Kapaa has been called Kauai’s most charming town. In life, it’s hard to find what’s pleasant and appealing when you’re troubled by emotional upsets. The pain of broken relationships, job stresses, and a feeling that your life is meaningless are overwhelming.

You keep trying to mend your relationships and compete at work, but it’s an uphill struggle. You give it the best you have, but you can’t find the right approach to your problems. You feel you’ve tried everything, but nothing worked. There’s still hope. Talk to a counselor in the Kapaa area to find the
pleasing side of life.

This is Yumi Couper's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW 4004,64031
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

No one in life is perfect, including me! Being able to identify, relate and empathize with you as my patient is probably one of my greatest strengths. The special relationship formed between you and I, ensuring trust, confidence, and ability to truly work through the issues are of utmost importance. I believe everyone has something to work through in their lives. By providing evidence based therapy and unconditional positive regard, I have been very effective in my treatment history. I will always begin where you feel you need to go in therapy and allow you to ...

This is Dr. Kiran Syed's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

Proverb: Pū‘ali kalo i ka we ‘ole. Translation: Taro, for lack of water, grows misshapen. Meaning: For lack of care one may become ill. Aloha, and welcome to my page! I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of counseling experience. I completed my degree at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. My pre-doctoral internship was at Asian Americans for Community Involvement in the Bay Area, and I subsequently completed my post-doctoral fellowship at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children in Honolulu, Hawaii. I am licensed...

This is Kristen Hale's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing for over 15 years. I hold independent clinical licenses in Hawaii, Colorado and New Mexico. My approach to therapy is to build trusting relationships that allow for honesty and authenticity. I strive to assist people of any age to recognize their natural potential and learn to move past unhealthy patterns and develop new narratives. I specialize in trauma related conditions, depression, anxiety, self-harm, substance use disorders, acting out behavioral problems, parenting, couples and family conf...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 35

I have had a licensed private practice as a psychologist for more than 35 years. In my practice, I have focused on issues of stress, anxiety, avoidance, self-control, relationship problems, and life restructuring. Before my full-time private practice, I was a tenured professor of clinical psychology at two major universities. I was the director of clinical training at one university and the chairman of the Psychology Department at the other. I also have experience working as a divorce mediator, a parenting consultant, a psychological evaluator, and a life coac...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 22

Hello! I am James Ruby and I am grateful that you have taken a few minutes to look at my profile. I hope we have the opportunity to work together to help you reach your goals! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I did my MA at Northeastern IL University in Chicago, IL and my PhD at Loyola University in Chicago. I have been working with individuals, couples, and families since 1998. I would imagine that you might want to know a bit about how I work, what I believe about the counseling process, etc. ...

This is Jason Roberts's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LMHC, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

Life. Is. Complicated. Congratulations, if you're reading this is it means that whatever is happening in your life has reached a level where it is no longer desirable or sustainable and you've taken the first step. I hope we can work together, my 23 years in the field of mental health has taught me that the simple phrase above "life is complicated" is absolutely true. There are common threads that bind us all together but ultimately your journey and your story is unique to you. I've received my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Benedictine University and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Aloha, My name is Kayla and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over nine years of experience in the counseling field. I have provided counseling services to individuals and their families in many settings including clinical, residential, in-home, agency, and school based. Additionally, I have experience providing crisis counseling, conducting trauma support groups, working with child welfare services, and doing parenting coaching. Helping people feel supported, increase the love and acceptance they feel for themselves, and improve their life is my pas...

This is Ramona Taylor's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Marriage & Family Therapist and I am a Christian Counselor. I work with individual clients in Hawaii through texting and messaging only (no video or phone). I also work on a very limited availability (Mondays only). This is ideal if you are wanting short term support to work through some specific problem, or learn more about managing your mental health. I operate with the philosophy that therapy does not have to involve time consuming practices of deep analysis or delving into the past. It does not have to be figuring out what is "wrong...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

What ails you? I believe many of our issues stem from a lack of understanding and acceptance. I would like to be able to provide a space in which you can explore and reflect on the experiences that have brought you to seek help. I take a non directive, collaborative approach incorporating person centered, existential, interpersonal, and harm reduction philosophies. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” - Alan Watts

This is Heather McCue's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 20

Life is a Journey, the Journey is the Reward. My first counselor helped me learn the multiple opportunities of my life Journey. His positivity and enthusiasm encouraged me to me to become a counselor. Consequently, my style of counseling embraces positivity and enthusiasm plus enjoying the process of creating the pathways of your Journey . My approach utilizes person-centered, cognitive behavior therapy and solution focused theories. The use of motivational interviewing helps you gauge your current level of motivation for possible options and assists me to ga...

This is Tracy Dillard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor with over 10 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with various populations including: individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, social skills issues, parenting issues, work-related stress, managing stress related to COVID-19 pandemic, mindfulness/relaxation related issues, behavioral issues, anger management and coping. I have helped individuals to manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, some personality disorders, emotional issues and trauma related issues. I have a calm demeanor w...

This is Jennifer Carter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, 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...

This is Kate Ulevich's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

Aloha! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the beautiful state of Hawai'i. I have been working in the mental health field for almost 10 years. I have had the opportunity to work in many different areas, including child and family, substance abuse, the SMI population, and the judiciary system. I have worked with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, parenting issues, behavioral issues with children, codependency, and relationship issues. I also have some experience with personality and mood disorders, as well as trauma. I believe mys...

This is Angela Jackson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,NCC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Angela Jackson LPC. I am a board certified, licensed professional counselor in the State of Texas. I graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology and Management from Campbell University and a Masters in Counseling from Wake Forest University in North Carolina. I have worked with the National Board for Certified Counselors, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense supporting federal and military personnel, as well as in private practice. My primary goal is to provide non-judgmental support while guiding you as you navigate you...

This is Kim Soito's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a child and family therapist. I have experience working for Child Protection Services for the State of Hawaii. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and difficulties with adjustments in life. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines client-centered therapy and solution therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes c...

This is Audrey Bennett's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, LADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 20

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.

This is Darryl Khan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 19

Aloha and welcome on your journey to wellness. My name is Darryl Khan, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Hawaii. I have been practicing as a mental health counselor for over 19 years. In 2003 I obtained my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Gonzaga University and since then I have served local populations experiencing challenges including chronic mental illnesses, romantic relationship and family dysfunction, and substance use disorders. My areas of specialty include treatment of depression, anxiety, life transitions, tr...

This is Jacklyn Kenny Rothenberger's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, thank you for visiting my page. I am a therapist licensed in Hawaii with 3 years of professional experience. I have the most experience in working with substance and process addictions in addition to relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I truly believe that self examination is the key to a fulfilling life, and applaud anyone willing to take the sometimes difficult step of opening up to someone. I come from a strengths based perspective, and utilize CBT & DBT as therapeutic modalities.

This is Dr. Danielle Pagat's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Hawaii with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse. I have worked with clients that have a wide range of diagnoses. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Alissa Harris's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kapaa, Hawaii (Kapaa, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Hawaii with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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.

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

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 Kapaa 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 Kapaa 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 Kapaa or elsewhere in Kauai 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 Kapaa 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 Kapaa 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 Kapaa 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 Kapaa 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 Kapaa, 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 Kapaa, 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 96746 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 Kapaa:

96746

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.