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Psychologist in Honolulu, HI

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Psychologist in Downtown Honolulu, Individuals/Couples
Heal Yourself! Enjoy Life More! Realize Your Dreams!
My experience living and working in other cultures has helped to expand my understanding of the human condition and greatly inform my practice of psychology. I enjoy incorporating Eastern techniques, such as mindfulness meditation, alongside Western approaches, especially cognitive psychology to assist my clients in their journeys to minimize suffering and maximize life satisfaction.

Psychotherapy is something that almost everyone can benefit from. As we travel through life we accumulate many experiences. Some of these experiences may adversely affect our functioning beyond what would seem normal. Some of these experiences and biological situations may create psychological conditions.To understand how these experiences and may be affecting you and develop strategies to better cope with and recover from them psychotherapy can be very beneficial. Please consider how valuable your quality of life and functioning are and be proactive in improving your life.

I am happy working with adults and couples as well as with children and adolescents and their families. I have helped these people to succeed in their efforts to overcome, better manage or adjust to their depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, compulsions, obsessions, addictions, relationship problems, sexual orientation, identity issues, thought disorders, sleep disorders and stress.

I look forward to working with you.
Bio
After graduating form Cornell University with my Bachelor’s degree I joined the Peace Corps to spend three years in The Philippines doing development work. I subsequently spent two years in Japan studying the language and culture while working in education and business. I then traveled to China where I spent one year learning Mandarin Chinese and exploring the country before moving to Taiwan for two years to continue my studies and support myself as a journalist. I’ve also traveled extensively throughout Asia over the last three decades from Bombay to Hanoi to Seoul to Malacca.
I returned to the United States to pursue my Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and, after working as a clinical social worker for ten years providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults, I pursued my Doctoral degree. I graduated with my Doctorate in clinical psychology in 1999 and have been in private practice since then working with a diverse clientele with a wide-range of issues and concerns.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Adolescents  Life Transitions
 Anger Management  Marriage Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Men's Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Bicultural Difficulties  Relationship Issues
 Children's Counseling  Self Esteem Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Stress Management
 Couples Therapy  Trauma and PTSD
 Depression  Work and Career Issues
 Divorce
Certifications
 Clinical Psychologist  Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)
 Licensed Psychologist  Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW)
Education/Training
B.Sc.- Cornell University
MSW - University of Hawaii at Manoa
Psy.D. - American School of Professional Psychology Hawaii Campus
Other Languages
Chinese, Japanese, Cebuano
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, paypal
Hours:Tuesday to Friday 9AM to 7PM Saturday 10-4
Cost/Session:co-pays as low as $9.50
License:PSY#724 Hawaii
Location
1188 Bishop St., #3102
HonoluluHI 96813
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