Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Waipahu, HI

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Michelle D Kang
Psychologist, PsyD, CSAC
Verified
Verified
I have experience and interest in trauma -related issues, such as child sexual abuse and sexual assault.
Have you ever wanted to go and talk with someone in a confidential, respectful, understanding and objective manner? Also, to explore and understand your feelings, behaviors, and thoughts to gain more insight? I can provide you psychotherapy using a variety approaches that will assist you in overcoming some of the difficulties and challenges that you encounter. Additionally, you can become more comfortable with yourself and to gain more self-control. Do you have a child with emotional and behavioral challenges? I can provide Play Therapy which allows the child to gain mastery of what is troubling them.
(855) 333-9727
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Christin DeCoito
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
My experience stems from supporting clients and their families with trauma , anxiety, behavior issues, ADHD, autism, depression, and much more.
Aloha, I am accepting new clients and am currently only offering telehealth. Telehealth will enabling you to get support from wherever you are comfortable; at the beach, at home, in the middle of the forest with wifi. Sometimes we feel stuck and are looking for a life change. Coping with daily stressors, finding time for self care, and carrying an emotional weight on your shoulders is overwhelming to do alone. I understand that asking for help and trusting others may be difficult, but I will listen with no judgment, be mindful, engaged, and grounded every step of the way.
(808) 353-5265
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Edwina L. Reyes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CSAC, CSAT-S, CMAT-S, EMDR
Verified
Verified
I specialize in faith-based Christian counseling, trauma , sex addiction, and addictions.
Are you struggling with your faith, life and relationships? Been through an extensive amount of hurt and pain? The truth is that you don't have to continue living in that same, endless cycle. Counseling may be the answer for you. Through counseling, I can offer you the opportunity to process, heal, and progress from the challenges that you currently face.
(808) 468-7521
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Amanda Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained in EMDR and trauma focused CBT to assist clients in healing from their past traumatic experiences.
Want to live a happier more fulfilling life but unsure of where to start? Let me support you in becoming the best you that you can be! Everyone needs a little help and someone to talk to every now and then. Start your journey here. My name is Amanda and I have over 10 years of therapy experience. I’ve worked with younger children in preschools, older children and adolescents within the public school environment, specialized in working with autistic children in the classroom, and helped children, adolescents and adults in crisis at a psychiatric hospital.
(808) 745-1437
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Sunrise Therapy: Trauma and Grief Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MPH
Verified
Verified
I have completed Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) in addition to being certified in Grief Treatment.
Aloha, my name is LaVon, and I want to first say great job on taking the first and necessary step to address your challenges. Therapy can provide you with the space you need to safely and openly explore your experiences of trauma , conflict, and loss. Addressing these experiences in therapy without the stigmas and fear of judgment can be useful in alleviating stress, anxiety, anger, and depression. The relationship that ensues between the client and therapist along with the client's strengths, insight, intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, facilitates growth toward goal achievement for the client.
(808) 320-1493
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Curielle Duffy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW, LAC, CSAC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Practice focus is on grief, loss, trauma , stress, anxiety, depression, codependence, relationships and health and wellness from a culturally centric base that starts with YOUR lived experience & values.
You want to change some things. Your ability to effectively navigate the demands of daily life isn't what it used to be. You have found yourself challenged to find the vision, energy and traction for forward movement away from old patterns of behaving and thinking. You've got goals, and want to take good care of the people and things you value in life- including yourself! It's time for help to get unstuck. Time to find your peace, hope and vision and get back to your highest & best self and capacities.
(720) 927-9670
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Janet Puanani Eblen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
A therapist can help you move forward when you feel stuck, support you through grief and trauma , and provide honest and supportive feedback.
Do you find yourself fighting back tears at work? Do you feel like you have to lie and pretend when people ask you how you're doing? Are you starting to question your decisions, maybe even losing trust in yourself? When you notice that "small" things are causing "overreactions," you may feel like there's something wrong with you, and spiral deeper into confusion and self-doubt. These feelings are often connected to older issues that we try to shut away and pretend aren't affecting us. We can usually get by using denial and avoidance for awhile, but it almost always catches up with us.
(808) 825-6382
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Lee Katsumoto Lacerdo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My focus of practice includes: childhood trauma (physical, emotional, sexual), parent/child attachment, Adults Molested as Children (AMAC) and life transitions.
Do you feel like you are stuck in the past? Are you having difficulty with current life transitions and feeling discouraged? Sometimes taking the first step to ask for help is the scariest. Therapy is a safe venue to talk about these pressures and process your feelings. Taking care of your mental health during these trying times will help you manage all that is going on around you. Let me help you with your journey of healing and help you move forward in your life.
(808) 353-4396
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M.Y. Counseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Verified
I’m passionate in working with relationship issues, trauma ( PTSD , sex abuse, loss etc.
What have you done for YOU lately? Life often happens to us, and we find ourselves unable to get up, let go or move on. Be it a loss, relationship issues, or trauma ; sometimes we lose ourselves in the battle to heal from past and present hurts. Therapy is an avenue to explore these thoughts and feelings that weigh us down. It is a safe space to explore the barriers that get in the way of being the best version of you. I’d like to join you on your journey to gain insight and hope. Let’s collaborate and work together to reconnect you with your own strengths, courage and happiness. It’s time to take care of YOU.
(808) 468-8537
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Heavenly Counsel
MA, LMHC, IMFT, CSAC
Verified
Verified
I have a desire for helping my clients release themselves from the strong holds of bondage due to depression, anxiety, PTSD , and low self-esteem.
Do you find yourself burdened with repetitive thoughts of “Why can’t I escape my past?” or you can’t seem to escape the guilt or shame associated with a past traumatic event? Do you find it nearly impossible to find peace? These very things rob us daily from experiencing joy, confidence, happiness, peace, and healthy relationships. Relationships are my passion, especially those concerning individuals suffering from issues related to communication, addiction, sexual abuse, loss of identity, intimacy, marriage/divorce, depression, and broken trust. Each individual, in my opinion, is unique and my approach is tailored case specific.
(808) 698-7862
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Dr. Jeralyn Carter
Counselor, PsyD, MHC
Verified
Verified
I am a mental health counselor who has worked in the mental health field for over nineteen years and have been a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and a licensed mental health counselor in Hawaii since 2013. Additionally, I have collaborated with clients of various ages, ethnicies, cultures, Nationalities and from all social classes dealing with a wide range of issues. My experience is vast as I have worked with the following: neuro-psychiatric, suicidal ideation/attempts, LGBTQIA, PTSD , anger management, grief/loss, trauma , abuse, relationship issues, school counseling, juvenile justice, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and the like.
(808) 862-2944
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Dr. Rhesa R. Kaulia
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT, CSAC, EMDR, CPTT
Verified
Verified
I specialize in working with challenging issues, including: multicultural and indigenous contexts, struggles with faith, relational dynamics, Autism Spectrum and ADHD, complex trauma , divorce and uncoupling, coparenting, reunification and blended families.
Aloha e! My practice, Grace Works, LLC, is a private Counseling Center providing services to individuals, couples and families. My experiences span a number of environments including mental institutions, prisons, drug programs, in-homes, schools, churches, non-profit organizations, courts, and the military. All treatment that I provide endeavors to extend grace and aloha to the recipient(s). It is my firm belief that through this type of extension, true healing and lasting change can take place.
(808) 495-0281
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Waipahu, HI 96797
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James Springer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Areas of specialty include, ADHD, anxiety, depression, family conflict, parent training, and trauma to name a few.
Initially, people may feel reluctant to seek out therapy to address their concerns. They may worry that it is a sign of weakness, and that they're the only ones dealing with issues. This is not true, the fact that you're seeking out therapy is a sign of strength and maturity. I am compassionate and laid back, which typically makes it easier for client's to engage in the therapeutic process. I strongly believe in establishing a collaborative relationship with my clients, so that we can discover your concerns, set goals, develop treatment plans, and empower you.
(808) 419-7248
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Simone Overman-Starkman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Today is the day to make the decision to get better! Aloha, if you or someone that you love is experiencing difficulty functioning due to symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief, loss, the effects of trauma , binge and purge cycles, body image distortions, suicidal thinking, obsessions, or other psychological difficulties that impede the ability to live a healthy and productive life, then I may be able to help you. My name is Simone Overman-Starkman, I am a licensed clinical psychologist welcoming new patients and looking forward to scheduling an appointment with you or your loved one.
(808) 725-2184
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Michelle Birdsall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Have you been struggling with sadness, anger, or anxiety? Are there stressors in your life relating to relationships, financial struggles, or loss of a loved one which are impacting you at work, home, or school? Did you recently have a baby and struggling? Did you experience a trauma that continues to creep up in your life. Therapy can be a process for growth and healing. I provide therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Your personal strengths and cultural orientation will be incorporated into your treatment. Taking the first step to contact a therapist can be difficult and I commend you for your courage.
(855) 339-4279
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Aspects of Life Counseling Services LLC
Counselor, PsyD, MHC
Verified
Verified
We use best practice models and provide quality mental health service in the following areas: Addictions, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Mental Health Assessments, Co-Dependency, Marriage and Family, Crisis Intervention, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief/ Trauma , Sexual Assault Victims/Sexual Offending, SuicidaI Ideations and other psychological issues.
www.hawaiicounselingtherapy.com We Answer Your Phone Call! Aspects of Life Counseling Services LLC focuses on assisting individuals and families in restoring and obtaining a sense of mental balance. Our services are designed to provide clients an integrated solution for their mind, body, and spirit.
(808) 400-9099
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Aileen Esmeralda
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have also worked with children, teenagers and adults with individual adjustment issues including anxiety, depression, trauma , grief and loss, crisis intervention, and relationship challenges.
Let’s find your inner peace and balance together. I’m here to support you as we work through challenges that you are facing and identify stressors from your daily life. We’ll rediscover your strengths and guide you through your healing process in a collaborative and holistic approach.
(808) 204-4675
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Joelle K Branch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
My name is Joelle Kuuleinani Branch, and I have been dedicated to serving my community of Hawaii for many years. My extensive experience provides me the privilege to support children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with challenges like anxiety, depression, substance abuse, PTSD and much more.
(808) 518-3857
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Momi DaMate
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MFT 741
Verified
Verified
Life can get complicated. We sometimes find ourselves tired, in conflict with others, or looking for new ways to solve old problems. I have over 15 years experience working with children, teens, individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with behavior and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, ADD/HD, trauma , and emotional dysregulation.
(808) 862-6672
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Terilyn Keliinoi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
She works with individuals, couples, families and groups with an interest in anxiety, depression, trauma /violence, grief and loss, and life transitions/adjustments.
Terilyn “Teri” Keliinoi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years post master’s and 11 years post LCSW experience. She has worked with children, teens and adults in hospital based acute and residential settings, outpatient clinics, as well as early intervention, school based behavioral health and hospice agencies.
(808) 320-5203
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Trauma and PTSD Therapists

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.