Aloha, I'm a Clinical Psychologist & Certified Substance Abuse Counselor with over 20 yrs of counseling experience offering virtual therapy
Psychologist in Pearl City, HI
EMDR is an incredible treatment that offers powerful and effective processing of trauma and stuck points in life. It also provides improved understanding and clarity of experiences, thoughts, and feelings and can be very powerful for "positive resourcing" which can quickly and effectively shift anxiety and depressive issues. The beauty of EMDR is that it does not require the patient to talk, so its a fantastic option for those who can't fathom talking about their issue. It's amazing!
I am trained in a variety of evidence based trauma treatment approaches to include: EMDR, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE). I educate my patients on the different approaches and allow the patient to choose what they feel most comfortable with using for trauma treatment.
Cognitive behavioral therapy has stood the test of time and has been proven to be one of the most effective treatments for almost all psychological issues. I provide quick and easy education on the CBT model and utilize the strategies and components throughout treatment to help patients learn how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors impact each other and how to self-regulate and modulate their emotions so they are not overwhelmed by depression, anxiety, and distress.
I specialize in dealing with life changes/transitions that throw us for a loop and derail life as we know it. I utilize an integration of CBT, Client-Centered, Solution-Focused, and Motivational Interviewing techniques and strategies to help my patients find hope, motivation, and make necessary changes to not just adapt and get through those challenges, but to thrive and come out stronger and better equipped for their future as a result of those challenges.
I am a certified substance abuse counselor with 20 years of experience working with drug and alcohol abuse and addictions. I help my patients understand their addiction, identify their triggers, develop relapse prevention plans, replacement behaviors, sober support network, and learn how to enjoy sober living instead of just white knuckling it through sobriety and ending up with dry drunk syndrome in which they might be sober but miserable.
I provide education on depression to help you understand how depression works and can be effectively treated and prevented in the future.