Penelope Rodriguez, MA, LMHC, NCC, Counselor in Hilo
I counsel individuals dealing with behavioral problems, difficult transitions, losses, and traumatic events that cause emotional suffering and interfere with their life. I combine principles from the Cognitive-Behavioral, Existential-Humanistic, and Integrative Psychotherapy approaches like EMDR and Brainspotting. I believe that an authentic, respectful and empathetic relationship is the key to successful outcomes in treatment. I believe in building on individual strengths to help my clients regain a sense of purpose,self worth, and love. I believe that people have the potential to deal effectively with their problems and I am honored to accompany them in finding this inner ability to heal.
Call or Email Penelope Rodriguez for a free phone consultation now - (808) 784-7913


  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License No. and State: MHC-230 Hawaii


  • Avg Cost (per session): $70 - $150
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • HMA
  • HMAA
  • HMSA
  • HMSA Quest
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicaid
  • Military OneSource
  • Optum
  • UHA
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WellCare
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) / National Certified Counselor
  • Certificate Date: 2011


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Depression


  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Alternative Languages: Spanish


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Brainspotting
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Existential
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2017
Penelope Rodriguez, MA, LMHC, NCC, Counselor in Hilo

Penelope Rodriguez

Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC