Hawaii is home to many beautiful and tranquil cities, among them the CDP (or census-designated place) of Halawa. The entire area is very sacred to the local indigenous people, the Kanaka Maoli. In fact, there have even been arrests associated with practitioners of the culture and religion as they tried to pray to heal the valley.

It can often feel the same way when you try to stand up for yourself. The assistance of a counselor can help you learn to be braver, to develop a keen sense of self, and to heal. Reach out to a therapist near you today.

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Dr. James Nolan

Offering therapy in HI
License: Ph.D.
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

NOTE: At this time, I am only working by texting, or using the audio feature to leave voice texts, which I find MUCH easier than typing, and often much more personal, and connecting.....I prefer to not do video or audio sessions. I find that texting and voice texting helps the counseling process span the whole week rather than being a random one hour session which may or may not end up being the time you most need to talk. .Thanks for understanding. I know some people prefer that, but I am not offering that at this time. We all experience challenges, uncertainties, relationship issues, career and work issues, mood stuff, family stuff, or anxiety. It's part of being human during these really chaotic times. It is really smart to look for support when going through these kinds of things. Good for you... I am supportive, non-judgmental, have good advice when advice is appropriate. I have traveled a lot, and it helps me understand where many people are coming from. My clients are from all over the world. I have a good sense of humor, and I am not afraid to use it in our work. I'm very approachable and authentic. I want connect with my clients, which is even more important, working online like this. If you look at my web site, you will get more of a flavor for who I am. That's drjamesmichaelnolan.com I tend to focus on the positive, toward possibilities, toward resources and strengths. I do not spend too much time hanging out in negativity, if possible. That doesn't mean we can't talk about hard stuff--I just don't want us to hang out there for a long time before moving toward something more positive in your life. My last full-time job was as a President of a graduate school that trained Counselors. I did that for almost 13 years. I am an INFP on the Myers-Briggs, Let's get together and see what we can do to make your life feel better. I am here, waiting to hear from you... Warmly, Jim

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Robert Holliday

Offering therapy in HI
License: LMHC,NCC
Self esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

My counseling experience includes working as a school counselor, school behavioral specialist, mental health therapist, Military Family Life Counselor, and college counselor. I have experience counseling depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, social phobia, eating disorders, oppositional defiant behaviors, substance dependence, attention deficit, learning challenges, and autism. I have worked in crisis situations involving self-harm, harm to others, suicidal ideation, and bereavement. I have also guided young and older adults with academic, college and career counseling. I am a licensed school counselor, licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in Hawaii, and a national certified counselor (NCC). My approach toward counseling is solution focused and goal driven. I seek to help people develop abilities to make rational choices. I desire to promote an effective counseling environment of trust and growth.

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Jessica Lee

Offering therapy in HI
License: MFT ,CSAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger management
7 years of experience

I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in Hawaii. I have over 10 years of experience working in the mental health and substance abuse field. My clinical experience includes working in various settings with a diverse population. I have experience working with trauma survivors, individuals coping with PTSD, addiction, anxiety, and depression. I believe that therapy is a journey. A journey to foster growth, one's true sense of self and purpose. I work collaboratively with you, helping to find solutions, identify strengths, and adjust to life transitions. I utilize a blend of family systems, experiential, cognitive, and solution-focused therapies to work toward your goals. Allow me to be a part of your journey!

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kim dunlap

Offering therapy in HI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
3 years of experience

Hi, My name is Kim Dunlap, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of experience in the helping profession. I have served diverse populations with a wide range of concerns including homelessness, medical affliction, post-partum, terminal illness, grief/loss, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, relationship issues and adjustment issues. I believe that a compassionate heart could lift a cloudy day; therefore, this is the approach that guides my therapeutic journey. Life can be very complex; dealing with stressors within and/or around you can be overwhelming and difficult to do alone. My goal is to help and support you through your challenges by being warm, understanding, receptive and present. I recognize that therapy does not have a clean-cut solution for everything, which is why it is important for me to meet with you on a holistic level to better understand your needs. When one area of your life is troubled everything else is affected. As your therapist, I will focus on your biological, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Thank you for taking a big step to seek for support. I hope that I could be of value to you as you are to me through this journey.

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Kylee Romero

Offering therapy in HI
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Aloha! I have been practicing mental health counseling for 8 years. My experience has been vast, including working with forensic, adult & youth, and crisis clients. Much of my current counseling specialties are with depression, trauma, bipolar disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, and anxiety. I am passionate about working with queer individuals and provide gender affirming care. I take a client-centered/humanistic approach to counseling, understanding the bravery it takes to reach out for help. I am passionate about creating a safe place for you to share and be heard every session. I also value your feedback, so that I may consistently improve the quality of services I am providing you. I am also a current doctoral candidate, working on my PsyD. I am recently certified in EMDR, and am offering this to clients as well via video. My goal is to be nonjudgmental, empathetic, and helpful to you during this stage in your life. I consider our work to be a partnership and would love to join you on this journey. Sessions are light hearted and informal. Come as you are! You can interact with me in whatever manner you are most comfortable. Currently I am offering video, phone and text clients. My availability is during the day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, with evening hours on Tuesdays, HST. I check messages at least twice each day. Please understand that there are times where I have personal matters to attend to, which may mean you don't get an instant response. I understand that trusting a provider is of utmost importance, and I would be honored if you enlisted my help during this difficult time in your life. Clients occasionally have difficulty finding a therapist who is a good fit for themselves, or have had a prior negative experience in therapy. I completely understand these experiences and aim to provide each client with a positive experience.

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Kameron Apostol-Chinn

Offering therapy in HI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger management
7 years of experience

Hi. My name is Kameron Apostol-Chinn, LCSW. I am a firm believer that everyone on earth needs to put work into themselves, because we've all had our own life experiences and hang-ups. We ALL have something that we need to work on, and it's OK. I believe that healing and growth can happen for everyone. I also believe that, "the more we share, the more we heal". Addressing ourselves and our past is not easy, but it is always worth it in the long run. I am an Air Force Veteran with one tour to Afghanistan. I spent 11 years working in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), with six of those years providing counseling. During my time with the VA I had worked with Active Duty Military, National Guard, Reserve, and Veterans dealing with Combat PTSD, anger, anxiety, depression, nightmares, and readjustment issues. Also worked with Male and Female Veterans who have experienced Sexual Trauma. I've also gotten the chance to work with spouses of Military members and Veterans. In my time counseling and in social work, I've been able to work with individuals dealing with a number of other issues and experiences, as well. I've been able to help people address their childhood trauma, including verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. I've had the opportunity to work with individuals of all ages, sexes, nationalities, cultural and geographical backgrounds, sexual orientations, etc. I'm looking forward to working, together, with you.

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Gayle Branson

Offering therapy in HI
License: PharmD, LMHC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

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 believe in treating all individuals from all walks of life with respect and compassion. My theoretical approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy, reality therapy, brief solution-focused therapy, career/vocational counseling, and mindfulness. I will personalize our sessions and your therapeutic treatment plan to meet your unique needs and goals. It takes courage and strength to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. So I commend you for that. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Sana Anas

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in North Carolina and Hawai'i with over six years of experience working as a mental health therapist and case manager. I am also a provisionally Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist in North Carolina. I have worked with adolescents and adults who present with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, mania, psychosis, substance abuse, interpersonal relationship issues, career challenges, grief, and trauma. My therapy approach is warm and person-centered, and I always meet my clients where they are at. I implement multiple treatment modalities and utilize each client’s strengths to identify solutions and guide them to where they want to be. I have worked with clients of varying age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, education level, and socioeconomic status, and will accommodate our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I am bilingual, with fluency in English and Hindi/Urdu, and also have a professional working proficiency in French. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life, and I am proud of you for taking the first step towards change. It would be an honor to assist and support you through the next stage of your life.

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Cynthia Kim

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTDepressionADHD
16 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in both NYS and in Hawai'i, and have been in practice since 2007. I specialize in Polyvagal (integration of neuroscience and trauma-responsive approaches) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I believe that good therapy is about empowering you to change how your mind and body experience, interpret, and express the impact of stress, toxic stress, and trauma, on a neuropsychological level. Therapy is hard work, but I will be your guide throughout this process of change.

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Kathryn Trussell

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsIntimacy-related issuesEating disordersParenting issues
5 years of experience

Aloha, my name is Katie Trussell and I'm the creator of Therapeutic Eating. Nothing catastrophic has to warrant seeking a therapist, you get to be here just because. I work with individuals, couples/couples issues, and teens. I specialize in addiction, anxiety, depression and women's issues including lifestyle modifications. I help to bring comfort to the discomfort and cultivate safety where there's survival. I'll help you improve your self dialogue and hone honesty which is the root of recovery. I provide the attention & trust you deserve and encourage you toward cultivating long term contentment. Monday - Friday 9am-3pm. Bimonthly weekday evenings 4-7pm and every other Saturday 10am-2pm.

How to find counseling in Halawa

Finding the best therapist close by in Halawa can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Halawa. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Halawa, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Halawa or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Halawa area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Halawa, elsewhere in Honolulu, or in the greater state of Hawaii.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Halawa area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Halawa therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Halawa due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Halawa may not take health insurance, some in the state of Hawaii may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Hawaii you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Halawa, Hawaii working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Halawa above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Halawa helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Halawa therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Halawa therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Halawa therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in HI, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 96861 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Halawa counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists 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 feedback and advice. A Halawa licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Halawa, Hawaii can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Halawa has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Halawa:

96701, 96818, 96861

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