Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling
LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
CSAC (Certified Substance Abuse Counselor)
NCC (National Certified Counselor)
RM/T (Reiki Master Teacher)
Aloha! I received my Masters of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling with a specialty in Substance Abuse Counseling from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of Hawaii, as well as a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey.
I specialize in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse issues, trauma informed treatment with the use of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and mindfulness based treatment protocols. My passion for western psychology, eastern philosophy and spirituality, and indigenous shamanic healing and wisdom has led me to create a client-centered, multi-modal approach to treatment. I believes that each individual is unique and, therefore, requires a unique treatment approach. Whether you struggle with social anxiety, depression, a lack of meaning and purpose in life, or substance abuse, I can offer you a solution that can move your life in a direction of peace, purpose, and joy.
If you are struggling with a substance abuse issue and are looking to work with a counselor one-on-one who deeply understands the struggles of addiction and the triumphs of recovery, I may be a good fit. I have been in long term recovery for many years and my combined training in psychotherapy and personal experience place me in a unique position to be of service.
I also offers a number of wellness services alone or combined with psychotherapy. I am a certified Reiki Master/Teacher in both traditional Usui Reiki and Unlimited White Light Reiki and have been engaged as an energy healing practitioner for a decade. I also apprenticed with master shamans Adam Kane and Alvaro Romao of Saugerties, NY for two years and offer shamanic healing sessions. My passion for these healing arts along with psychotherapy place me in a unique position to be helpful to those who resonate with these paths. For more information about myself, the work I do, and/or to see if we are a good fit to help guide you on your journey of healing, feel free to contact me by phone or email.
HI - CSAC: 1959-17R
HI - LMHC: MHC-494