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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
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LMHC #MHC-527 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
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!
Kerri has been absolutely wonderful helping me navigate my current situation. She is excellent at distilling the key points of what I’m experiencing and reflecting it back to me in a gentle way. She is also excellent at reframing my experience in a healthy, coherent way