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Josephine Asiata-Tuuga

Offering therapy in HI
License: LCSW,CSAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Aloha and Welcome! If you are exploring BetterHelp, I imagine you are faced with significant challenges in your life and you might even feel like you have nowhere to turn to or you are confused about what to do next. Finding the right place and the right person to work with can present another challenge, so to lighten the load of difficulty, I want to provide you with some information about my experience and my style. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with over 13 years of experience in working with people from all walks of life who struggle with a wide variety of challenges. Whether you are challenged by depression, anxiety, trauma, mood dysregulation, chronic mental illness, substance use, relationship issues or any other issues, I will help you recognize underlying emotions, more fully realize your strengths, and adjust certain thoughts to support you in choosing a healthier way to experience life. Your healing will impact all things to come. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy and other therapeutic modalities as deemed appropriate for the person I am working with, as each person is different. The feedback I receive from clients is that I am caring, nonjudgmental and genuine in trying to help them. You can expect that I will walk with you through the difficulties you are facing and help you learn more about yourself and achieve the goals you wish to reach. I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful to engage in video sessions so that we can get to know each other better. But I am also available to you via phone and text if that is more comfortable for you. A majority of my availability is in the evenings and on the weekends but I check messages at least once during each weekday. I know how difficult it can be to find a counselor you feel connected with and I would be honored to work with you through this difficult stage of your life.

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Bethany Andrews

Offering therapy in HI
License: MA,LPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
12 years of experience

I offer a practice which starts with the base belief that all beings are inherently good. That said, we often develop patterns at an early age due to traumas or other circumstances that no longer serve us later in life and we forget who we really are and what our purpose is. My intention is to create a safe space where others can peel back the layers to discover what it is they have been looking for. My primary theoretical approach is Relational Therapy. I also use gestalt, mindfulness, wilderness practices, art, and Transpersonal Therapy. My degree is in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Wilderness Therapy. Wilderness Therapy is about relationship to nature and how our relationship with nature can be healing. I utilize nature in my office and outside of the office. I bring with me a background in crisis work with couples, families, and teens and have learned a great deal about myself and others through the process. I have also worked with families, couples, and adults of various ages. One of the pieces I hold dear is that we all carry a range of emotions, some that scare us or others and some that we prize, all of these emotions can be expressed and my job as a therapist is to create a safe place to do just that.

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Lynn Gloden

Offering therapy in HI
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado and Hawaii. I have over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients overcome family conflicts, trauma and abuse, behavior modification, parenting issues, and helping clients deal with depression and/or anxiety issues. I believe that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I'd like to help you do that. You've taken the first step and that takes courage. Let's do this!

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Dr. Lori Ferreira

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

Aloha! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Hawaii with over a decade of experience. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating every individual with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, and coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your life’s story and have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. My approach combines person-centered/humanistic and cognitive-behavior therapy. Together we will address the challenges you are experiencing and create a treatment plan to achieve emotional wellbeing and improved quality of life. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Marissa Katz Bellani

Offering therapy in HI
License: MA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
7 years of experience

I am a licensed mental health counselor and I have 6 years of work and intern experience. I graduated from Lesley University with a focus in Music Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapies. My treatment approach is warm and interactive. We can explore your inner creative self through Music Therapy or more traditional counseling techniques such as person-centered therapy. I'll meet you where you are at in your journey to wellness and mental health. Together we can work towards a calmer and more balanced, self-actualized place in your inner world. Dealing with mental health issues and difficult life experiences is not easy. The world can seem like an overwhelming place sometimes. I believe you are the expert of yourself and I can serve as a nonjudgmental, unconditionally loving and supportive counselor so that healthy change is possible. *Currently offering only online therapy to Hawaii clients

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Erin Castillo

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
25 years of experience

Aloha. I am native, born and raised in Hawaii with a licensed clinical social worker license. 30 experience working in a variety of different settings with individuals from different cultural and ethnic groups. Experience with stress management, anxiety, depression, anger management and parenting issues. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Christina Morimoto-Camara

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteem
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Hawaii with 10 years of professional work experience. I specialize in family systems and helping clients with parenting issues. 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.

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Andrea Werbalowsky

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Hawaii with 5+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, & challenges with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open, client-centered environment where you can fully express yourself without fear of judgment and where you are the expert on your own lived experience. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I can also equip you with breath-body connection tools and somatic techniques to manage stress and anxiety and to release trauma triggers that may be holding you back from inhabiting yourself and your life as fully as you deserve. Expressive Arts Therapy/Creative arts exploration is another option in my toolkit for facilitating your self-discovery, growth, and empowerment.

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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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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 Pepeekeo

Finding the best therapist close by in Pepeekeo 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 Pepeekeo. 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 Pepeekeo, 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 Pepeekeo 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 Pepeekeo 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 Pepeekeo, 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 Pepeekeo area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Pepeekeo 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 Pepeekeo 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 Pepeekeo 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 Pepeekeo, 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 Pepeekeo 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 Pepeekeo 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 Pepeekeo 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 Pepeekeo 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 Pepeekeo 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 96783 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 Pepeekeo 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 Pepeekeo 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 Pepeekeo, 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.

Pepeekeo 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.

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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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