Makana Richards


About Me

Successful therapy begins with finding a therapist you feel comfortable with. My approach to therapy is warm, empathic, hopeful, and person-centered. Clients are the experts of their lives and they will determine the direction and depth of their healing. I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment where people can share their stories and develop a deeper understanding of feelings, thoughts, patterns, and challenges. I have a passion for helping others understand their strengths, overcome personal obstacles, move towards wholeness, and thrive.

I have helped many people with a wide range of concerns including life transitions, mood and anxiety challenges, grief, relationship issues, LGBTQ challenges, trauma, domestic violence, parenting issues, blended family challenges, addictions, and self-harm. I have also worked with neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, autism spectrum, and specific learning disorders among other challenges. Through a collaborative effort with the individual, couple, or family, I incorporate principles from cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion focused therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, and solution-focused modalities to develop skills of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal connection. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

Thank you for your courage in taking the first steps towards seeking a more fulfilling and happier life. I see you. E pili mau na pomaika'i la 'oe, may blessings ever be with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...
Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #560 (Expires: 2023-06-30)