Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 20

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...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of experience: 3

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed in Hawaii with over 3 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting and couples problems, and especially experienced in substance use disorders with dual diagnosis. I was also a former Registered Behavior Technician for ten years working with children with special needs. My style in therapy is genuine, warm and client-oriented. I work within my ethical boundaries. I a...

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 16 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 lif...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of experience: 18

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Dallas Fort-Worth area with over 18 years of experience working with people experiencing anxiety, codependency, attachment issues, depression, grief/loss, family issues and addiction, terminal and/or complex illnesses as well as marriage/family issues. Within the therapeutic relationship, we will work to develop goals to support your individual needs and move towards change. I incorporate a strengths-based counseling approach and cognitive-behavioral tools to identify and support individuals in working through complex...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of experience: 6

I am licensed in Texas and Hawaii with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I have experience with working with the LGBTQA community. I am an Army Veteran with experience assisting clients who are coping with PTSD. I received my Master's Degree in Counseling, and I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I received my degrees while attending Hawaii School of Professional Psychology, Oahu campus. I work with my clients to create an open and saf...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of experience: 15

I am licensed in Hawaii with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Years of experience: 4

Aloha, I am a licensed clinical social worker in Hawaii with 20+ years experience in mental health. I work with clients who are experiencing stress, interpersonal problems, and anxiety & depression. I will provide you a safe space where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment, and guide and support you as you learn/develop effective coping strategies to help overcome these challenges. Taking this first step takes courage and an open mind. Are you ready?

Specialties: Depression
Years of experience: 3

Aloha and welcome. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in Hawaii. We are all on a journey called life, and on this journey, there are times when we need the help of others. I have spent the past few years helping people on their journey. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families, allowing them to deal with various challenges. These challenges range from anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting, PTSD, religious issues, substance abuse, and addiction. I believe you are the expert of your s...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 11

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Hawaii with 11 years of clinical experience. I have experience in helping clients with a range of concerns, from depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, ADHD, & career difficulties. I also have experience and training in evidence-based modalities to treat people who have experienced combat trauma, sexual trauma, or other forms of abuse. I consider myself a holistic or integrative therapist in that I blend or utilize different therapeutic perspectives according to your individual needs. At my core, ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of experience: 18

Aloha! I am a licensed mental health professional in both states of Hawaii and Nevada with 18+ years of professional work experience. I am also an educator who enjoys lifetime learning and teaching. I have experience in helping clients with psycho-education, cognitive and behavioral concerns, stress/anxiety management, work/life balance, self esteem, depression, identity formation, transition/retirement and general counseling. I collaborate with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be processed without fear of judgm...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem
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, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching
Years of experience: 5

I am licensed in the Aloha state of Hawaii with five years of professional work experience in counseling, two years as a professional Resiliency Trainer, an Army veteran with 20 total years of federal service. I have experience helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, self-esteem, military service, veterans’ issues, and PTSD. I also have assisted some in "pro bono" couples talk therapy. I believe in active listening for content without judgement, focusing on your specific needs, offering encouragement, and resiliency...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 8

“These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb”. – Najwa Zebian Hello & thank you for visiting my profile! First, I want to acknowledge your decision to seek counseling at this point in your life- good for you. So often we rush to help or take care of others, while minimizing or just simply ignoring our own needs. This is a great step in self-care, and so I’ll share some of my beliefs and background to assist in your search for a counselor. My counseling philosophy is dynamic but is rooted in client-centered therapy. Essentially,...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem
Years of experience: 3

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.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, 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, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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. 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 Makaha Valley

Finding the best therapist close by in Makaha Valley can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Makaha Valley 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 that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Makaha Valley. 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 Makaha Valley, 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, these professionals are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Makaha Valley or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified Makaha Valley counselors 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 Makaha Valley area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Makaha Valley
  • DBT in Makaha Valley
  • Substance use therapy in Makaha Valley
  • Couples therapy in Makaha Valley

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Makaha Valley, 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 Makaha Valley, 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 Makaha Valley area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Makaha Valley 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 Makaha Valley 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 in Makaha Valley: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Makaha Valley: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Makaha Valley: $100
  • Therapy in Makaha Valley: $80

While many psychologists in Makaha Valley may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Makaha Valley 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).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Makaha Valley, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How Does Working With A Counselor In BetterHelp Online Therapy Sessions Work?

BetterHelp counselors treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Makaha Valley above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Makaha Valley 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Makaha Valley helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What Mental Health Issues Can Psychotherapy Address?

BetterHelp's verified Makaha Valley 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 Makaha Valley therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

How Do I Know If Online Counseling Is Right For My Family?

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 you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist 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 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 Makaha Valley counselor 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 almost one million people in Makaha Valley, HI, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 96792 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy in Makaha Valley can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Makaha Valley 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. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I Find A Therapist, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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. A Makaha Valley 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 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 Mental Health Care And Therapy Worth It?

Therapy 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 Makaha Valley, 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.

Makaha Valley has many professionals 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. In Makaha Valley, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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 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 with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Makaha Valley.

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

96792