Stretches of crystal clear water, sparkling sand and lush greenery as far as the eye can see. That’s what the few thousand residents of Kahaluu wake up to every morning. A small residential community, Kahaluu is located in Honolulu County.

It may be hard to imagine having any troubles or worries when you’re surrounded by so much peace and beauty, but mental illness and struggles can affect anyone at any time, no matter their circumstances in life. If you find yourself wondering whether you should seek professional help to deal with your struggles, you need to contact a mental health specialist in your area or check yourself into a clinic. For a happy, fulfilling life mental health care has to be prioritized.

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Sarah Warfield

Offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,CSAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsAnger management
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am a substance abuse and mental health counselor licensed in Hawaii and Maryland with 5 years of experience working in community mental health. I have worked with various agencies providing services to children and adolescents, working with families (including those with youth in foster care), and with adults experiencing a wide variety of difficulties. I have worked as a substance abuse counselor for 3 years, and have 4 years of experience working with clients involved in the legal system as well as those who have severe mental illnesses. My counseling style focuses on the client and the stresses and suffering they are experiencing. I focus on helping clients develop their inner self so they can overcome life's challenges. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and motivational enhancement techniques to help move the client from problem to solution, and then to success. Because each client is unique, I work with each individual to develop a plan that works for them and focuses on their strengths. When working with couples I use the developmental model and focus on individual goals of each partner which can enhance the relationship. Reaching out for help is a huge task. There are a lot of "what ifs" involved. I'm happy to have a conversation with you and help in any way I can. Together we can move forward.

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Ellen Kaye

Offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW,RN
AddictionsRelationship issuesGriefParenting issuesDepression
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Hawaii. I grew up in the Northeastern US, and in a previous job I was able to live in several states. I love learning about different cultures, and I am lucky to call Hawaii with its vast diversity my home. I earned a Masters Degree in Social Work from Simmons University, Boston, MA. in 2017.Prior to becoming a social worker I spent several years as a registered nurse. I believe my experience in emergency/critical care nursing, and social work enables me to bring a unique perspective to my practice. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including but not limited to; depression, relationship issues, parenting challenges, ADHD, addictions, PTSD, and end of life concerns. I have had the privilege of working with active duty military, veterans and their dependents for the last six years. I also have experience working in the underserved local community in which I live. My counseling style is warm and approachable. I will be respectful of whatever is important to you, and your individuality. My treatment is trauma-informed, and strength-based utilizing the following; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. To reach out for professional help with personal issues takes courage. I will do my best to support you reach goals. Aloha, I look forward to working with you!

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Josephine Volpe

Offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): mft,csac
AddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Hawaii with over 6 years experience in the substance abuse and counseling field. I have assisted people in numerous areas of concerns, ranging from substance abuse,childhood trauma, sexual abuse,depression, anger management,domestic violence, life transitions,grief counseling and relationship issues. I believe in self empowerment as well as creating an ability to form healthy connections with others. My counseling style is guided by compassion, intuition and non-judgmental attitude. I will hold space for you as we explore your own personal healing processes. Some of the processes used are family of origin work, experiential therapy ,somatic and trauma based work coupled with an individualized plan to meet your personal needs. I will provide a listening ear, emotional understanding and intuitive insight to assist you in discovering your authentic self and supporting your healing journey. It takes a courageous soul to look into oneself for answers and if you are willing I will support you in this journey with love,compassion and truth. I look forward to working with you.

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Anthony Leite

Offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a therapist

With over a decade of experience working in the field of mental health, I've used a variety of methods and techniques to help individuals work towards a healthy, happy, and balanced lifestyle. I love helping people figure out what, who, and where they want to be, identify their strengths, and work on a plan for how they can use those strengths to overcome barriers and achieve their goals. I am client-focused, non-judgmental, and think outside the box.

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Andrew Newhouse

Offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
12 years of experience as a therapist

I am a marriage and family therapist who is licensed to practice in the beautiful states of Hawaii and Florida. For the last 11 years, I have been working with clients from incredibly varied backgrounds dealing with a wide range of concerns. My most frequent work has been with people struggling with substance use issues, anxiety, trauma, depression, grief, and interpersonal and family relationship concerns. When I was 17, my mother passed away and I struggled with the grief and life-changes that followed. I sought the help of a marriage and family therapist and it was through her compassion and wisdom that I was able to navigate this difficult time. This therapist inspired me to want to help others in the way I had been helped and so I began my extensive studies in the world of marriage and family therapy. Over the last 20 years, I have learned and drawn from such modalities as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Structural Family Therapy. Just as my family had to encourage me to seek treatment after the death of my mother, I want to encourage you to reach out to someone who can help you with whatever you are struggling with. If that person is me, I would be honored to listen to your concerns and work with you to achieve a positive outcome.

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Dr. Sonya Boone

Offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): DBH,LCSW,MHSA
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepressionADHD
13 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Doctorate in Behavioral Health and over ten years of mental health experience, and I am a military officer. My education includes a B.S. in psychology, a Masters in Health Service Administration, a Masters in Social Work, and a Doctorate in Behavioral Health (clinical) with five years of studying integrated care. I use a holistic approach and solution-focused approach when providing therapy to my clients which involves assessing if a client has co-morbid issues such as diabetes and depression or chronic pain and anxiety. I believe it is vital to assist clients with health management while addressing mental health issues. I am caring and compassionate and recognize that there is still a stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment. As a result, I appreciate anyone that takes time to care for their state of mind as it is just as important as maintaining physical health. Additional treatment modalities that I use include mindfulness practice, dialectal behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. In addition to providing services to the civilian population, I also have experience working with the military community to include Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard, and Veterans. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, personality disorders; i.e., borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorders, trauma, sexual abuse, self-esteem issues, and PTSD. I am a military Victim Advocate who completed Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) which provides me with additional skills to assist those that are survivors/victims of sexual assault and to intervene appropriately and prevent the risk of suicidal thoughts and suicidal behaviors. I also have experience working with clients dealing with substance abuse issues, adjustment problems, grief and loss, and work-related stressors.

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Kameron Apostol-Chinn

Offering therapy in HI
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger management
7 years of experience as a therapist

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
Counselor License Type(s): PharmD, LMHC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a therapist

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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Sandy Anderson

Offering therapy in HI
AddictionsRelationship issuesGriefParenting issuesSelf esteem
7 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Hawaii with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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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Linda Lee

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteem
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Washington , Idaho and Hawaii. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

How to find counseling in Kahaluu

Finding the best therapist close by in Kahaluu 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 Kahaluu 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 Kahaluu. 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 Kahaluu, 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 Kahaluu 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 Kahaluu 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 Kahaluu 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 Kahaluu, 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 Kahaluu area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Kahaluu 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 Kahaluu 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 Kahaluu 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 Kahaluu, 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 Kahaluu 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 Kahaluu 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 Kahaluu 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 Kahaluu 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 Kahaluu 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.

Kahaluu 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 Kahaluu 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 Kahaluu 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 96744 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 Kahaluu 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 Kahaluu.

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 Kahaluu 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 Kahaluu, 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.

Kahaluu 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

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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.

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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96744

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