Born and raised in Hawai'i, and with experience in other states, I have been licensed and working with people of Hawai'i for over 30 years. Originally from Palolo on the Island of O'ahu, I am of mixed ethnic backgrounds to include Native Hawaiian. I intermix spiritual and cultural approaches to life with western therapy.
I strongly believe that you are the expert of your life story and that my job is to guide and assist you in finding workable solutions to support and enhance your life. It takes guts to consider and seek out therapy. It can, with other life choices, make for a more fulfilling and happier life. I have a client-based style that is guided by aloha and mutual respect. I look forward to working with you. Aloha!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
HI Psychologist Psy-397