Aloha! I am a licensed mental health counselor in Hawai’i with over 5 years of experience. I have worked with various clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, dual diagnoses, bipolar, PTSD, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders. I’ve also helped many individuals who have experienced grief, self-esteem issues, and emotional abuse.
I believe in building rapport first and treating individuals with respect, compassion, and dignity. I am partnering with you on your journey to whether it’s healing, understanding yourself, or someone to process with. My approach is eclectic with a combination of client-centered, psychodynamic, gestalt, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It’s not easy to acknowledge that you need help and to seek it, but it takes courage to do so. If you are ready to take that step to a more fulfilling and satisfying life, I am here to support and walk with you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Co-morbidity, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
HI LMHC MHC-821
Lots of people go to therapy for many reasons, and some people have amazing feedback on their therapist, and some don't, and I'm glad that I have nothing but great things to say about Charnay Gima. I can be very difficult, but all I've received is patience and understanding, which helped me feel more comfortable and open. I have nothing but nice things to say about my therapist.
Written on Jul 10, 2022 after therapy with Charnay for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, adhd, and anger management
Charnay is encouraging me to make new goals while also being kind to myself about my past trauma & other issues I’m working through. I appreciate her patience & her guidance.
Written on Jan 09, 2022 after therapy with Charnay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and adhd