Welcome to my website. At East-West Therapy Hawaii, I offer individuals a safe, supportive, encouraging, non-judgmental, and nurturing space where they may explore and grow. I offer traditional “Western” therapeutic modalities such as Jungian-based Depth Psychotherapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy while weaving in other creative modalities such as Dreamwork, Meditation Practice, and Sandplay Therapy.
Please explore my website where you can learn more about my background, education, and therapeutic philosophy as well as the services I offer. Contact information is also included. I am conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki between the Ala Wai and Kuhio Blvd. where I offer free, off-street parking.
Beginning the process of psychotherapy is a courageous step! I believe that the emergence of symptoms such as depression, anxiety, addiction, relationship difficulties, grief & mourning, sexual orientation/identity, work/career issues, self-esteem, and others are often a call from psyche announcing the arrival of a new level of self-awareness, consciousness, and psycho-spiritual integration. We become introduced to previously-unknown aspects of ourselves which come “online” when it is time to transition to a new phase of our life and development. These psychic eruptions often make themselves known in such recognizable phenomena as dreams, fantasies, images, and emotional/psychological symptoms. Most of us need an experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate guide to navigate this sometimes difficult yet potentially fruitful period. I feel privileged to be called-on to respectfully accompany my patients on this powerful and profoundly-meaningful journey.
I offer over 20 years of experience working with individuals, couples, children, and families. I have experience with such issues and populations as: depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and mourning, eating disorders, addiction, ADHD, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning, & Intersex community, sexual orientation and identity, and HIV. I have studied and utilize many therapeutic and psycho-spiritual modalities in my work including: Jungian-based Analytic Psychotherapy, Dreamwork, Archetypal Psychology, Zen Buddhism, Meditation, Sandplay Therapy, Dance Therapy, and Art Therapy. I am currently a Candidate in the Certified Jungian Analyst Training Program at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles.
I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA and am a Licensed Psychologist in California and Hawaii. I am also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Hawaii and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CAADAC) in California and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in Hawaii.