Aloha and Welcome,
Thank you for taking the time to view my website. Challenging experiences and emotions are a part of the human experience. It is how we choose, yes I said choose, to move through our experiences that will determine whether it is a valuable learning lesson or a piece of crap situation that you have no control over. I have been fortunate to have incredibly supportive, loving and compassionate family, friends and mentors in my life to help me move through the many experiences I have had. Perhaps you will consider that I can be the therapist to journey with you.
As a licensed marriage and family therapy associate, my work is supervised by Dr. Ethan Schwab, PhD, in order to provide you with the best care and support possible.
As a Native Hawaiian woman, the meaning of Aloha that I share here on this page is a tribute to my ancestors and family. The meaning of "Aloha";
A = Akahai, meaning kindness, expressed as tenderness
L = Lokahi, meaning unity, expressed as harmony
O = Olu'olu, meaning agreeable, expressed as being pleasant
H = Ha'aha'a, meaning humility, expressed as modesty
A = Ahonui, meaning patience, expressed as perservance
I bring the qualities of Aloha to the therapeutic relationship. I will meet you where you are now and based on your goals, we will work together towards where you want to be. My clinical experience includes working with individuals, couples and families. I am trained in grief and loss, family systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
- M.A. 2016 Couple and Family Therapy, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
- B.S. 1994 Business Administration, Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, HI
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA) MG60670455
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
- Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy