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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MAC,MA
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 3

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 prove...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I love helping people! I love witnessing the transformation and seeing the sparkle in their eyes return or intensify. Life is an experience that is full of unplanned, unexpected events that can be difficult to deal with- but it is all surmountable! I truly believe that once we are able to clear away some of the ego, our inner voice/higher self can be heard and that is when incredible shifts in life begin! Shifts that lead to our best selves! I am licensed clinical social worker who has received extensive training in many trauma focused modalities such CPT, CBT, E...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am a licensed professional counselor with 13 years of experience working with many different types of clients. My primary focus is working with clients who are victims of abuse or trauma and are experiencing PTSD symptoms. However, I also work with clients who are experiencing problems in their day-to-day lives, whether in their relationships, their emotional well-being, or their job performance. My motto for therapy is to provide unconditional regard and support. I truly believe that my role as a therapist is to create a safe space for you to work thro...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): B.S., M.S. & PsyD. Graduand,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 19

I am an international therapist and have worked in the mental health field for over nineteen years and have been a licensed mental health counselor and Doctor of Clinical Psychology for eleven years. Additionally, I have collaborated with clients of all ages, cultures, Nationalities and from all social classes dealing with a wide range of issues. My experience is vast as I have worked with the following: neuro-psychiatric, suicidal ideation/attempts, LGBTQIA, PTSD, anger management, grief/loss, trauma, abuse, relationship issues, school counseling, juvenile jus...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Aloha! I have been practicing mental health counseling for 7 years. My experience has mostly been with forensic, adult & youth, and crisis clients. Much of my counseling experiences have been with depression, self-harm, bipolar disorder, LGBTQ+ issues, and anxiety. I take a client-centered/humanistic approach to counseling, understanding the bravery it takes to reach out for help. I am passionate about creating a safe place for you to share and be heard every session. I also value your feedback, so that I may consistently improve the quality of services I am provi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

We all have a story in this journey called life. I am a compassionate and well versed Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have five years of 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 in our emotional and mental health. I have an empathetic and non-judgmental therapy style. Treatment approaches includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidenced based intervention proven to improve mental health ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DBH,LCSW,MHSA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 13

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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LMHC,MHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 14

I am a professional licensed counselor in Alabama , Florida, and Hawaii with over 14 years experience. I have experience working with many clients on wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, addictions , career challenges and personal development. I have also worked with people who have experienced physical trauma and emotional abuse. My counseling style is to work together as a team with my clients and figure out what works best for them . I believe in treating all individuals from different walks of l...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 8 years of clinical counseling experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and esteem and confidence challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I will t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,QMHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Robert Gernenz, and I am a meet you where you are type therapist believing in being client centered and non-judgmental to help create better outcomes. Practicing for over five years using a cognitive behavioral approach has helped people build awareness and insight into the presenting problems creating better tomorrows. I received my Master's in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Hawaii. During treatment I use psychoeducation, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and cognitive ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Hawaii with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. 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. I am available on the weekends with messaging during the week. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Hawaii with 9 years of professional mental health experience in a variety of venues helping a wide range of children, 0 to 18 years of age, along with their families. I have first-hand experience with LGBTQIA issues and challenges in today's world, relationship issues, family conflicts and parenting issues concerning child behavioral challenges. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment goals with your collaboration and unique specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up f...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Hawaii with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping a large array of clients experiencing stress, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse & recovery and/or who need support with motivation, self esteem, confidence, & personal/professional coaching. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor my work with you and our treatment goals 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 cha...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Hawaii with over 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and humanistic therapy. I will tailor our dialog and tre...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Arizona with 8 years of professional work experience. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Hawaii with 3+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy related issues, & motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. The three core theories that I use in therapy are as follows: ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Texas with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed mental health counselor and I have 6 years of work and intern experience. I graduated from Lesley University with a focus in Music Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapies. My treatment approach is warm and interactive. We can explore your inner creative self through Music Therapy or more traditional counseling techniques such as person-centered therapy. I'll meet you where you are at in your journey to wellness and mental health. Together we can work towards a calmer and more balanced, self-actualized place in your inner world. Dealing with mental he...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kahaluu, Hawaii (Kahaluu, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 22

Aloha! Are you tired of trying to better your life and still getting the same results? Why wait until a crises starts? Why put off what you know you need to do? What are you waiting for? Don't be afraid, you have nothing to lose but everything to gain! What are your goals? My goal is to help you succeed as long as you are open and willing to work hard at improving your life. We can work out a counseling plan to fit your needs. Feel free to reach out any day or time for I'm here for you as you navigate through what ever situation you find yourself!!! I am licens...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Kahaluu?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Kahaluu area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Kahaluu and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Kahaluu or elsewhere in Honolulu or the state of Hawaii.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Kahaluu therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that 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.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Kahaluu and elsewhere throughout the state of Hawaii you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Kahaluu to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Kahaluu, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Kahaluu, HI, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 96744 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

96744

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.