Aloha and welcome. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in Hawaii.
We are all on a journey called life, and on this journey, there are times when we need the help of others. I have spent the past few years helping people on their journey. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families, allowing them to deal with various challenges. These challenges range from anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, PTSD, religious issues, substance abuse, and addiction.
I believe you are the expert of your story and have many God-given strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. My approach to counseling is using psychology and family systems theory (i.e., cognitive-behavior therapy, solution-focused, and psychoeducational), integrated spirituality, and using your strengths to help address your challenges.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Body Image, Divorce and Separation, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Love, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
HI LMFT MFT-828
Al is a gift from God, truly. I am so grateful for him and he’s currently one of my greatest confidants! God has a big mission on my heart and life, so having Al in my corner at this time in my life is absolutely irreplaceable and priceless. Truthfully, I’d love to have him in my life at any stage because his wisdom and ability to hold space in various ways on various topics is incredible. Right away I felt safe, seen, held, loved, cared for, with genuine reflection, upliftment, guidance, and honest feedback. He wants and sees the best for me, and continues to call me to that in the most peaceful way possible. He’s a very strong leader and guide and I am ever grateful for Al!
Written on Nov 03, 2023 after therapy with Albert for 2 weeks
Al has been wonderful. Beyond what I thought was possible. I love this platform. The daily journal is a great idea. It keeps my therapist up to date with what’s happening with me. So much BETTER than traditional talk therapy. I have every confidence the Al is truly vested in me as his patient. I feel so uplifted and happy after each video session. Mahalo Nui Al! And likewise a big mahalo to whoever figured out Better Help. It is better help!
Written on Apr 02, 2023 after therapy with Albert for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Albert has been a wonderful blessing of a counselor. He has been helping me work through the issues and strongholds in my life both professionally, and as a friend. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking counseling!
Written on Mar 11, 2023 after therapy with Albert for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes