Aloha! Hawaii is the ultimate vacation state. Beautiful beaches, volcanoes, and so many islands to explore. If you live here, every day is a vacation. 

 

However, sometimes your mental health feels like a volcano ready to explode. If you’re hot headed, or are as blue as the ocean surrounding Hawaii, a counselor can help you get back to your roots. 

 

 


 

This is Sophia Hoskins's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 13

I have been a licensed psychotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist, in Hawaii since 2008. I have maintained a private practice on Oahu where I work with individuals, couples, families and groups to overcome challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, anger, adjustment, relationships and parenting issues . I have spent over nine years working with all branches of military on bases overseas and stateside providing care for service members with trauma, deployment, reintegration, anger and relationship issues. Through out my life I have been active w...

This is Dr. Nikita Hay's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
Psy.D.
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

My name is Dr. Nikita Hay and I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Hawai'i. Welcome and thank you for taking time to learn more about the services I can provide for you and your family. I have treated children, adolescents, and adults for several years in a variety of settings, including out-patient, residential, as well as locked facilities. This means that I have experience working with a broad range of individuals who have diverse clinical issues such as stress-related disorders, trauma-related disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, and p...

This is Dr. Kiran Syed's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
Psy.D.
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

Proverb: Pū‘ali kalo i ka we ‘ole. Translation: Taro, for lack of water, grows misshapen. Meaning: For lack of care one may become ill. Aloha, and welcome to my page! I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of counseling experience. I completed my degree at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. My pre-doctoral internship was at Asian Americans for Community Involvement in the Bay Area, and I subsequently completed my post-doctoral fellowship at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawaii. I am licensed...

This is Zachary Ehrmann's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
MAEd,MHP,LMHC
Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

Hello, My name is Zack, and I am a licensed psychotherapist practicing in the states of Hawai'i, Washington, and Wisconsin. I have been working in the field since 2011, providing mental health counseling, supervision, and consultation services across a number of settings: community mental health centers, state agencies, major hospitals, and private practice. I have been fortunate to have had a wide array of experiences in working with a diverse client population over that time, collaborating across languages, cultures, gender identities, socioeconomic backgroun...

This is Kristine Hanson's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
MA,LPCC,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Kristine and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Minnesota and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in the state of Hawaii. I received my Master of Arts degree in Addiction Counseling: Advanced Practice from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies and I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I previously worked with adult clients for nearly 5 years at a r...

This is Leah Usery's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I love helping people! I love witnessing the transformation and seeing the sparkle in their eyes return or intensify. Life is an experience that is full of unplanned, unexpected events that can be difficult to deal with- but it is all surmountable! I truly believe that once we are able to clear away some of the ego, our inner voice/higher self can be heard and that is when incredible shifts in life begin! Shifts that lead to our best selves! I am licensed clinical social worker who has received extensive training in many trauma focused modalities such CPT, CBT, E...

This is Jennifer Carter's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
MA,LMHC,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am a licensed professional counselor with 13 years of experience working with many different types of clients. My primary focus is working with clients who are victims of abuse or trauma and are experiencing PTSD symptoms. However, I also work with clients who are experiencing problems in their day-to-day lives, whether in their relationships, their emotional well-being, or their job performance. My motto for therapy is to provide unconditional regard and support. I truly believe that my role as a therapist is to create a safe space for you to work thro...

This is Cecilia Gregory's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
MSW`,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Having trouble with depression? Unable to leave the house or get out of bed? Experiencing suicidal thoughts? Feeling restless and anxious? Has COVID made it harder for you to re-engage in life now that restrictions are lifting? I I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the behavioral and Mental health field for over 8 years. I have had my own private practice for 3 years, during which time I have worked with clients suffering from substance abuse issues, as well as trauma, domestic violence, PTSD, and complicated family dynamics. ...

This is Mihoko Kusachi's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
LMHC,MS
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I feel honored when I can instill in people a sense of hope and courage to working towards a change. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I know firsthand that it takes courage to pursue an authentic life. I feel connected with you because you have taken the very first step towards a change by reading this. I believe in reciprocity in all relationships including ours (therapist-client). My role is to support and empower you to find purpose in your life. I grew up in Japa...

This is lori loftin's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 3

Aloha! Knowing when to seek help takes courage— I’m glad you are here. I am an experienced trauma therapist, specializing in EMDR and Internal Family Systems. My approach to therapy is rooted in the belief that we are all naturally adaptive, and the role of therapist is to support an individual’s inherent ability to survive and thrive. We will work collaboratively to uncover how events and beliefs from the past are impacting you today, and explore how to meet your therapeutic goals. I look forward to connecting with you!

This is Kim Soito's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a child and family therapist. I have experience working for Child Protection Services for the State of Hawaii. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and difficulties with adjustments in life. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines client-centered therapy and solution therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes c...

This is Gayle Branson's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
PharmD, LMHC, NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a clinical mental health counselor licensed in Florida and Hawaii with seven years of experience. Counseling is my second career path, as I am also a licensed pharmacist with over 28 years of experience. I have worked with many clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is to work as a team with my clients to figure out what works best for them. I be...

This is Wendy Schwartz's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Hawai’i with over 18 years of experience in the field of social work and social services. I have experience working with individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, marriage/relationship concerns, and personality disorders. Many of us develop coping strategies that, although helpful at the time, no longer serve us. These coping strategies can impact the ways in which we engage in relationships with others, our success at work, and ultimately our happiness and personal satisfaction with life. Exa...

This is Sara Watkins's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
LCSW,CSAC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

Aloha! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. It is my desire to create a safe, warm & accepting space for all the individuals I work with. I believe that feelings of belonging & acceptance are the foundation of the growth we can achieve together. Understanding my clients problems from a holistic perspective is important to me. As you share your unique story it is my goal to paint a more detailed picture of your problem within the context it has evolved & been maintained. My belief is that all problems make sense in the conte...

This is Mary Dowdle's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Hawaii with over 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and humanistic therapy. I will tailor our dialog and tre...

This is Amanda Luning's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Hawaii with more than 8 years of experience as a therapist and nearly 20 years of professional work experience with families and children. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Seeing if we're a good fit for what you're looking for is our first step!

This is Jon Gabriel's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
Specialties: Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am licensed in Hawaii with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with grief and loss and coping with life changes. We're all complex individuals with thoughts and feelings that can either fuel or plague us. You don't have to do it alone. Together we can build on the courage you've shown by coming here for therapy. I am here for you, let's do this.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Hawaii with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Aloha! I am licensed in Hawaii with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping people manage stress and anxiety; cope with trauma, abuse and depression; and restore motivation, self esteem and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and compassion. I am able to tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Remember, taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Dr. Stephen Gutknecht's avatar and link to their profile
Hawaii
Pay.D.,MBA
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical Psychologist in California and Hawaii with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist and patient advocate. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. Many patients have come from an LGBTQIA+ background. I have worked in institutional and community settings, including hospitals. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe i...

How Can Therapists In Hawaii Support You?

therapist in Hawaii can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 760096 people live in Hawaii, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for a licensed therapist in Hawaii may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of Hawaii Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reason for reaching out to a therapist can be a personal experience for each person. Many individuals work with a therapist for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a specific county in Hawaii, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed therapist tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

A few topics that therapists in Hawaii may support clients with can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp offers potential access to over 30,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency Services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How Much Does A Therapist Cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.  

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How Do I Know If I Should Get A Therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many therapists provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Hawaii can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to a therapist's office.

Does Insurance Cover Therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Private practice therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is Online Therapy Safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.