Springs are the beginning of life for some bodies of water, and if you feel like your life needs a new burst of energy, a counselor in Waipahu can help you.

Waipahu got the name because of an artesian spring, with the name meaning bursting and exploding. It was incorporated in 1897, and it even has a lot of industry for many to become a part of. This used to be the capital, and the Kingdom of Hawaii enjoyed the water from here. You can burst from your bad situations and live a new life with the help of a counselor today!

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Sean Gardner

Offering therapy in HI
License: MS,LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Are you looking to make meaningful change in your life? Do you want to feel more present, authentic and connected to yourself and others? Whether you are feeling stuck in life or are navigating a life-altering event or post-traumatic stress, I am here to provide a safe, nonjudgemental space for you to overcome your obstacles and concerns. I know from both personal and professional experiences that each of us has the ability to awaken to the truth and find our light, even in the darkest of times. I can help guide you back to return home to your innate mental health and true nature, which is peace and wellbeing itself. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC in both Hawaii and Arizona. I was born and raised here in Phoenix, AZ. I served active duty in the US Navy, then post military became a city firefighter-paramedic in Virginia Beach, VA. I eventually graduated with my BA in Psychology from ASU (Go Devils!). I graduated with my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University of Honolulu in 2016. I've worked as an inpatient therapist with adolescent youth, then moved on to working for the VA in social work with homeless veterans. I started my career in mental health while living in Honolulu, Hawaii for over 6 years and worked with a wide variety of populations of clients in various community and public school settings. My last job in Hawaii was as a Military & Family Life Counselor working with service members and their families at Joint-Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu. I've since moved back home to Phoenix and became licensed here in Arizona. For the past 3 years, I've been enjoying working as an independent online therapist on various platforms.

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Roxy Mico

Offering therapy in HI
License: LCSW,DCSW,QCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
28 years of experience

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 focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and psycho-behavioral education. I will tailor my approach to your individual needs and style. It is often difficult to reach out for help and it shows great strength that you are seeking solutions to your concerns. I would be glad to help you on your journey to move on to a healthier and happier life.

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Jamal Mayhew

Offering therapy in HI
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience

Hello! My name is Jamal and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience providing counseling services. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including: community mental health, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, partial and intensive outpatient care, and managing a private practice in the Phoenix community. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma and relationship challenges from individual, group and family work. My approach to therapy is client centered: clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused lens, I draw on multiple treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals. I support clients through developing skills via: EMDR, mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation with the goal of moving clients towards a life involving the capacity for experiencing joy and freedom.

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Whitney Hughes

Offering therapy in HI
License: MA,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

Hey there! I am Whitney Hughes, she/her. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Mental Health and Emotional Wellness Connection Coach as well as a Trauma-Informed Certified Pause Breathwork Facilitator. Many years ago, I graduated from the University of Maine with a BA in Liberal Studies, which allowed me to concentrate on the behavioral sciences. 3 children later, I pursued a Master’s Degree in Counseling Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Michigan University. I knew I wanted to use my personal story, my battles with anxiety, depression, CPTSD, PTSD, substance use, my professional experience, and my educational background to support not only myself but so many others on their own, unique healing journey. Some of the most important elements of my therapeutic work are CONNECTION, SAFETY, and INCLUSIVITY. Throughout my journey, I have learned that when I connect with myself, I am able to deepen my connection with others and the world in which we live. When we connect inward, to ourselves, we connect to our intuition, that part of ourselves that creates clarity, peace, and alignment in our daily lives. As humanBEINGS, we are wired for connection. When we lose sight of this connection, our lives can get messy. In order to connect, we must first feel safe, seen, heard, and held. My personal mission is to connect with you, to help you connect with your truest self, and to create a safe space for you to share your story. I am here to encourage, listen, witness, and support you. My continued journey has taught me that we, that YOU, already have the power to shift your world, and sometimes we need someone who we can open up to and trust to help us see the light that is already within. I am looking forward to connecting soon!

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Charity Dudoit

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Hawaii with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I have a great passion in this field. My 7 years of experience in this field has allowed me to work closely within my community, building connections with a trauma-informed and non-judgemental approach. I value compassion and empathy as essential to guiding people through their healing journey as a lighthouse for those who see darkness and to provide hope. 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.

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Lorri Bessette

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyDepression
4 years of experience

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

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Howard Baldwin

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
33 years of experience

I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Hawaii with 33 years of professional work experience and over 25 years in private practice assessing, diagnosing and treating families, kids, adults and seniors, over a wide range of conditions and issues including dealing with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, anger management, & depression. I utilize a Holistic approach that considers the interaction and empowerment of Body, Mind, Emotions and Spirit, along with systems analysis of Career/resources and Relationships dynamics. Along with Western modern clinical training (Science) I also may incorporate Eastern knowledge and traditions (ancient knowledge) as well as Spiritual principles and knowledge from various Faiths and Cosmologies. that have proven track record for empowering people to get through most all of life's challenges. 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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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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Jane Leng

Offering therapy in HI
Trauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Oregon and Washington. I have 16 years of counseling individuals who have are currently experiencing grief and loss and trauma. As I work with my clients, the focus is to uncover the aspects of your personality that impact your behavior. My approach is Internal Family Systems , EMDR and Somatic Sensory Awareness. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that endeavor.

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Maisa Ziegler

Offering therapy in HI
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

May you feel validated in your quest to explore the mystery and beauty that lies in your healing and desires. As we watch our modern world rapidly evolve under mounting social and environmental pressures, I believe that inner and outer healing is now more important than ever. As a trauma-informed therapist, I honor peoples' experiences by being affirming, inclusive, and non-judging whatever the challenge(s) may be. I emphasize honoring and preserving a person’s autonomy. As someone with a personal and professional background shaped by lived experiences, I come to this work with a passion for creating a space. Today, I use a variety of techniques for helping people access insight, communication tools, role play, mindfulness, and cognitive inquiry to assist behavioral change and growth. I want us to discover what works best for you as you navigate what you need to be your most effective self. I enjoy explaining the mysteries of the human condition in simple words and finding practical application in practices that you can implement into your life. I like to help people feel understood, confront their joys and pains, and be motivated to change. All this gives me energy when I wake up in the morning.

How to find counseling in Waipahu

Finding the best therapist close by in Waipahu 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 Waipahu. 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 Waipahu, 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 Waipahu 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 Waipahu 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 Waipahu, elsewhere in Honolulu, or in the greater state of Hawaii.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Waipahu area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Waipahu 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 Waipahu 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 Waipahu 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 Waipahu, 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 Waipahu 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 Waipahu 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 Waipahu 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 Waipahu 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 Waipahu 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 96797 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 Waipahu 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 Waipahu 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 Waipahu, 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.

Waipahu 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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