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Frederica Banning

Offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,ACSW,C-IQ Conversational Intelligence Coach
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGrief
25 years of experience as a therapist

Aloha as we say in Hawaii! My nickname is 'Rickie' and I would like to welcome you to BetterHelp. You have taken an important first step in reaching out for counseling help. A little about me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with licenses in VA and HI. I hail from the East Coast originally, and have lived in Hawaii for about ten years. I have 25+ years as a psychotherapist, working with adults. I have worked with a diversity of client populations, ranging from working with the military, LGBT, women's groups, and clients in specialty areas around healing with relationship challenges, self-esteem and building self-confidence, grief and loss, anxiety and stress reduction, managing change, depression, substance abuse, especially alcohol abuse and family impact, incest, trauma, and eating disorders. I draw from several therapeutic styles, including solution-focused, integrative which combines person-centered and psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and Gestalt. I value insight and goal-setting as keys to behavioral change. I can also share with you that I’ve trained with some of the best as mentors and trainers, including Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross-the world's leading authority in grief and loss work, and Virginia Satir-the world's leading expert in family systems and couples work. A fun fact about me: I went up in a hot air balloon to celebrate my 30th birthday! Now let’s talk a bit about your counseling… In these first days and weeks, the process may feel slow at times, but we need to build trust so that I may sync my style to your needs so that you can best achieve your goals. The BetterHelp counseling space is where you have your voice, it is your safe space to express and where you are free to ask questions and freely share about how our process is flowing. Whether this is your first time or not in counseling, it is important that you be open about how things are going. If you are new, I will explain the counseling process along the way. Remember that I am your guide to inspire you forward but you are always in charge of your healing journey. When life knocks us down, we all need a warm heart and safe space where we can sort things through. I am here to help, whether you are navigating life challenges, repairing relationships with yourself and others, healing loss, or building change resilience. Reaching out takes courage. A committed counseling journey leads to healing and peace. I could share that I trained with Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and Virginia Satir. I would rather say that I listen to connect, not to judge or reject. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”-African Proverb. Reach out. Let’s explore, together!

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Eric Castonguay

Offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): LCHMC (VT), AAP (VT), LPCC(NM)
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
11 years of experience as a therapist

Whether you are a teenager, an adult, a family or a couple, life in general can become overwhelming and confusing. It can be helpful to work with someone on difficult and vulnerable issues you are experiencing. I support people with complicated life situations, substance use concerns, and those with family and romantic relationships that are experiencing hardship. I support people in healing, growing and developing the skills, motivation, and capacity to overcome their obstacles. I offer an engaging, active, and creative therapy approach to your individual, family, or relationship goals. Exploring and processing your joys and challenges are as equally important as developing a plan to create the change you want to see in your life. I will help you, your family or your relationship every step of the way. I strongly believe finding a great match is very important when looking for a therapist. Feel free to reach out. We can talk about what you are hoping to achieve and decide whether what I offer fits with what you believe is going to be helpful. I am happy to connect, answer any of questions or inquiry. I look forward to working with you soon.

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Yvette Skope

Offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience as a therapist

Aloha, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist on The Big Island in the State of Hawaii (LMFT). I have been working in Intensive In Home Services with youths and their families for over 6 years. Before that I was working in adult mental health utilizing therapy and case management cohesively. I draw eclectically from the theories focusing mostly on Solution Focused, Structural, Narrative and Collaborative. I believe we all have narratives we would like to change or adjust, it is at times challenging to find the best way to navigate in this direction. Our intentions are honest and genuine, and that is where it all begins to set this in motion. Person Centered is another familiar approach I utilize as I meet my clients where they are currently and serve as a catalyst for their personal change in their journey. I also utilize shadow work and inner child work into therapy sessions. I have a Bachelors in Psychology from UH Hilo. I have a Masters in Family Therapy from Argosy University. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have also been involved in various practicum and clinical training opportunities including grief/loss, Internal Family Systems training, Cognitive Behavioral Work, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Sand Tray therapy. I believe that we need to feel heard, to feel safe, and to be provided a space to tell our story. As reaching out for support can be scary and intimidating. I am here to hold space for you and to allow for the change to root, intention to be heard and for your journey to change.

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Cherie Felzer

Offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
11 years of experience as a therapist

Life is a journey of continually coming home to ourselves. Come home to yourself. to your soul. I have spent the last 20+ years working and playing with conscious personal growth, traversing pathways of dark and light, with 15+years of dance and movement meditation as my main spiritual practice. Throughout many years of traveling, I have learned so much from life, different cultures, and teachers of indigenous traditions, and finally, moved to the bay area in 2007 to pursue graduate studies in somatic counseling psychology, and complete licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy. Since moving to the bay area, I have deepened my relationships with movement, worked somatically with elders living with dementia, business and law students, women in recovery, war veterans, rites of passage with youth and in nature with children. It has been through these lenses that I learned the most about how to be with, accept, and move through stuckness, struggle, and transition. My personal experiences all inform me, offering a greater perspective, and are woven together with my training to create a truly unique practice for us to explore together the magic of the healing journey. I offer this wisdom and experience to you, from my own struggles, so that you know you don't have to do this alone. In a session, I will be your companion as we explore together the best way for you to move forward. I offer a calm, solid presence and reverence & joy for life, inviting and supporting you to be with and move through stuckness, struggle and chaos, inspiring and guiding you to listen to your body & connect to yourself, others & the earth so that you can find lightness, freedom, and aliveness, and help you live your purpose meaningfully in the world with integrity and authenticity! I am here to remind you of your deep connection to the earth, so that it may be a resource for you in times of need, holding you and guiding you, teaching you how to be gentle with yourself. It would be an honor to be a companion along your path. You have the map. I can help you read it.

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Ashley Thompson

Offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a therapist

We all have a story in this journey called life. I am a compassionate and well versed Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Doctoral Student studying Clinical Psychology. I have experience counseling active-duty military, veterans, individuals with various concerns including depression and anxiety. It is my desire to see each of us gain tools, insight, and self-awareness to help us thrive. I have an empathetic and non-judgmental therapy style. Treatment approaches includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidenced based intervention proven to improve mental health and emotional regulation. I can provide a safe, supportive environment to help you continue your story and achieve your goals through a variety of therapeutic modalities. Let me help you create a healthier, happier, and fulfilling life.

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Dr. Clifford Green

Offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): PsyD,LCSW
AddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorder
8 years of experience as a therapist

Aloha! My name is Dr. Cliff Green, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Honolulu, HI. I also hold a doctorate in clinical psychology in addition to graduate and undergraduate degrees in social work with a focus in behavioral mental health. Although I have received training and education in a multitude of treatment approaches and theoretical modalities, my years working as a social worker and psychotherapist have taught me that people can benefit most from an integrative and individualized intervention approach that is tailored to meet their distinct and unique needs. I have extensive experience working with forensically encumbered individuals and have developed specializations in the treatment of trauma, particularly those with a history of sexual trauma, as well as serious mental illnesses (including bipolar and depressive disorders, anxiety/panic disorders, schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorders, and suicidal ideations or a history of suicide/parasuicidal gestures and self-harm behaviors), substance use disorders, anger management, as well as personality disorders, especially antisocial, histrionic, and borderline personality disorders. As a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, I am very well-versed in addressing the issues most salient to this population, among which include sexual or romantic orientation, gender identity, queer/genderqueer identity, asexuality, intersex individuals, and internalized homo-/transphobia (not an exhaustive list). Moreover, I am experienced in treating couples and relationship issues, in addition to issues related to sexuality and sexual dysfunction (infidelity, non-monogamous/polyamorous folks, BDSM, kink, sexual desire discrepancy, out-of-control sexual behavior/sex or pornography addiction, low or diminished sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, premature/delayed ejaculation, anorgasmia, vaginismus/dyspareunia/vulvodynia). I believe in a collaborative therapeutic relationship that utilizes a combination of techniques and methodologies to help you live a happier, healthier life. I am passionate about empowering those I work with and helping people to rediscover their own strength and reclaim their sense of agency by employing empathy to focus on building insight and resilience, reinforcing coping skills, and working toward positive, lasting change. Mahalo for the opportunity to work with you on your journey of self-discovery and healing.

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Michele Rockett

Offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): MSSW, LCSW,Michele Rockett
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience as a therapist

Aloha, I am a licensed clinical social worker in Hawaii with over 13 years of experience providing therapy and psychoeducation. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, career challenges, self-esteem/confidence, major life changes, physical trauma , and emotional abuse, among others. I have also worked extensively with military and their families and understand the military culture. I use a warm, interactive therapy style. I believe in mutual respect and building trust to facilitate learning new tools, strategies, and ways of thinking to improve your life and empower your future. I combine various approaches like cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and mindfulness therapy based on your specific needs. Clients have said I make them feel heard and understood. Others have reported appreciating my fair, honest, challenging, yet kind approach. And still others, who were once skeptics, stated our work together turned them into believers that therapy can actually work. If any of this resonates with you, I would be happy to be your partner in change. I look forward to working with you!

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Heather Oreta

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
29 years of experience as a therapist

I am recently licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Hawaii with over 29 years of professional work experience in a non-profit and in the public sector. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Christina Morimoto-Camara

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Hawaii with 10 years of professional work experience. I specialize in family systems and helping clients with parenting issues. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Jonnet Cruz

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

Aloha, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Hawaii with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience helping children/teens, adults, active duty service members, and veterans with a variety of issues that include stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma, abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. My therapeutic approach consist of EMDR, Internal Family systems, attachment based therapy, CBT, DBT, and narrative therapy.

How to find counseling in Hawaiian Beaches

Finding the best therapist close by in Hawaiian Beaches 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 in Hawaiian Beaches that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Hawaiian Beaches. 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 Hawaiian Beaches, 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 in the Hawaiian Beaches region and in the state of Hawaii. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Hawaiian Beaches or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Hawaiian Beaches 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 Hawaiian Beaches, elsewhere in Hawaii, 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 Hawaiian Beaches area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hawaiian Beaches 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 Hawaiian Beaches 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 Hawaiian Beaches 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Hawaiian Beaches, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Hawaiian Beaches 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 Hawaiian Beaches helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Hawaiian Beaches 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 Hawaiian Beaches 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 Hawaiian Beaches 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.

Hawaiian Beaches therapists 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 Hawaiian Beaches 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 Hawaiian Beaches 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in HI, therapists 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 96778 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Hawaiian Beaches 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Hawaiian Beaches.

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 from a therapist. A Hawaiian Beaches 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Hawaiian Beaches, 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.

Hawaiian Beaches 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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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