KRISTEN SUTTON Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Operations Manager

Providing Advanced Trama Focused Care to the People of Hawaii

About Kristen Sutton

My foundation began on the Big Island of Hawaii working with youth in a wilderness and horticultural therapy setting. My focus is on whole-person wellness and a committed supportive relationship with my clients. I have worked with many people experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction, and eating disorders. I serve as the operations manager at Family and Addiction Counseling Llc in Honolulu, Hawaii and would be happy to help you personally, or connect you with one of our amazing therapists to provide the type of support you are looking for. You are worthy of happiness - let's create a path there together.

I have training and experience in Sand play therapy with children, EMDR, Nurturing Parenting, and Harm Reduction psychotherapy. I specialize in trauma-informed therapy with my patients which is is not about a specific intervention but rather tailoring interventions in the context of the individual's trauma history, triggers, and specific needs.

It can be hard and scary to reach out for help, but also incredibly brave. You don't have to suffer any longer. I practice a holistic approach to mental health and wellness. My approach stems from humanistic, positive psychology, and solution-focused counseling. I believe that you have an innate capacity for growth and healing.


  • License: Hawaii / MHC-563

  • School: Georgia Southern University


Mr. James Peterson

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R


  • Life Transitions

  • Depression

  • Anxiety


  • Addiction

  • Alcohol Use

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Career Counseling

  • Child

  • Chronic Relapse

  • Coping Skills

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Eating Disorders

  • Parenting

  • Peer Relationships

  • Relationship Issues

  • School Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Spirituality

  • Stress

  • Substance Use

  • Transgender

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual

  • LGBTQ+

  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Bisexual

  • LGBTQ+


  • Aviation Professionals

  • Body Positivity

  • Gay Allied

  • HIV / AIDS Allied

  • Lesbian Allied

  • Non-Binary Allied

  • Queer Allied

  • Transgender Allied

  • Vegan Allied

  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

  • Compassion Focused

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Dialectical (DBT)

  • EMDR

  • Eclectic

  • Feminist

  • Humanistic

  • Interpersonal

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Narrative

  • Person-Centered

  • Positive Psychology

  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)

  • Sandplay

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Strength-Based

  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals