I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Hawaii, a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, with a specialization in mind-body approaches. Prior to private practice I have spent the last 10 years working in residential programs helping others to cope with anxiety, trauma, addiction, family conflict, and depression.
I support my clients in finding contentment with oneself and in life. I believe that our biggest struggles create the greatest opportunities for growth and healing. I believe that we have all of the answers to a greater more fulfilling life held within us, yet sometimes we need a practiced guide to help us along our path providing reflection, tools and guidance.
I have a warm and engaging style, and am passionate about helping people find innate truth, although sometimes we find acceptance and meaning in the process of wanting answers.
I agained my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Prescott College in Arizona where I specified my area of study on understanding the body-mind connection in therapy. Since then I have gained my Somatic Experiencing Practitioner certification and have been trained in sandplay and brainspotting as other ways to access greater healing.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Compassion fatigue
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Impulsivity , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Love , Somatization , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MHC-436 (Expires: 2023-06-30)