The Counseling Center's highly trained staff provides help and hope to individuals who have experienced sexual abuse and domestic violence, children who have experienced any type of trauma and others in need of couples counseling or general counseling.
I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who works full-time with adults, children and adolescents. I have been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and other forms of therapeutic intervention such as play therapy and music therapy. I also provide Christian based counseling. Areas of focus are anxiety and depression, healthy relationships and recovery from abuse and addictions.
Looking for a therapist can feel overwhelming, although the simple act of doing it means that your journey has already started. Life can have challenges and stressors which can lead to feeling unbalanced. I can help you deal with the barriers you face. I would like to be there with you to maneuver your journey to health, happiness and balance. Therapy can provide you a safe space for the sacred “me time” that you need and deserve. You have the answers, I just have the honor of helping them become clear to you!
I have been in practice for over 20 years and specialize in trauma recovery, dealing with anxiety and depression, relationship issues, military family issues and veterans. I see the power and importance of the therapeutic relationship and am proud to say that after all this time, I still love what I do. Please contact me and give therapy a try.
My practice includes working with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and group settings.
My work experience consists of working in the area of trauma and substance abuse recovery, child abuse and neglect, family conflict, relationship problems, and special needs and/or children with emotion regulation issues. I use a combined approach of psycho-education, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and play therapy to promote growth and change. My goal in counseling is to support individuals in creating solutions, overcoming challenges, and cultivating an overall healthy lifestyle.
My Qualifications to Provide Counseling:
Hawaii Licensed Mental Health Counselor 2017; National Certified Counselor 2016; Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University of Honolulu 2013