I am licensed in Hawaii with 3+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
The three core theories that I use in therapy are as follows:
1. Humanistic Theory
2. Existential Theory
3. Solution Based Theory
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
HI LMFT MFT-788
I have been in therapy with Garrett for 3 months so far. This time has been full of major life changes and challenges for me. I believe that his non-judgemental approach and positive regard have played an important role in me getting through those events with a clear mind and little losses. Even though at times I felt that he would not get the full understanding of my circumstances, that was mostly due to me not providing the whole picture. Garrett would catch up on that once I give a full explanation. I would also say he is a very empathetic person. My experience of work with him has definitely changed my opinion about therapy for the better. Garrett would be a great therapist for a person going through the wreckage of the past whether it was left from trauma, addiction or negative experience related to mental health treatment.
Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Garrett for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching
Very receptive, understanding, and helpful.
Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with Garrett for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Garrett listens to me and helps me connect the dots. It hasn’t been an easy process to learn so much about myself, but I feel lighter inside. He challenges me to think about what I’m thinking, saying, and behaving.
Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Garrett for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
He is a very good therapist; always ends the sessions with a direction forward.
Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Garrett for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Amazingly insightful and helpful!!!
Written on May 03, 2023 after therapy with Garrett for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Garrett helped me recognize that is it normal to experience anxiety during the months leading up to graduating college. He also helped me realize that I have the strength to overcome suffering and find empowerment. I loved his calm and respectful demeanor along with his humorous attitude.
Written on Mar 19, 2023 after therapy with Garrett for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes