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I am licensed in Hawaii as a Mental Health Counselor (MHC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and hold a master's degree in Counselor Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. I began working in the mental health field in 2007.
I believe the key to counseling is in developing a trusting relationship where people feel safe and respected. I help individuals identify what behaviors they engage in that are helpful and which behaviors they would like to change. I use cognitive behavior and mindfulness strategies to help individuals learn how to notice their automatic thoughts and emotions without judgement allowing them to take a step back and unpack their state of being. I aim to help individuals learn to accept and feel compassion for themselves so that they can set goals with clarity and move through life with purpose.
I have worked in many settings since beginning in the counseling field including: Inpatient treatment for teens, group homes for adults, community support for young adults in the justice system, and school based behavioral health. I believe all individuals have the capacity to improve their quality of life from where they currently stand no matter the circumstances. As your therapist I aim to be that person who helps you see the path and supports you in taking steps forward. I firmly believe that small steps taken one at a time generates a momentum that makes reaching goals and fulfilling dreams feel attainable.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Life Purpose , Self-Love Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MHC-527 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
I was, and currently am going through a very dark time with the passing of someone very close to me. I am feeling overwhelmed with strong emotions and having Kerri to talk to and guide me during this time is a relief. I can reach out at anytime with a text message if I am struggling or I can make an appointment over the phone or video chat. I am so glad that I got help and I am not doing this alone. Kerri is calm and patient and I feel comfortable with her. She helps me to "walk through" complicated and intense feelings. She has been a great help to me these past few weeks.
Absolutely amazing councilor! She has helped me get through so much and I wouldn’t be where I am without her. 10/10 recommend!
I’ve been struggling for over a decade and had lost hope in therapy. Until I started working with Kerri on my problems. She is kind and enthusiastic, and I really feel like I can open myself up to her. I’m really glad I have her support.
Kerri is very happy and uplifting in the conversations and has made me think a lot about the story I tell my self about my self. She's a great listener and has great insight.
Kerri helps me think about my thought processes in a more positive, healthy, solution based way. Every conversation I leave feeling more hope and clarity for my path and circumstances. She’s great at listening, guiding questions, and I love the check in messages she sends through the app. BetterHelp did such a great job matching me- I’ve now wanted to shared the Better Help resource with friends and family
Kerri is a great listener who provides excellent feedback on whatever topic I bring up in our conversation. She proposes insightful questions that result in answers explaining the reason why I behave/think. Thanks Kerri!
Kerri is responsive and insightful and has helped me to see my past, present, and future in a new positive and healthy direction. She is smart and kind and supportive in our communications and makes me feel heard and understood. She has helped me to re-examine my beliefs about my patterns of behavior and has shown me how I can move forward into achieving who I want to be. Thank you Kerri!