I am from Hawaii, and grew up in beautiful Kailua. For over 20 years I proudly directed several well known mental health programs for adults and youth at 2 excellent local non-profit agencies. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am very interested in working with individuals, as well as with their loved ones to help support the person challenged and to help educate their support group and loved ones so that relief comes more quickly, and there is greater understanding for all those involved. I also specialize in relationship counseling, and am certified in premarital counseling with the "Prepare/Enrich" program.
I have a special dedication for helping those suffering from major depression and other mental illnesses, especially those who are afraid to seek help because they are ashamed. Many want to deal with their depression or mental illness alone; and try to tough it out. They do not realize how bad their condition can become without timely corrective treatment until it becomes very serious. My goal is to help break the stigma so that people feel as comfortable taking care of their mental health as they do taking care of their physical health.
Mahalo for your interest in my services!