My approach to therapy is a client-centered and focused-based practice. Clients are the experts in their lives and determine the direction and depth of their therapeutic process. Through a strengths-based and solutions-focused intervention, I utilize a variety of treatment modalities to guide clients in identifying strengths and developing treatment plans that accomplish their goals.

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I assist clients in exploring relationships in their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in order to aid in discovering dysfunctional thought patterns leading to self-destructive behaviors and beliefs.

Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy, I assist clients in developing skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation with the goal of moving clients toward a life of health and freedom.

We specialize in helping individuals and families with substance use disorders. We believe that active addiction is not a barrier to care and that anyone can improve with therapy at any time. We practice a holistic approach to treatment affecting body, mind, and the environment giving our patients the greatest chance of success. A variety of biological, psychological, and community-based interventions are available to help each patient and their family members achieve and maintain their personal treatment goals. Our counselors maintain the therapeutic relationship and are able to treat our clients at every phase of their addiction; during active use, through relapse, into recovery.

  • Years in Practice: 6 Years

  • License: Hawaii / MHC-711

  • School: Chaminade University

  • Year Graduated: 2016

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Addiction

  • Mood Disorders

  • ADHD

  • Alcohol Use

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Asperger's Syndrome

  • Autism

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Borderline Personality

  • Chronic Impulsivity

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Developmental Disorders

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Violence

  • Drug Abuse

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Internet Addiction

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Life Transitions

  • Medication Management

  • Peer Relationships

  • School Issues

  • Self-Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Sexual Addiction

  • Sports Performance

  • Stress

  • Substance Use

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Impulse Control Disorders

  • Thinking Disorders

Types of Therapy

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis

  • Coaching

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical (DBT)

  • Humanistic

  • Integrative

  • Interpersonal

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

  • Person-Centered

  • Strength-Based

Ethnicity: Pacific Islander

Age

  • Adults

  • Teen

  • Children (6 to 10)

  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Family