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Robbyn Takeuchi

Offering therapy in HI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepression
15 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Hawaii with 15 years of experience providing counseling to clients from diverse backgrounds ranging in age from late teens through older adults. I have worked with clients on a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, adjustment to illness, self-esteem and motivation issues. I have also worked with many people who are struggling with alcohol and substance abuse issues, as well as those in domestic violence relationships My counseling approach is warm and respectful, and I believe that the power and capacity for change and self-improvement lies within each individual. My role as a counselor is to help people discover these strengths, build resilience in times of difficulty, and offer support and guidance to adopt more effective tools and improved strategies to overcome these challenges. My approach incorporates cognitive-behavioral and motivational interviewing strategies as well as a systems approach, but I will tailor my approach to meet your style and unique needs. Acknowledging you need help is hard; reaching out for help is even harder. You have the capacity to change you life and you don’t have to do it alone. Looking forward to walking with you in your journey.

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Dr. Jeralyn Carter

Offering therapy in HI
License: B.S., M.S. & PsyD. Graduand,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

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 justice, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, personality disorders, domestic violence, crisis intervention, codependency, and group/family/individual therapy. Moreover, I work with clients to formulate and modify realistic, individualized treatment goals. I will track your improvement and identify either an increase or decrease of desired feelings, behaviors, and thoughts. My therapeutic approach is wholistic and multi-theoretical. I utilize an amalgamation of approaches which are psychodynamic, dialectical behavioral, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, rational-emotive, existential, client-centered, Jungian, mindfulness and motivational. Furthermore, my therapy style is warm, inviting, non-judgmental, honest, and always confidential. I treat everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Encouraging dialogue and reflective thinking is paramount in my sessions. You have done yourself a great service by seeking help! We all need help in life and deserve a listening ear and undivided attention. I would love to be your therapist and together, we will manifest amazing results!

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Ashley Thompson

Offering therapy in HI
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

We all have a story in this journey called life. I am a compassionate and well versed Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Doctoral Student studying Clinical Psychology. I have 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. I have an empathetic and non-judgmental therapy style. Treatment approaches includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidenced based intervention proven to improve mental health and emotional regulation. I can provide a safe, supportive environment to help you continue your story and achieve your goals through a variety of therapeutic modalities. Let me help you create a healthier, happier, and fulfilling life.

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Charnay Gima

Offering therapy in HI
License: LMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
9 years of experience

Aloha! I am a licensed mental health counselor in Hawai’i with over 5 years of experience. I have worked with various clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, dual diagnoses, bipolar, PTSD, substance abuse, and psychotic disorders. I’ve also helped many individuals who have experienced grief, self-esteem issues, and emotional abuse. I believe in building rapport first and treating individuals with respect, compassion, and dignity. I am partnering with you on your journey to whether it’s healing, understanding yourself, or someone to process with. My approach is eclectic with a combination of client-centered, psychodynamic, gestalt, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It’s not easy to acknowledge that you need help and to seek it, but it takes courage to do so. If you are ready to take that step to a more fulfilling and satisfying life, I am here to support and walk with you. I look forward to working with you!

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Victoria Cashio

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSleeping disordersCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

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, I am person-centered and want to honor a therapeutic direction that is comfortable and valuable for you. I believe in treating everyone with dignity, respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Relationships are meaningful in therapy, and I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I know deciding to seek therapy isn't always easy, and if you have had a therapist in the past, starting a new relationship can seem daunting. I want you to know that your feedback matters, and I want to ensure our time together is well spent for you. 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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Allan Bigtas

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Hawaii with 22 years of professional work experience as a civilian and active duty military psychotherapist. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, military-related challenges, post traumatic symptoms, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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. I provide Christian and non-Christian counseling. 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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Trina Jones Artis

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed clinical social worker in Hawaii with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients solution focused therapy with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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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Heather Blodgett

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Hawaii with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting 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. 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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Miranda Stone

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Hawaii with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem & self worth, 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. I believe that most of the things we reach out for help with are normal reactions to hectic life experiences/the world in general. Taking the first step to seeking help takes courage, and it can feel anywhere from uncomfortable, scary, or even cringy for some. That's why I am here to support you in this process and make it feel more natural and normal. The type of therapy that I conduct is a cross between traditional talk therapy (psychoanalysis) and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). Depending on your needs, I also conduct cognitive trauma therapy (CTT). In general, I conduct what's called trauma informed therapy, also with a lens that encompasses attachment theory. It is ok if you have never heard of or do not know what any of this entails, as I will guide you as needed. I enjoy collaborating with my clients, as I recognize that first and foremost, this therapy is for your benefit and thus requires input from you. In addition to individual therapy, I have extensive work in the ER, psychiatric ER, and some inpatient psychiatric experience. Therefore, I have done a great deal of work with people who are in immediate crisis and with people who have a broad range of mental health conditions. This includes extensive work with individuals who are diagnosed with what's called serious mental illness. I have worked with victims of assault, domestic violence, trafficking, childhood and systemic trauma, as well as trauma/experiences with near fatal accidents. Prior to my career as a social worker, I worked as a Hospital Chaplain in the trauma wards and the cancer wards (adult and pediatric). In this setting my primary role was working with patients and their family's during the death and dying process as well as working on and exploring what brings them meaning, a sense of purpose, and hope. I received my Masters in Clinical Social Work from Boston University. I completed my clinical training at a Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, a level1 trauma hospital, in the ER, psychiatric ER, and inpatient psychiatric unit. I received my Masters in Divinity from Duke University and did my chaplain training at UNC Hospital and a residency at Duke University Hospital.

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Kosaka Martin

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, Anxiety
10 years of experience

I am licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas and Hawaii. I am also a Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500). I am a culturally competent and compassionate therapist. I have experience working in the educational field and have been working in Behavioral Health and Wellness fields. I have experience in helping clients with Stress, Adjustment issues, Anxiety, Depression and Trauma. 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. My approach is an open, non-judgmental, client-centered, trauma-informed and holistic approach as well as focus on supporting physical and mental health through the body and mind connection. I incorporate techniques like CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, EMDR, Somatic experiencing and Solution focused. I am excited to embark on this healing journey with you.

How to find counseling in Mountain View

Finding the best therapist close by in Mountain View can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services 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 Mountain View. 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 Mountain View, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. 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 Mountain View 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 providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Mountain View area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Mountain View, elsewhere in Hawaii, 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 Mountain View area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Mountain View 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 Mountain View due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Mountain View may not take health insurance, some in the state of Hawaii may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Hawaii you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Mountain View, Hawaii working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Mountain View above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Mountain View 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 Mountain View 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 Mountain View therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

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 Mountain View therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in HI, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 96771 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 can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Mountain View 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 or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Mountain View 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 Mountain View, 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.

Mountain View has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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