Dr. Ofa Hafoka Kanuch graduated with a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the APA-accredited program at Brigham Young University. She completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at the Brigham Young University Counseling and Psychological Services.
Dr. Kanuch’s work is geared towards individuals with a wide range of psychological issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, perfectionism, eating disorders, postpartum mood disorders, infertility, sexual orientation, PTSD, trauma, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. She is passionate about helping people love fully, live authentically, and find meaning, healing, and balance in their lives.
While at the BYU Counseling Center, Dr. Kanuch co-lead several groups for eating disorders, reconciling faith and sexuality (LGBTQ), general processing, anxiety/OCD, and multicultural forum. In addition to her work with the college population, Dr. Kanuch has experience working in a private practice where she did individual, couple, and family therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. She has also worked in a community mental health setting where she conducted psychological diagnostic assessments.
In graduate school, Dr. Kanuch taught several student development classes focusing on study skills and career exploration. Dr. Kanuch examined the presenting concerns and counseling utilization rates of ethnic minorities in a university counseling center. She is an advocate for breaking down the stigma around mental illnesses and seeking therapy.
Dr. Kanuch is an active member of the Utah Psychological Association (UPA) and the American Psychological Association (APA) including divisions of Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race, and the Psychology of Women.