Living on an island, you may expect that everyone is happy all the time, right? Of course not. That is impossible. Nobody is happy all the time and everyone has days when they do not feel their best for one reason or another. But Waimea tries to keep their community happy and even hosts some annual events such as the Fourth of July rodeo and the Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival.

But sometimes, you may not feel very festive and would prefer to be left alone. However, it is at these times that it is important to reach out to someone who understands and can relate to what you are going through. Luckily, there are many counselors and therapists in the Waimea area who are available when you need them. Just contact one of these mental health professionals today so you can start feeling more festive.

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 20

Much mahalos for taking the time to read my profile. I look forward to working with you! My name is Solana L. Olsen (or as my younger clients call me "Mrs. O"), and I was born and raised on the island of Oahu. I graduated from University of Hawaii-Manoa with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Family Resources. Go Rainbow Warriors! I continued my education by pursuing my Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology at Chaminade University of Honolulu. I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Hawaii, a National Certified Counselor ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 8

My name is Kristine and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Minnesota and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW) and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in the state of Hawaii. I received my Master of Arts degree in Addiction Counseling: Advanced Practice from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies and I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. My current full time job is as a Substance Abuse Clinical Counse...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 11

Aloha, My name is Kayla and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over nine years of experience in the counseling field. I have provided counseling services to individuals and their families in many settings including clinical, residential, in-home, agency, and school based. Additionally, I have experience providing crisis counseling, conducting trauma support groups, working with child welfare services, and doing parenting coaching. Helping people feel supported, increase the love and acceptance they feel for themselves, and improve their life is my pas...

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...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly 10 years of experience providing therapeutic services to populations across Hawai'i. I have worked in a variety of settings to provide youth, couples, and families with the support they seek to make meaningful changes in their lives. I strive to create an environment of safety and security for my clients by forming a strong, therapeutic alliance, and am committed to earning both your trust and your respect. I look forward to hearing your story and forging a path forward, together.

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coaching
Years of experience: 6

I am licensed therapist in Hawaii with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma, severe mental illness and abuse, & depression. 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!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical Psychologist in California and Hawaii with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist and patient advocate. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. Many patients have come from an LGBTQIA+ background. I have worked in institutional and community settings, including hospitals. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe i...

Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
Years of experience: 22

Aloha! Are you tired of trying to better your life and still getting the same results? Why wait until a crises starts? Why put off what you know you need to do? What are you waiting for? Don't be afraid, you have nothing to lose but everything to gain! What are your goals? My goal is to help you succeed as long as you are open and willing to work hard at improving your life. We can work out a counseling plan to fit your needs. Feel free to reach out any day or time for I'm here for you as you navigate through what ever situation you find yourself!!! I am licens...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of experience: 9

I am licensed in Hawaii and New Mexico with 9 years of professional work experience as an Art Therapist/Clinical Counselor. My experience includes helping clients to cope with addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in the wisdom you carry from the life experiences you have had, and trust that you possess inherent strengths which we may access and call upon, to assist you in overcoming the challenges you are facing. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I look forward to being a part of your g...

Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of experience: 7

I am licensed in Hawaii with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, coping with grief and loss, & 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.

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, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of experience: 3

I am licensed in Hawai'i and Colorado and have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. 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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of experience: 15

I am licensed in Texas, Florida and Hawaii with 16 years of professional work experience. I am fully bilingual in English and Spanish. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of experience: 3

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, s...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of experience: 4

I am licensed in Hawaii with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & anger management. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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.

How To Find Counseling Waimea

Finding the best therapist close by in Waimea can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Waimea 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 Waimea. 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 Waimea, 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 Waimea 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 Waimea 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 Waimea area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Waimea
  • DBT in Waimea
  • Substance use therapy in Waimea
  • Couples therapy in Waimea

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

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

While many psychologists in Waimea 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 Waimea 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 Waimea, 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 Waimea above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Waimea 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 Waimea 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 Waimea 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 Waimea 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 Waimea 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 Waimea, 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 96796 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 Waimea can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Waimea 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 Waimea 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 Waimea, 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.

Waimea 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 Waimea, 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

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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 Waimea.

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

96796