Waimalu is home to many legends, from the accounts of Heiau to the burial caves. Just like Waimalu, everyone has their own legends, their own stories. Some stories and histories are not pleasant, and some can cause pain for many years to come. But you don’t have to face those legends of your past alone.

Counselors in the Waimalu area are available to talk to you right now. These counselors are able to help you look at your own personal legends and stories, see how they are affecting you today, and stop the downward spiral. Contact a therapist today.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waimalu, Hawaii (Waimalu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waimalu, Hawaii (Waimalu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

Aloha and Welcome! I am licensed in Hawaii as a Mental Health Counselor (MHC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and hold a master's degree in Counselor Education from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. I began working in the mental health field in 2007. I believe the key to counseling is in developing a trusting relationship where people feel safe and respected. I help individuals identify what behaviors they engage in that are helpful and which behaviors they would like to change. I use cognitive behavior and mindfulness strategies to help individuals...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waimalu, Hawaii (Waimalu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

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

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waimalu, Hawaii (Waimalu, 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 - Waimalu, Hawaii (Waimalu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,MAC,MA
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 3

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Hawaii with over 12 years of counseling experience. I graduated from the Fielding Graduate University and I have worked with various individuals. In my practice, I use flexible, multi-modality approaches of treatment because every individual has different needs and his/her perception regarding happiness varies. Every individual in society is different so that per their perspectives, they formulate their opinion and a set of behavior. Under the theory of individual perception, the science which sounds theoretically prove...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waimalu, Hawaii (Waimalu, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues
Years of Experience: 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is Anthony Leite's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waimalu, Hawaii (Waimalu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

With over a decade of experience working in the field of mental health, I've used a variety of methods and techniques to help individuals work towards a healthy, happy, and balanced lifestyle. I love helping people figure out what, who, and where they want to be, identify their strengths, and work on a plan for how they can use those strengths to overcome barriers and achieve their goals. I am client-focused, non-judgmental, and think outside the box.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waimalu, Hawaii (Waimalu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CSAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the State if Hawaii for over the past 6 years. I have had the privilege and experience of working with a wide range of clients struggling with many different challenges. Including addiction to drugs and alcohol, recovery, depression, relationship issues, anger management, feeling emotionally or physically stuck, traumas and abuse (emotional and physical), and specific goal achievement. My style of therapy is very warm, open and genuine. I believe that each person is worthy...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waimalu, Hawaii (Waimalu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 8

Aloha! My name is Dr. Cliff Green, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Honolulu, HI. I also hold a doctorate in clinical psychology in addition to graduate and undergraduate degrees in social work with a focus in behavioral mental health. Although I have received training and education in a multitude of treatment approaches and theoretical modalities, my years working as a social worker and psychotherapist have taught me that people can benefit most from an integrative and individualized intervention approach that is tailored to meet their distinct and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waimalu, Hawaii (Waimalu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW,Joseph A Francisco
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Greetings my name is Joseph Francisco, I am a Mental Health Professional, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and 4 year United States Air Force Veteran with over 10 years of experience in discipline of Mental Health. Proven ability to direct installation programs, supervise both civilian and active duty personnel, and enhance operational efficiency. In addition to six years of experience working with the families of youth and adolescents diagnosed with mental illness both in community mental health and inpatient psychiatric/residential treatment facilities. I...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waimalu, Hawaii (Waimalu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Have you ever felt disconnected from yourself or loved ones, while wondering what life really means? Have you lost your joy or enthusiasm for life? Many of us have experienced these feelings from time to time. Some of us have had anxiety that was so overwhelming, we forgot how to cope. We usually benefit from a helping hand and sensible guidance, and most of us can feel better with direction and a good set of coping techniques. I am a licensed clinical social worker for both Alaska and Hawaii. I have been on a path to help others heal and grow since my e...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waimalu, Hawaii (Waimalu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DMIN,LMHC,CSAC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I have a desire to help others to achieve their personal and professional goals. My counseling style is warm and engaging. I have worked with clients for over 10 years to identify their personal strengths, areas of need, to set goals, create action plans, explore resources, and lastly, evaluate, and follow-up on their progress. Clients have learned to address challenges, manage stress, emotional issues, develop coping strategies, practice self-care, engage in conflict resolution, and problem solve. I hold dual ma...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waimalu, Hawaii (Waimalu, HI)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, BCD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12+ years experience providing therapy. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment disorder, domestic violence, parenting/family issues, and other relationship challenges. I have worked with the military community for the past 10 years focusing on trauma-informed therapy. My therapy style is gentle and caring. I want to create a safe environment where clients know they will be treated with dignity and respect and will receive the support they need. My approa...

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

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, families and couples. I am currently licensed in Connecticut and Hawaii. I've practiced in outpatient clinics, partial hospitalization programs, inpatient facilities and programs serving victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. I provided individual and family therapy to patients and clinical supervision to a team of LCSW therapists in a residential treatment program for adolescents and children with extensive histories of trauma, substance...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waimalu, Hawaii (Waimalu, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Aloha, I’m so glad you took this first step of reaching out for support! Whether you want to navigate difficulties in your life, repair relationships, or build a strong foundation for your mental and emotional wellness - I am here to help! I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, & much more. We’ll work together to move past obstacles so you can take steps to achieve your goals. I want the therapeutic process to feel helpful and worthwhile. I work with sincerity, compassion and non-judgement, and wi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waimalu, Hawaii (Waimalu, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Aloha! I am licensed in Hawaii with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping people manage stress and anxiety; cope with trauma, abuse and depression; and restore motivation, self esteem and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and compassion. I am able to tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Remember, 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 - Waimalu, Hawaii (Waimalu, HI)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed as a mental health counselor in Hawaii, and have over three years of counseling experience. I enjoy providing counseling services in the local community, with an emphasis on preventative and integrative wellness, normalization of development across the lifespan, cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation training, parent-child interaction therapy, anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, family members of people with special needs, occupational counseling and solutions-focused interventions. I also have more than 12 years of experience teaching yoga a...

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

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 Waimalu 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 Waimalu 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 Waimalu or elsewhere in Honolulu 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 Waimalu 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 Waimalu 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 Waimalu 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 Waimalu 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 Waimalu, 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 Waimalu, 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 96701 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 Waimalu:

96701

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.