder, Stuttering, etc.)

  • Chronic Illness (Cancer, Apnea, Hypertension, Tinnitus, etc.)
    Chronic Pain (Chronic Low Back Pain, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Headache/Migraine, Raynaud’s disease, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Cancer Pain, Fibromyalgia, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardic Syndrome,  Other Pain/Injuries)

  • Dissociative Identity Disorder
  • Habit Disorders (Skin Picking, Trichotillomania, etc.)
  • Hot Flashes
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Paruresis
  • Sexual Dysfunction (Erectile Dysfunction, etc.)
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Management
  • Tinnitus
  • Tourette's Tics
  • Warts
  • Weight Management

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Counseling Association
  • American Pain Society
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • American Psychological Association
    (also Division 30 Hypnosis)
  • Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
  • Bay Area Mental Health Providers Network
  • Houston Group Psychotherapy Society
  • Houston Licensed Professional Counselor Association

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Professional Counselor for the State of Texas
  • Certified in Clinical Hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Certified in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback by the Stens Corporation