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    Aloha! I’m Carrie. It’s great to meet you.

    I’m a psychotherapist and couples therapist based in Waialua, Hawaii, but am happy to work with clients from all over the world. I’ve been in practice for more than ten years and have developed a vested interest in many therapeutic approaches that I’m eager to share with you to make your best life come true.

    Education & Experience

    I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Hawaii (#279). I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications from Ithaca College. You may ask, what does Corporate Communications have to do with therapy? More than you think. In my mind, good communication is good communication, no matter what the environment. Also, background in understanding corporate systems has offered me a unique perspective on how all kinds of system’s function and impact our personal and professional lives in the forms of leadership and organizational change.

    My Master’s Degree is in Marriage & Family Therapy, which I received from Argosy University in Honolulu. I loved my time at Argosy so much that I later taught there as an Adjunct Faculty Member, focusing on theories of family therapy. This knowledge is at the heart of my practice and will benefit you as I am able to draw on a wide range of theories to meet your individual and relational needs.

    Beyond my academic education, I am constantly compiling training in new skills and techniques to enhance my work with you. Most notably I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

    Specialities

    I am interested in learning about everything! I’m constantly seeking and digesting new information about mental health and relationships to bring into my therapy room to support you in your journey. You’ll see, when working with me, it’s not uncommon to receive a book recommendation, article or podcast to help inspire you.

    From the start of my career I have always believed in mindfulness-based practices to compliment more traditional mental health approaches. Mindfulness, simply put, is a way of maintaining awareness of the present moment. When in this state it is more possible to live intentionally and free of distress created by reactionary thoughts and feelings.

    My next love is neuroscience. Scientifically, our knowledge about the brain is currently growing exponentially and research is getting better at explaining why our minds work the way they do. I make it my job to understand this research and pass on this knowledge to you in a way that is understandable and can be applied to your life.

    Providing this bridge between psychology, science and practical life experience will be my greatest pleasure to share with you.

    My Values

    Equality

    I am always ready to support individuals in recognizing their own independent identity, what they think, how they feel, and their right to make choices that lead to growth and personal and relational health.

    Growth

    I believe that we can all grow, at any stage in life. While I consider it my job to to introduce new information and skills to help you grow, you should also expect to experience my unconditional faith in your ability to access your own wisdom to meet your goals.

    Compassion

    Life can be hard and everyone of us deserves to be met with understanding and consideration in our hardest times. I hope you'll let me be be there for you.

    Connection

    Genuine connection between individuals, is at the crux of all healthy relationships. It is important that this genuineness exists between you and I and it is my commitment to help generate this same connection in your life and relationships.

    Confidentiality

    Therapy cannot work without a sense of safety to be oneself and confidentiality is how this is achieved. I want to know you, the real you, and promise to make that comfortable by ensuring a professional and confidential therapy experience.