Living on the island of Hawaii is like living in paradise so many cannot understand how anyone who lives there can be depressed. What they do not understand is that depression is not a state of mind, it is an illness and it has nothing to do with where you live. But, there are some amazing therapists in Kawaihae who can help. 

Kawaihae is a small town with a big harbor that provides access to shipping, military, and fuel for those all over the country. They also have a historic site called Pu?ukohol? Heiau, which was built by King Kamehameha I in 1791. If you are depressed, contact one of the therapists in Kawaihae for treatment so you can get back to enjoying the island. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor in the states of Nebraska, Colorado and Iowa. My experience began while serving in the USAF, in California, providing care to service members and their families struggling with Post Traumatic Stress, Anxiety, Substance Abuse and difficulty adjusting to military life. As my experience has expanded since leaving service, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals living with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders and Severe Depression. My counsel...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Nashville. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in mental health, from the University of Southern California. I have worked with individuals who have a variety of physical disabilities and mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders and polysubstance abuse. I also have experience working with LGBT individuals, offering counseling for interpersonal relationship issues and other life stressors including trauma/abuse and stress management. Addi...

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

My name is Kristine and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Minnesota and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in the state of Hawaii. I received my Master of Arts degree in Addiction Counseling: Advanced Practice from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies and I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. I previously worked with adult clients for nearly 5 years at a r...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 4

Thank you for taking the first step to reach out to someone for support. I know it takes a lot to recognize the need for extra support and you should be proud of yourself. I want you to feel like I am a good fit for you along this journey. Finding the right person to help you through these challenges is very important. I have been a social worker for the past four years. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with post- partum mood disorders, family conflict, parenting issues and life transitions. I also have experience working ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Aloha, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist on The Big Island in the State of Hawaii (LMFT). I have been working in Intensive In Home Services with youths and their families for over 6 years. Before that I was working in adult mental health utilizing therapy and case management cohesively. I draw eclectically from the theories focusing mostly on Solution Focused, Structural, Narrative and Collaborative. I believe we all have narratives we would like to change or adjust, it is at times challenging to find the best way to navigate in this direction....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in the State of Hawaii to provideBehavioral Health diagnosis and psychotherapy. I have 40 years of experience in working with people grappling with issues of depression, trauma, serious mental illness, relationship and family of origin issues, grieving, and complicated bereavement. I work collaboratively with my client to tailor an effective treatment plan from a number of modalities including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and existential approaches. I offer hypnotherapy and EMDR. I am warn and empathet...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,DCSW,QCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 28

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Hawaii with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with individuals who have presented with a wide range of issues and concerns, including depression, anxiety and stress related problems, and behavioral problems. I have forensic experience and have worked with anger management and domestic violence and abuse. I bring empathy and objectivity to our sessions. I am down to earth and straight forward in providing support and understanding. My approach is eclectic, with a primary foc...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC,ATR
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts and Hawaii and a registered expressive arts therapist with the Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bi-polar), eating disorders and body image, self-esteem, career challenges, and grief and loss. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm, authentic, and engaging. I focus on treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Hawaii with over 6 years of experience. I have counseled individuals, adolescents, and families experiencing a wide range of challenges including mood disorders, trauma, interpersonal conflicts, self-harm, parent-child conflict, and life transitions. My style incorporates compassion with solution focused and Cognitive Behavioral techniques in order to aid my clients in overcoming interpersonal, emotional, behavioral, and social distress. I believe that where there is a will, there is a way, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi, My name is Kim Dunlap, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of experience in the helping profession. I have served diverse populations with a wide range of concerns including homelessness, medical affliction, post-partum, terminal illness, grief/loss, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, relationship issues and adjustment issues. I believe that a compassionate heart could lift a cloudy day; therefore, this is the approach that guides my therapeutic journey. Life can be very complex; dealing with stressors within and/or around you ca...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I feel honored when I can instill in people a sense of hope and courage to working towards a change. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I know firsthand that it takes courage to pursue an authentic life. I feel connected with you because you have taken the very first step towards a change by reading this. I believe in reciprocity in all relationships including ours (therapist-client). My role is to support and empower you to find purpose in your life. I grew up in Japa...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCPC,PsyD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am Dr. Brian Burgess, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of California and Hawaii. I have worked as a mental health counselor for over 10 years. I obtained my MA in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2009 and was licensed as a clinical counselor shortly thereafter. I earned my PsyD in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2017. I ran a group private practice and mental health student training center in Chicago from 200...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, 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 - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Hawaii with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients managing feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. I believe in focusing on our strengths to participate in life with self-awareness and self-empowerment. With a trauma informed lens, I also specialize in working with clients to create a safe environment to explore with thoughts and feelings and to find creative solutions to problems. I would be honored to support you in your personal goals!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions
Years of Experience: 20

I am a licensed therapist in Hawaii with 20+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients coping with addictions, anxiety, depression, relationships, adjustment disorders and work or life stresses. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 11

Aloha! I am licensed in Virginia and Hawaii with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I've worked with adolescents, young adults, and adults of all ages in several different settings. 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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in Hawaii, California and Pennsylvania with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, & depression. 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 Jacqueline Economy's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Hawaii with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Kawaihae, Hawaii (Kawaihae, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in California with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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.

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

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 Kawaihae 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 Kawaihae 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 Kawaihae or elsewhere in Hawaii 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 Kawaihae 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 Kawaihae 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 Kawaihae 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 Kawaihae 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 Kawaihae, 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 Kawaihae, 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 96743 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 Kawaihae:

96743

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.