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Hyungbum Kang

Offering therapy in HI
License: LCSW,MAC,MA
AddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesCareer difficulties
3 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Hawaii with over 12 years of counseling experience. I graduated from the Fielding Graduate University and I have worked with various individuals. In my practice, I use flexible, multi-modality approaches of treatment because every individual has different needs and his/her perception regarding happiness varies. Every individual in society is different so that per their perspectives, they formulate their opinion and a set of behavior. Under the theory of individual perception, the science which sounds theoretically proven and reasonable comes to play its role, resulting in various consequences. However, I believe that the perception created under the societal and scientific rules is not equivalent to neither the human mind nor the psychiatric world of the individual because human beings have unlimited imagination. I am looking for expanding the dimension of variables regarding the scientifically proven therapeutic methods My primary approach to treatment uses an integrated therapeutic modality. The treatment modality is based on four dimensions of bio-psycho-socio-cultural health. I will discuss individualized treatment plan in the beginning of the therapy per the need of your priority list. The treatment plan will be uniquely individualized in align with your specific needs My therapeutic approach stands on viewing the discrepancy between the unlimited dimension of the human mind that limits you in time and space. Exploring the world of the human perception appears important to understand ourselves. Thus, on the unlimited and unrestricted perceptual world of human mind I stand, ready to explore the variables with you LICENSING LCSW # 3684 (Expires: 2021-6-30)

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Maita Marks

Offering therapy in HI
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed in Hawaii with over 3 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting and couples problems, and especially experienced in substance use disorders with dual diagnosis. I was also a former Registered Behavior Technician for ten years working with children with special needs. My style in therapy is genuine, warm and client-oriented. I work within my ethical boundaries. I am culturally sensitive. My approach is ecclectic where I use various interventions from Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Gottman Method for couples. I adapt my interventions according to my clients' goals and needs. I applaud you for reaching out for help. Allow me to be alongside your journey to be well as a whole person. I look forward to working with you!

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Audrey Bennett

Offering therapy in HI
License: LCSW, LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuse
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Connecticut and now Hawaii with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & relationship issues. I also have experience working with 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. 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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Jessica Colocho

Offering therapy in HI
AddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Hawaii with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Dr. Marnie Richard

Offering therapy in HI
Trauma and abuseEating disordersCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesADHD
8 years of experience

I have nine years of professional work experience, and I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, eating disorders, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Michelle Jacoby

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteem
4 years of experience

Education, experience, credentials: - Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in both Hawaii and Colorado - Alumni of the Sex Therapy and Education Program at the University of Michigan - Have worked in mental health in higher education for the past 8 years - Masters Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University - Member of AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists) - Level 1 Gottman Method Training- modality for treating couples/partners Specializations: Sex, Sexuality, Relationships, and Intimacy. Some common issues that clients may find themselves seeking support for include: - Desire or arousal (sometimes referred to as high/low sex drive) - Sexual functioning: pain with sex, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus, dyspareunia - Fetishes or sexual interests - Kink and/or BDSM - Polyamorous relationships or consensual non-monogamy - Infidelity or cheating - Gender identity and exploration - Sexual orientation and exploration - Sexual trauma - Out of control sexual behavior (or sometimes referred to as sex addiction) Therapy Approach: Talking about emotions (especially when related to sex, sexuality, relationships, and intimacy) can be incredibly difficult. Throughout our lives many of us have been confronted with fear and shame-based messages, inaccurate and harmful information, and often problematic ideas regarding our well-being (and sexuality). These experiences can leave us feeling confused or ashamed, ultimately impacting our ability to tap into our full and authentic selves. You are, and have always been, the expert of your own experience. Even if it might not always feel like it, you already hold all the answers to your own self-discovery & growth. As your therapist, I would love to come alongside you to support & guide you in the process of your healing, growth & self-fulfillment.

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Michelle Voeller

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
25 years of experience

Hawaii is home and I have had the privilege of working with many people over my 25 years of being a therapist. I have extensive experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you already have many tools that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Sometimes we may need a sounding board and a listening ear for support. Reaching out takes courage and to take the first steps towards a change can sometimes feel daunting. I am here to encourage & empower you in that journey. I look forward to working with you and having you discover all of the strength that already exists in you.

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Jonathan R K Ponce

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Hawaii with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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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Megan Denes

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida and Hawaii with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jane Leng

Offering therapy in HI
Trauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon and Washington. I have 16 years of counseling individuals who have are currently experiencing grief and loss and trauma. As I work with my clients, the focus is to uncover the aspects of your personality that impact your behavior. My approach is Internal Family Systems , EMDR and Somatic Sensory Awareness. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that endeavor.

How to find counseling in Hawaiian Ocean View

Finding the best therapist close by in Hawaiian Ocean View 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 Hawaiian Ocean View. 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 Ocean View, 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 Hawaiian Ocean View 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 Hawaiian Ocean View 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 Ocean View, 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 Ocean View area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hawaiian Ocean View 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 Ocean View 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 Ocean View 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 Hawaiian Ocean View, 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 Hawaiian Ocean View 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 Ocean View 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 Hawaiian Ocean View 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 Ocean View 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 Hawaiian Ocean View 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 96737 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 Hawaiian Ocean View 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 Hawaiian Ocean View 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 Hawaiian Ocean View, 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 Ocean View 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 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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