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3 Ways Technology Can Negatively Impact Your Relationship

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Blog, Couples Therapy, Life Tips | 0 comments

Technology is amazing. Over the last century or so technology has brought us closer together through reduced travel times, more communication options, and more varied shared experiences. More recently technology has also been driving people apart, especially those in a close relationship.

Slowing Real Life Dating

Online dating generally leads to people courting longer. The time between meeting online and meeting in person is a time filled with fantasy and possibility. As soon as that in person meeting happens some of the mystery is dispelled. Everything gets much more real in real life. Many people delay the real-life meeting as long as possible to enjoy the fantasy for as long as possible. Unfortunately, the longer the fantasy lives on, the more likely real life is to disappoint.

Distraction

Many people have developed an instinctive response to their cell phones. They’ll have it in their hand checking it when it makes a noise, often without even realizing they’re doing it. Where the telephone invited people to interrupt our home life unannounced with a ring, smartphones invite the entire world to our every moment with no warning. We’ve responded by paying attention to that world, often at the expense of the people we are physically near. Many people are so distracted by their phones they are prone to anxiety when they don’t have them near.

Temptation

Phones, tablets, and the Internet. It is easier than ever to be tempted, fall prey to temptation, and hide it from a significant other. Many people spend time fantasizing about options beyond their significant other. This in and of itself isn’t necessarily unhealthy. What drives people apart is to take these fantasies anywhere outside the mind. While some may claim it’s a logical fallacy, human nature is for that slippery slope to lead all the way down. The ease in taking that next step towards cheating on our partners is much easier to take with modern technology than it has been in the past.

If there’s something, technology or not, coming between you and your partner Dr. William Conti, PhD can help. At East-West Therapy in Honolulu can help any couple through tough spots in their relationship.

5 Ways to Release Your Anger and Embrace Forgiveness

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Blog, Honolulu Therapist, Therapist | 0 comments

When somebody wrongs you can be hard to move on. It gets harder the closer you are to each other. The pain and anger is real, and it should be treated as such. Unfortunately, that pain and anger can fester, becoming even worse than the wrong originally done.

Learning to forgive the person who wronged you, and let go of the pain and anger will ultimately lead to healing. Embracing forgiveness in this way is hard. Don’t ever think it’s easy. However, it is achievable, and with the help of a qualified therapist it may be easier than you expect.

Forgive, Not Forget

Some people mistake forgiving with forgetting. They feel they could never forgive because the memory will never go away. They aren’t the same thing. Forgiving never means forgetting. In cases of extreme pain, it may be very important to remember. Remembering a person hurt you so you stay out of future relationships with them is important for instance, but you can still forgive them to allow your own internal healing to progress. Embrace forgiveness to promote healing, but know you don’t have to forget.

Live Now, and for the Future

Try to let go of the past and work toward the future. Often concentrating on what happened in the past prevents us from moving forward. Forgiving is moving forward, and requires coming to terms with the past.

Forgive Unconditionally

As hard as it is, you must forgive with no expectations. You must forgive for real. It must be with no reservations. It must stick even if nothing comes back. Even though we tell others when we forgive them, we do it for ourselves.

Start with Yourself

In a surprising number of cases a person will blame themselves for something that happened to them. If this is you, you must forgive yourself. You will struggle to forgive the other person involved until you have forgiven yourself.

Start Right Now

The only better time than the present to forgive someone is in the past. There is nothing to gain by waiting to forgive. It allows the pain and anger to fester longer, gives them power over your life longer, and delays your healing process. Choose to forgive now, and start working to make it real.

If you need a therapist in Hawaii to help you work through forgiving someone contact East-West Therapy for an appointment today.

3 Ways Psychotherapy Can Help With Chronic Pain

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Blog, Therapist, Waikiki Therapist | 0 comments

In life, it’s important to remember the days can be long but the years are short. This is how chronic pain happens. It starts out as regular pain one day. Before you know it, years have passed and the pain that started out as an isolated incident is now chronic.

Modern medicine is great at dealing with pain. It’s even pretty good at dealing with the physical cause of pain. Unfortunately, pain, especially chronic pain, can be much more than a physical problem. Chronic pain can lead to depression, and difficulties with the people and relationships in your life. This is where therapy comes in. While medical doctors take care of the physical pain and problems causing it therapists, such as Dr. William Conti, can treat the emotional trauma associated with chronic pain.

Some of it is in the Mind

Chronic pain is real, we know this. The thing to remember is that some symptoms of chronic pain are in the mind. Chronic pain effects how we interact with people on a daily basis, how we think about the world around us, and how we feel about ourselves. Medically trained doctors aren’t equipped to deal with these aspects of chronic pain management. A therapist is trained to help you work through issues such as these.

Outside Support is more Valuable Than We Realize

Having someone outside of your daily experience to share your struggles with is a powerful thing. Meeting with a therapist gives you a safe haven to express your thoughts and feelings. Dealing with chronic pain isn’t easy, and by having a safe haven to talk about your struggles you don’t have to feel as if you face them alone.

Pain Management Without Drugs

This is a pretty tall order. The truth is that chronic pain almost always needs some level of medication. What a therapist can bring in is alternatives that lessen the reliance on drugs. After learning about you, your pain, and your life situation the therapist can help you learn different techniques for pain management that don’t rely on drugs.

Therapist Waikiki at East-West Therapy

If you’re experiencing chronic pain and need someone to talk to in Waikiki or surrounding communities please reach out to us at EastWest Therapy. You will be rewarded with a safe, supportive, encouraging, non-judgmental, and nurturing space where we can help you find new ways to deal with your chronic pain.

How to Help Children Grieve the Death of a Parent

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Blog, Honolulu Therapist, Therapist, Waikiki Therapist | 0 comments

Losing a child is one of the worst things that can happen to a person. Just about the only thing worse is for a child to lose a parent. Children lack the emotional maturity to deal with death in the way adults do. Younger children may not even understand exactly what death means. The adults left in their lives need to be there for them, though knowing how to help can be difficult.

Listen

One of the most important things to do is listen to the child. They may want to ask questions. The questions should be heard, and answered to the best of your ability. If the answer isn’t known, admit it and try to find the right answer. It’s important to keep the child’s age in mind and answer appropriately, but keep it real. This isn’t the time for avoiding difficult topics or making up “soft” answers to tough questions.

Be There

Children need time to grieve. Not only that, but their patterns of grief differ from adults. They may seem fine for a week, but then have a really bad night as they try to process their loss. The goal is to be there for the child as long as they need it.

Let Them See You Cry

Part of being there is to be there in your grief as well. One of the best ways to let them know their feelings are OK is to show your feelings to them. Let them see you go through the process of grieving and accepting the loss. Admit to them that it’s never really forgotten, that life is different from this point on. Emotions don’t work on a specific timetable, and they should know that it’s normal to feel fine one minute, in pain the next, and angry a little after that.

Bring in Outside Help with Grief Counseling

Get in touch with a child therapist or grief counselor. Encourage the child to talk to them about their pain even more freely than they talk to you about it. Getting professional help is nothing to be ashamed of, and always a good idea. In Honolulu East West Therapy offers grief counseling, and has experience working with children. Contact them today at (213) 880-8262 for an initial appointment.

How To Move on After a Breakup in a Healthy Way

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Blog, Couples Therapy, Honolulu Therapist, Life Tips, Therapist, Waikiki Therapist | 0 comments

Back in the early 60’s Neil Sedaka recorded a song called “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” which rapidly rose to the top of the charts. He unwittingly tapped into a reality that we all know, there is no worse part of a relationship than the breakup.

The pain of a breakup can be so strong people will stay in relationships far longer than is healthy. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the receiving end of the breakup or the one initiating it either. There are people that try to break up with someone by cutting off contact rather than facing the person to tell them. There are others that will withdraw for weeks after being broken up with.

Experiencing this much pain is traumatic. Just as a cast is needed to treat a broken limb after it’s been set in place, counseling can be used to treat the emotional pain of a break-up.

Friends can be great to talk to after a breakup, but they can also be problematic. Breakups involve two people and your friends will tend to paint a picture where you were perfect and the other person caused all the problems. This can lead to a similar relationship in the future with the same ending, a vicious cycle.

A counselor can help you truly move on by painting a picture where both of you contributed to the relationships demise. This healthier approach leads to personal growth. It can break a cycle of bad relationships and open the door to new, better relationships in the future.

Moving on from a breakup can be scary. Friends and family may try to help, but can push you before you’re ready. This can lead to a repeat of the last relationship, or an even worse one. An experienced counselor will help you avoid self-destructive behavior, such as jumping into a new relationship before you’re ready.

At East West Therapy in Honolulu, HI you can speak with a counselor who has over 20 years of experience helping others emotionally. We use a whole life approach and will provide you with ideas for healing that go beyond our time together in the office. Contact us now to set up an appointment.

Is Being Selfish Always Bad?

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Blog, Honolulu Therapist, Therapist, Waikiki Therapist | 0 comments

We are taught to share from a very early age. This isn’t an inherently bad thing, sharing is good. Putting others first is an important part of many philosophies. Even commercials on TV will suggest we spend money helping others with their troubles.

Sometimes we may not want to help others though. Perhaps we’re struggling to see where we can give to others. Maybe we feel as if others are taking advantage of us. Whatever the reason, sometimes the actions we decide to take will have others feel like we’re being selfish.

Generally speaking, being selfish isn’t socially acceptable. Our society has ingrained helping others. If we are seen denying help to others that, from the outside, seems like it should be easy for us to provide we can find ourselves at the receiving end of scornful looks or harsh words.

Selfish is defined as lacking concern for others, for being concerned primarily with oneself. When people see someone take actions that appear to benefit that person more than they benefit others, they may cry out that the person is being selfish. The truth is, whether the person was selfish or not, the people crying foul are in the wrong.

Think of your energy as a water tank which you get limited chances to refill. You can allow others to drink from this tank, but you need to survive off of it as well. If you spend too much time helping others drink from the tank you may miss a chance to refill it, or you end up needing more after it’s depleted.

There are times in life when the best thing we can do to help others is take care of ourselves first. If we don’t take some time to help ourselves we will eventually be unable to help others. This may be as simple as saying no to someone, or as difficult as asking someone else for help in a time of need.

If you are in one of those times of need and can’t find someone to help you then seek out a professional. East West Therapy in Honolulu, HI provides counseling for those fighting with anxiety or guilt brought on not only by feelings of selfishness, but for any other reason as well. Call 213-880-8262 today to schedule an appointment.

The Truth About Facing Depression and How to Overcome it

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Depression, Life Tips, Waikiki Therapist | 0 comments

Everybody knows depression spikes when a new year starts. Feelings of isolation can increase after the holidays, when people seemed to be around every corner. Feelings of inadequacy may intensify at a time when many people are reflecting on the previous year and planning for the next one. The specific reasons are as varied as the people who feel depression.

Depression can be tough to deal with alone, especially if being alone is part of the depression cycle. One of the best things a person can do when dealing with depression is to get professional help. A trained psychologist can help you face depression, and eventually beat it. From medication to talk therapy their training and experience has given them a large toolbox. Rest assured they can reach into that toolbox and find the right treatment for you.

Medication is one of the most common forms of depression treatment. In some cases, medication is a short-term need supplanted by progress made through other methods of treatment. In other cases, medication may be the best long term care option for an individual. Medication is almost never given as the only form of treatment. At the very least there are still regular visits to monitor the effect of medication over time.

What Does A Psychologist Look For?

When a psychologist looks at the whole picture of a patient’s well-being they may discover some lifestyle changes to suggest. Adding exercise and meditation to a daily routine can increase the effectiveness of other treatment options. Some dietary changes may also be suggested. In cases of mild depression lifestyle changes alone may be enough.

Talk therapy is what most people picture when they think of visiting a psychiatrist. The most classic form of this is a patient lying down on a couch talking to the therapist while the therapist takes notes on a yellow legal pad. It doesn’t have to look like this though. Sitting at a desk or table together in regular chairs having a regular conversation that the therapist records can easily be just as effective.

Jungian therapy uses methods such as dreamwork, active imagination, shadowplay, and other techniques to help a person delve deep into their own psyche. Using Jungian Methodology, a psychiatrist will help guide a patient deeper into their self, using a symptom such as depression as a launching point. The journey is often hard, but at the end a person become more aware of themselves, and the depression dissipates.

Contact Dr. William Conti, PhD for help with your depression by calling (213) 880 8262. East West Therapy services the Waikiki, Honolulu, and Oahu areas in Hawaii.

What to Ask to Find the Best Therapist in Honolulu, HI

Posted by on Jun 13, 2018 in Blog, Honolulu Therapist, Teletherapy, Therapist, Waikiki Therapist | 0 comments

The technological revolution of the twenty-first century has made a wide array of activities easier to do. Whether it is getting information about what you don’t know through Google, seeing your loved ones who live a long distance away through Skype, or getting instant news through news service websites, technology has made a lot of things easier. One area that many individuals are now using technology to do is therapy.

Teletherapy is helping a lot of individuals get the help they need when they don’t have the time to go in to see the therapist. While this is spreading across the United States, teletherapy has just recently begun to get more popular in Hawaii, where Dr. William Conti at East-West Therapy is offering teletherapy to help provide needed therapy to as many as possible.

There are several common questions that people should ask when entering a teletherapy session. These will help you get as much as possible out of your teletherapy sessions, both the current one and those you will do in the future:

When can I make an appointment next?How can I access resources given to me by my teletherapist?

Since teletherapy is, by nature, a remote exercise, you may be troubled on how to get the resources offered by the therapist. If it is a prescription, the teletherapist will contact your doctor directly for the script. Any other resources your teletherapist will likely make available to you over the internet, in the form of ebooks, pdfs, or audio and video files.

How do I take advantage of teletherapy if I am traveling?

This is truly the beautiful thing about teletherapy: anywhere that you have service or access to Wi-Fi can get you access to your therapist. It matters not if you are at home or away, so traveling doesn’t take away from your ability to take part. The only thing that will stop you is your desire not to do it.

If you are in Hawaii or anywhere else in the United States and want to try teletherapy, contact East-West Therapy and Dr. William Conti today!

Tips for Successful Teletherapy Sessions

Posted by on May 25, 2018 in Honolulu Therapist, Teletherapy, Therapist | 0 comments

Therapy and counseling has finally come into the twenty-first century with the advent of teletherapy: therapeutic sessions undertaken over the telephone or through a video messenger service with a licensed therapist. Many patients are opting for this method of counseling for a variety of reasons, including more convenient scheduling and the ease of being able to do it in the comfort of your own home.

If you are one of the patients looking into undergoing a teletherapy session or are getting yourself ready for a teletherapy session you may be looking for tips on how to make the session as beneficial as possible. The following are a series of tips that can help you get as much as possible out of the session.

Establish Your Teletherapy Mindset

First, you should pay attention to your mindset. Approach the session with an open mind, meaning that you should not be expecting any one thing but allow the session to flow. While you can have a rough plan on what you would like to talk about, don’t shut down any avenues of discussion the therapist may open with you. Know that the therapist is trying to help you grow, and by keeping an open mindset you can also have a growth mindset that will allow you to get as much as possible out of the session.

Set Up Your Safe Space

The second tip is to pay attention to your environment. Try to do it in an area that you are already comfortable in. Set your seat up in a position that allows for maximum comfort, sitting on your couch or a sitting chair in a position that doesn’t make you uncomfortable. The more relaxed you are in the session, the more open your mind will be and the more you will be able to communicate with the therapist.

Remove Distractions

Finally, remove any distractions that may occur during your therapy session. If you live with others, ask them to stay quiet for an hour or so. If you have children, ask someone to watch them. If you are able to, do the therapy session in a room that you can close the door. The more distraction-free the environment is, the better the session will go.

Schedule Your Successful Teletherapy Session Today!

Teletherapy sessions can be as beneficial as face-to-face meetings: in fact, with the use of Skype, they become face-to-face sessions from the comfort of your own home. Follow these tips to make the session as beneficial as possible for you. Check out what to expect at your first session and call East-West Therapy at 213-880-8262 to book your first teletherapy appointment

What to Expect at Your First Teletherapy Appointment

Posted by on Apr 24, 2018 in Blog, Teletherapy | 0 comments

If you’ve decided to try teletherapy, you already know that it is an easy and convenient alternative to traditional therapy that takes place over the phone from wherever you are. No need to take off work early and fight rush-hour traffic to get to your therapy sessions- now you can get the beneficial therapy you need from the comfort of your home, office, or anywhere that offers a good amount of privacy. All you need is your phone!

But what can you expect from your first teletherapy session? Here is an overview of what goes on during the first appointment, and how teletherapy can fit into your busy life while giving you the help and healing that can transform your life.

Meet and Greet

As with traditional therapy, the first time you meet your therapist during a teletherapy appointment will be something of a “getting to know you” session. Your therapist will ask you a little bit about yourself, including your key reason for seeking teletherapy. This way, your therapist can have the information he or she needs to set benchmark goals in order to help you with the most pressing issues in your life.

Honesty is the Best Policy

Once in a while, a patient may not tell the whole truth to a therapist; he or she may feel afraid of being judged, and might downplay or completely omit certain symptoms or behaviors that can lead a therapist to a diagnosis and proper course of treatment. It can be somewhat intimidating or embarrassing to confide in a therapist you’ve just met, but it is essential to your treatment to try to describe any and all emotions, behaviors, or impulses that you may be experiencing in order to help your therapist get to the root of the issue. Don’t worry if you don’t feel comfortable enough during your first teletherapy session to talk about the heavy stuff, but it is always the best policy to be honest and forthcoming with your therapist.

Ask Questions About Teletherapy

During your first teletherapy session, your therapist doesn’t have to be the one asking all the questions! Feel free to ask him or her anything you may want to know about his or her background, as well as any questions you may have about your treatment plan, so you know what to expect. Your therapist will honestly and thoroughly address all your questions and put you at ease so that you can begin your life-affirming, transformative work through therapy.

It’s never been easier to receive treatment from a licensed therapist thanks to teletherapy sessions available through East-West Therapy, you can get the help you need to live your best life, no matter where you are located! Dr. William Conti and associates are based in Honolulu, HI, but can offer therapy services to people around the globe. Let today be the day you decide to take charge of your life- call East-West Therapy at 213-880-8262 to book your first teletherapy appointment. A better life is just a phone call away!

Using Teletherapy to Conquer Phobias

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Life Tips, Stress Management, Teletherapy | 0 comments

Phobias are defined as extreme or irrational fears or aversions to specific things. While some people may have a phobia of dogs, spiders, or snakes, others may become terrified in a situation involving heights or enclosed spaces. Some of the most common phobias include aerophobia, a fear of flying; astraphobia, a fear of lightning and thunder; and mysophobia, a fear of germs. While not everyone has a phobia, they are very common and normal and can be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy by a licensed and experienced psychotherapist.

If you aren’t able to make the time to travel to a therapist’s office for regular cognitive behavioral therapy sessions (or if you aren’t able to because you suffer from agoraphobia, which is a very real phobia of leaving your home), there is good news! At East-West Therapy in Honolulu, HI, we offer teletherapy sessions with a professional psychotherapist. Teletherapy is an over-the-phone therapy method that takes place at regularly scheduled times that are convenient for you and your therapist. All you need is a phone and a quiet, private space to have a full therapy session that is every bit as effective and beneficial as a traditional, in-person session with a psychotherapist.

During your teletherapy sessions to help conquer your phobia, your therapist may delve into your background and childhood to try to find a definitive event or circumstance that may have led to your extreme fear. Were you almost drowned as a child? This may account for your fear of large bodies of water. Perhaps you were in an auto accident at a young age, which could explain your phobia of driving a car. When your therapist is able to get at the root cause of your phobia, he or she can better understand how to help you overcome it so you can get on with your life.

A key part of cognitive behavioral therapy is exposure to the thing or situation that frightens you most. You may wonder how you can accomplish this through teletherapy, but the answer is simple. When your therapist feels that you are ready to face your fear, he or she can assign you a little homework that involves coming into incremental contact with the object of your phobia. You can report back to your therapist about the success of your exposure therapy during your next teletherapy session. As you accomplish these increasingly challenging goals, you will move toward your ultimate objective of putting your greatest fear behind you once and for all!

Conquer Phobias with Teletherapy

There is nothing shameful or embarrassing about having a phobia; however, if you find that your phobia is getting in your way and affecting your quality of life by severely limiting your activities, it may be time to get a handle on your fear and overcome it for good. With convenient teletherapy sessions from East-West Therapy in Honolulu, HI, you can work to overcome even the most debilitating phobia on your own time, so you can take back your life and live it to its fullest!

Call East-West Therapy today at 213-880-8262 to schedule an initial teletherapy consultation. Life’s too short to be afraid- call East-West Therapy today!

Bring Back the Romance With Couples Therapy

Posted by on Feb 8, 2018 in Couples Therapy, Therapist | 0 comments

Even the strongest relationships need a little help sometimes. When you have been in a committed relationship with your spouse or significant other for many years, it can be difficult to keep romance alive. Additionally, outside stressors such as work, finances and children can sometimes drive a wedge between even the most loving couples. Many couples find that therapy can go a long way towards keeping a relationship happy and alive, preserving an open line of communication and trust in your long-term relationship, and even helping to rekindle the spark that ignited between the two of them in the first place. If you and your spouse have always talked about trying couples therapy but don’t have the time to meet for regular appointments at a therapist’s office, teletherapy sessions may be just right for you! East-West Therapy is proud to offer convenient, effective teletherapy sessions for couples looking to build and strengthen their relationship and fall in love all over again!

How Can Teletherapy Help My Relationship?



As its name implies, teletherapy is therapy that is conducted through telephone appointments. You and your spouse can receive quality couples therapy from a licensed therapist in the comfort of your own home! Teletherapy is a convenient, confidential and easy way to get the therapy you and your significant other need and deserve without having to take time out of your busy schedule to attend appointments at a therapist’s office. Your therapist will work with you as a couple on a schedule that fits your lifestyle, and help you get to the bottom of key issues in your relationship as well as provide you with the tools you need to build and maintain communication, mutual respect and trust. Through your teletherapy appointments, you and your spouse can find a deeper place of understanding and empathy for one another, which can lead to a stronger, healthier relationship that stands the test of time.

From Honolulu With Love- East-West Therapy is Here For You<



East-West Therapy is a licensed, accredited therapy center in Honolulu, HI that specializes in couples therapy and relationship counseling. We’re in Hawaii, but you don’t have to be! Thanks to our unique teletherapy options, you can receive quality treatment no matter where you live. All you need is a phone and a quiet, private place to conduct your teletherapy session- it’s that simple!


Your relationship with your spouse or partner is the most important thing in your life- take care to preserve, maintain and nurture it with regular couples teletherapy sessions from East-West Therapy. Call 213-880-8262 today to speak with a representative about our available couples teletherapy options, and get ready to rekindle the romance!

Start the New Year With Teletherapy

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Teletherapy, Uncategorized | 0 comments

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to take better care of yourself, regular visits with a therapist are a great place to start! After all, talking through issues with a licensed therapist is extremely beneficial for your mental health, and can help you learn to solve problems that are affecting your quality of life. But what if you think you just can’t make the time for regular therapy sessions? East-West Therapy in Honolulu, HI offers convenient, confidential teletherapy appointments so patients can speak with a therapist over the phone, from the comfort of their home! The convenience and privacy of teletherapy sessions will allow you to get the therapy you need without having to leave work early or fight rush-hour traffic. Teletherapy sessions from Honolulu’s East-West Therapy is a great way to keep your New Year’s resolution of better self-care without taking away from the rest of your busy life!

How Does Teletherapy Work?

A teletherapy session works just like a regular therapy session, except that it takes place over the phone! All you have to do is call your therapist at the time of your scheduled teletherapy appointment, and you’re ready to get started. Your therapist will listen in detail to anything that’s on your mind, completely free of bias or judgment, and give you the tools you need to cope with stress, anxiety, depression or any other mental health concern that’s holding you back from living your best life. All you need is a phone and a private space to have a full teletherapy session with a licensed therapist. East-West Therapy makes it convenient to attend therapy sessions so you can begin healing and enjoy life to its fullest!

What are the Benefits of Teletherapy?

In addition to the extreme convenience of being able to have a therapy session over the phone, teletherapy benefits those who may be hesitant to open up to a therapist about problems in their lives. Not everyone feels completely comfortable talking to relative strangers; this can hold people back from beginning therapy even if they are in great need of it. The privacy and confidentiality of a teletherapy session can help patients feel more at ease, as well as more willing to talk about their problems, because it can be less intimidating to talk on the phone than to have a face-to-face session. Additionally, patients who are reluctant or unable to leave their homes due to anxiety or disability can still receive the therapy they need without having to worry about going to a therapist’s office. Teletherapy works in a variety of ways to help patients fit therapy into their lives, which can provide great benefits to their mental wellness down the road.

How Can I Get Started With Teletherapy?

It’s easy to begin your journey towards mental health- call East-West Therapy today at 213-880-8262 to schedule your first teletherapy session with a professional, licensed therapist. We’re located in Honolulu, HI, but you don’t have to be! . Do something great for yourself- schedule a teletherapy session from East-West Therapy, and get ready to discover a happier, more well-balanced you!

Teletherapy the Best Gift You’ll Receive This Holiday Season

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The winter holidays are upon us once more, bringing with them a number of fun festivities, parties and family gatherings to celebrate the season. However, the holidays are not always a happy time for people who struggle with relationship or family issues, social anxiety, depression or just the winter blues.peaking with a professional licensed therapist about your problems may set you on the path to a happier, healthier holiday. But how do you make time in all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to make a therapy appointment? Thanks to teletherapy, the answer is simple.

Now you can schedule therapy sessions with a professional therapist over the phone, no matter where you are. If you have an hour and a phone, Dr. Conti and his team at East-West Therapy can give the attention, support and tools you need to make it a happy holiday, all the way from Hawaii!

How Does Teletherapy Work?


Much like a regular therapy session, a patient schedules a teletherapy appointment with Dr. Conti or another licensed professionals. On the given day, at the appointed time, Dr. Conti will call the patient on the phone number provided, and conduct the hour-long therapy session over the phone, no matter where you live. It’s that simple!

Who Does Teletherapy Benefit?


Teletherapy sessions, like traditional therapy, can benefit anyone who needs somebody to talk through issues. People challenged with mobility issues or packed schedules find teletherapy an extremely efficient way to receive the therapy they need and deserve–without having to restructure their entire lives.. Teletherapy allows you to schedule appointments when it is convenient for you. Forget worrying how you will to get to a therapist’s office. The relative anonymity patients get speaking over the phone, alleviates the sometimes intimidating, embarrassing or otherwise overwhelming experience of a face-to-face therapy session.

Give yourself the greatest gift of all this holiday season. Grant yourself the gift of stability, balance and mental wellness! When you are able to communicate regularly with a trusted therapist over a teletherapy session from East-West Therapy in Honolulu, HI, you can work through issues and fears that have been plaguing you for years, and enjoy the benefits and results of a happier, healthier you! Call East-West Therapy today at 213-880-8262 to learn more about our expert counseling services and to schedule your first teletherapy session with Dr. Conti. A new year is coming. ow is the time to take the necessary steps to overcome any obstacles keeping you from living your best life. With teletherapy from East-West Therapy, the power to change is in your hands!

Teletherapy: Your Guide To Surviving the Holidays With Ease

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Blog, Teletherapy | 0 comments

The winter holidays can be a time of joy and laughter as people gather together with their loved ones to share traditional meals, sing carols and open gifts. However, if the thought of spending a great deal of time with your family brings on feelings of dread, anxiety and fear, it’s important to know you’re not alone. The truth is, the holidays can be a difficult time for lots of people when they have to think about how best to communicate and coexist with relatives who may be unpleasant, dysfunctional or just plain toxic. If you are having a hard time getting into the holiday spirit because of the family gathering that lies ahead, take heart in knowing your therapist is just a phone call away. The teletherapy services offered by East-West Therapy of Honolulu, HI can be just what you need to survive your family holiday gathering, add some perspective, and even help you to enjoy yourself and your relatives.

Teletherapy can be particularly beneficial for those who are heading home for the holidays. If you are traveling out of the city or state to join your family members, you can rest easy that you will still be able to make regular teletherapy appointments for the duration of your stay. As long as you have a phone and a private space, you can visit with your therapist even when you’re far from home. In your teletherapy sessions, you can discuss tips for surviving the holidays, strategies to disarm your most difficult relatives, and tactics for building yourself up so you can thwart any feelings of low self-esteem, frustration or depression that may arise. Your therapist can also help you to better understand the psychology behind some of your family members’ words and actions, so you can create a place of forgiveness and peace in your heart.

The holidays are meant to be a time of peace, love and joy- where better to start than with yourself? Teletherapy sessions from East-West Therapy may be the key to happier holiday gatherings for you and your family from now on! Give yourself the gift of teletherapy this holiday season and you can begin to see the transformation you experience. Your therapist can provide you with the coping strategies and self-actualization exercises you need to bring the fun back to your family holiday gatherings, or at least get you out alive!

Contact East-West Therapy today at 213-880-8262 and schedule a complimentary initial teletherapy session with Dr. William Conti and his associates. You deserve a holiday free of stress, guilt and anger- now is the time to make the change that will bring the “happy” back to your holidays!

The Benefits of Teletherapy To Improve Mental Awareness in The Digital Age

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Teletherapy | 0 comments

Getting the proper mental assistance that you need is a chore. There’s insurance to deal with, public transit mishaps that slow you down or make you miss your appointments, and then there’s the effort to actually remember your appointment. Life gets messy. That’s why East-West is committed to your schedule; not the other way around.

What Is The Benefit of Virtual Therapy (Teletherapy)?

It’s the solution to every time you were running late, or every time you had to miss an appointment because you were sick or your car broke down. Teletherapy is essentially the proper help you need, but without having to travel to get it. The day-to-day operations of work, family life, and trying to maintain your compose are all extremely stressful, and strenuous processes. East-West gives you the comfort to sit on the couch in alternate weather conditions, relax in your pajamas, and still talk one-on-one with a licensed, practicing therapist.

Fitting Your Schedule

If you have a one-hour lunch break, but depression is getting the better of you, and you’re not even sure you want to leave the office, or eat for that matter, East-West is there. Use that hour to talk with a licensed therapist to power through the rest of your day. Every single day, we’re constantly told to be faster, to be more productive, and with technology constantly getting in the way, things get confusing and frustrating. The benefits of the digital age should greatly outweigh the downsides, but they don’t. The few benefits that you can capitalize on should make the best impact imaginable, like your choice for mental health.

Pressing The “Off Button”

There’s two ways to go about this: physically power down your devices. Those pesky IoT components that are constantly buzzing with notifications, email alerts, and everything in between—at the same time, press the off button on your stress. Give yourself the quiet, tech-free zone to relax in. The only thing you need is your phone, and a bit of uninterrupted time. East-West can give that to you. Shut down without breaking down. Your mental well-being and clarity are top priority—let us help you remember that, and contribute to your mental health.

Contact us at East-West Therapy Hawaii for more information on how we can help you with teletherapy!

Why Teletherapy Is the Best Option for Counseling in 2018

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

How Can Teletherapy Benefit You?

We know not everyone can get to their therapy appointments. Whether it’s thickly-settled communities with traffic problems, conflicting schedules with work, or anything in between, life ends up getting in the way. Therapy is an important part of your life—managing your emotions should be the same as getting a good night sleep. We aim to make that happen.

Always Out of Time?

You sit down at the end of the day, emotionally exhausted, physically drained, and you wonder where all the time went. If you can’t get to an office, scheduling a teletherapy call is the next best thing. With real counselors on the line, you’re still getting the same experience as if you were in a physical location, all at your leisure. Scheduling your appointment can be done from your phone, and so can you sessions. The convenience is invaluable.

Simplistic Confidentiality

Everything between you and your counselor is 100% private, as you would expect at any un-office appointment, but we know that getting used to a new counselor can be a bit of a trial. When you take away the face to face interaction, the nervousness and anxiety of entrusting someone new goes with it. It’s easier to connect over the phone.

Effective Treatment Without The Hassle

Studies have shown that teletherapy conversations can offer the exact same benefits of in-office sessions, all on your time, and at your convenience. When you go to an in-office appointment, the only difference during your session is the physical ability to see your therapist in front of you. Think about this: in-office visits subject you to vocal responses, and a physical requirement to be in the same room as your therapist. When you take away the office, it’s all about engaging in conversation. Being able to do that over the phone yields the same results.

A Tool Against Depression

Sometimes, depression’s tendrils try to keep you down and deter you from leaving the house, or engaging in social activities. When you use teletherapy means, you can be there for your appointment without having to be there for your appointment. It can be a great tool to bring yourself out of a funk, and get the ball rolling again.

Interested in more information about how teletherapy can help you? Please contact us (231) 880-8262.