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Lori Shinsato

Clinical therapist offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Hawaii, serving the Hawaiian Islands as a social worker since 2008. I have worked with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds. My specialty is working with the aging population (60+ years old), their caregivers, and those facing chronic illness. Being born and raised in Hawaii, I have been blessed to grow up in a community that values humility, different cultures, respect towards others, and family (whether by blood or at heart). These values are foundational to my practice. My hope is for clients to feel that I am approachable, present in the moment, and safe. My style of counseling is calm, conversational, and solution-focused. Each person is different with unique needs. I plan to listen to understand, and I will adjust my approach to what works for you. Together, we can talk about what is important to you and what are goals that you want to achieve. I am here to support and empower you. I love working, because I get to meet and help people! When I am not social work-ing, I enjoy going to museums, watching live theater, and hitting whatever target I am aiming at. I am also a Christian. I look forward to working with you!

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Sherilyn Cho

Clinical therapist offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): MSCP, LMHC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Aloha and welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Sherilyn Cho and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Hawai’i, as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC), having worked as an Intensive In Home therapist and as a skills trainer within the school setting. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and families in helping them to navigate the challenges in their lives and the understanding that everyone deals with their own personal issues that can make the day to day of life difficult at times. I provide support and encouragement through a collaborative approach with clients in recognizing their strengths and full potential. I will help clients to build on skills to make positive changes within themselves and in making life’s challenges a little easier to manage. I look forward to providing you support and guidance to handle life’s challenges and be able to gain better understanding of the difficulties we face with mental health concerns. I am here to listen with an open mind and know that everyone has their own way of coping and handling what may be stressful in their personal lives.

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Jamal Mayhew

Clinical therapist offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! My name is Jamal and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience providing counseling services. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including: community mental health, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, partial and intensive outpatient care, and managing a private practice in the Phoenix community. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma and relationship challenges from individual, group and family work. My approach to therapy is client centered: clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals. I support clients through developing skills via: EMDR, mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation with the goal of moving clients towards a life involving the capacity for experiencing joy and freedom.

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Ashley Thompson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health 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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Charnay Gima

Clinical therapist offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Aloha! I am a licensed mental health counselor in Hawai’i with over 5 years of experience. I have worked with various clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, dual diagnoses, bipolar, PTSD, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders. I’ve also helped many individuals who have experienced grief, self-esteem issues, and emotional abuse. I believe in building rapport first and treating individuals with respect, compassion, and dignity. I am partnering with you on your journey to whether it’s healing, understanding yourself, or someone to process with. My approach is eclectic with a combination of client-centered, psychodynamic, gestalt, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It’s not easy to acknowledge that you need help and to seek it, but it takes courage to do so. If you are ready to take that step to a more fulfilling and satisfying life, I am here to support and walk with you. I look forward to working with you!

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Zaada Hailley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed, LMFT-S, LPC-S, MHC-S,, Ph.D., BCC, CEAP
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSleeping disordersDepressionCoaching
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am an integrative Ph.D. in the Quantum Health Science field (not a psychologist) with a Masters in Ed.Psych. LMFT -S, LPC-S, LMHC-S ACS who has been providing services for more than 20 years. Im a stress management expert who has helped recovery/psychological bandaid after workplace & personal adverse events, including after 911 & other disasters. I put the new quantum science behind behind what I teach toward practical daily application. My approach to therapy is that I am very wholistic, progressive, and proactive. I utilize best practices that are primarily short term solution focused with additional innovative & Integrative approaches if you are receptive. Since Im a teaching type therapist I do give homework in-between sessions that enhances learning and contribute to saving time and money because this can make your therapy shorter. What you might take away from the sessions? You might realize my integrative & fresh applicable learning & proactive approach can support your mind, body, and spirit, regardless, of whatever stage of life, work-life,/career, state of emotional deuress that you are in. Life is about learning & no matter where you are in process, you may learn something that will make your time spent worth it. Thanks for giving me a chance to support your conscious growth;-)

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Lynn Gloden

Clinical therapist offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Colorado and Hawaii. I have over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients overcome family conflicts, trauma and abuse, behavior modification, parenting issues, and helping clients deal with depression and/or anxiety issues. I believe that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I'd like to help you do that. You've taken the first step and that takes courage. Let's do this!

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Sana Anas

Clinical therapist offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Alexa St. Martin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuse
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly 10 years of experience providing therapeutic services to populations across Hawai'i. I have worked in a variety of settings to provide youth, couples, and families with the support they seek to make meaningful changes in their lives. I strive to create an environment of safety and security for my clients by forming a strong, therapeutic alliance, and am committed to earning both your trust and your respect. I look forward to hearing your story and forging a path forward, together.

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Dr. Marnie Richard

Clinical therapist offering therapy in HI
Trauma and abuseEating disordersCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesADHD
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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!

How to find a therapist for counseling in Kaaawa

Finding the best therapist close by in Kaaawa 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 Kaaawa 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 Kaaawa. 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 Kaaawa, 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 Kaaawa 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 Kaaawa 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 Kaaawa area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Kaaawa 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 Kaaawa, elsewhere in Honolulu, or in the greater state of Hawaii.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kaaawa 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 Kaaawa 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 Kaaawa 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Kaaawa, 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 Kaaawa psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Kaaawa 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 Kaaawa 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Kaaawa 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Kaaawa 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 in Kaaawa?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Kaaawa 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.

Kaaawa 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 Kaaawa 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 Kaaawa 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 96730 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 Kaaawa counselor?

Before seeing your Kaaawa 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 Kaaawa.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Kaaawa 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 Kaaawa 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Kaaawa, 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.

Kaaawa 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 during telehealth appointments?

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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