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Wellness Partners Hawaii, Inc.

MENTAL HEALTHCARE,

ONLINE

Discover, Revitalize, Move Forward

About this Clinic

WE WORK WITH CLIENTS ACROSS THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

We accept HMSA (HMO, PPO, FED, EUTF, other BCBS plans), UHA, HMAA, and MultiPlan (MPI/PHCS, HMA).  

 

We do not participate with Quest, Medicaid, or Medicare plans at this time.

Are you looking for professionals to work with who are compassionate and puts you at ease? We will assist you with achieving your goals to help you be your best. Together, we will collaborate to develop an individualized plan facilitating stability and further growth and development. This includes medication management, therapy, and coaching for lifestyle modifications. We also have genetic testing available to find the right medication that could work for you.  We will work together to assess your goals, consider the best approaches to meet them, and continue to find ways to improve yourself, relationships, work, and overall life. We can work in a fluid and flexible fashion to enhance your life.

We utilize internet/smart phone application based follow-up appointments with an easy to use, HIPAA-compliant website from the comfort of wherever you are. We are skilled to treat many psychiatric issues. Follow-up appointments are simple and easier.

We work with clients on all islands.  Our initial visit will be in person or over the internet with follow-up appointments over the internet and periodic in-person appointments.  

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
 you touch everything.
"

- Lao Tzu 

Our Team

Bradley Kuo, M.Ed., MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Bradley is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  He has a Masters of Education in Counseling.  He works with our patients to complete medication evaluation and on-going management.  Bradley is one of the first Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) providers in Hawaii and has watched as this type of therapy has changed lives.  Bradley started Wellness Partners Hawaii, Inc in March 2018 after seeing a great need for providers across the State of Hawaii.  His vision included more mental health providers to meet the growing need and awareness of mental health issues in the lives of the community members around us.  Bringing awareness and decreasing the stigma of mental health is important to Bradley and important to Wellness Partners Hawaii, Inc.  

Jess Logan, LCSW, PMH-C

Jess Logan, LCSW, PMH-C has worked in the mental health field for 10 years and strives to provide a safe, supportive and caring environment for clients. Jess believes that therapy can help people of all ages to gain a greater awareness of themselves and their own abilities. She works with adolescents and adults and specializes in maternal mental health, LGBTQ populations, stress management, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and trauma. In addition to her clinical training through a Master's program at New York University, she has a specialized certification in Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International.When Jess isn't working, she loves exploring various trails and beaches, and spending time outdoors with friends and family.

Anna Daddario, LCSW, CSAC

Anna has over ten years experience in counseling, with a specialty in depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and addictions.  Raised in Hawaii, she is familiar with the stressors that go into living a meaningful lifestyle in the islands, and how to make the most of the resources here.  Anna has experience working with couples, veterans, families, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing.

 
 

About this Clinic

WE WORK WITH CLIENTS ACROSS THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS THROUGH OUR ONLINE CLINIC

We accept HMSA (HMO, PPO, FED, EUTF, other BCBS plans), UHA, HMAA, MultiPlan (MPI/PHCS, HMA), VA Choice, and Tricare. The only Quest plan we participate with is AlohaCare.  We do not participate with any other Quest, Medicaid, or Medicare plans at this time.

Are you looking for professionals to work with who are compassionate and puts you at ease? We will assist you with achieving your goals to help you be your best. Together, we will collaborate to develop an individualized plan facilitating stability and further growth and development. This includes medication management, therapy, and coaching for lifestyle modifications. We also have genetic testing available to find the right medication that could work for you.  We will work together to assess your goals, consider the best approaches to meet them, and continue to find ways to improve yourself, relationships, work, and overall life. We can work in a fluid and flexible fashion to enhance your life.

We utilize internet/smart phone application based follow-up appointments with an easy to use, HIPAA-compliant website from the comfort of wherever you are. We are skilled to treat many psychiatric issues. Follow-up appointments are simple and easier.

We work with clients on all islands.  Our initial visit will be in person or over the internet with follow-up appointments over the internet and periodic in-person appointments. 

We are a benzodiazepine (Ativan, Xanax, Valium, etc.) free clinic and It is our policy not to prescribe them.

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
 you touch everything.
"

- Lao Tzu 

Dr. Bradley Kuo, DNP, M.Ed., FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP

Bradley is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  He has a Masters of Education in Counseling.  He works with our patients to complete medication evaluation and on-going management.  Bradley is one of the first Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) providers in Hawaii and has watched as this type of therapy has changed lives.  Bradley started Wellness Partners Hawaii, Inc in March 2018 after seeing a great need for providers across the State of Hawaii.  His vision included more mental health providers to meet the growing need and awareness of mental health issues in the lives of the community members around us.  Bringing awareness and decreasing the stigma of mental health is important to Bradley and important to Wellness Partners Hawaii, Inc.  

Katelyn Jones, PMHNP-BC

Katelyn is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 5 years of experience working in mental health. She started her career as a Registered Nurse on an adult inpatient psychiatric unit where she cared for individuals in crisis. Her experience includes working with adults with acute and chronic depression, anxiety disorders, grief, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, and PTSD. She currently works with adults to provide ongoing medication management. She strives to foster a therapeutic relationship with her clients so they feel heard and understood. She has lived in Hawaii for 3 years now and feels at home here. She enjoys hiking and spending time at the beach in her free time.

Anna Daddario, LCSW, CSAC

Anna has over ten years experience in counseling, with a specialty in depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and addictions.  Raised in Hawaii, she is familiar with the stressors that go into living a meaningful lifestyle in the islands, and how to make the most of the resources here.  Anna has experience working with couples, veterans, families, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing.

Mary Komomua, LCSW

Mary has over a decade of experience in providing services to vulnerable people when they need help the most, as well as when they want to maintain a level of stability. Anxiety, depression, grief, and adjustment disorders are some of the reasons why individuals and couples have reached out Mary for support. She has extensive experience in working with survivors of trauma and domestic violence. 

Chelsea Wong, PsyD

Chelsea Wong is a licensed clinical psychologist. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, she received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology, Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in Oregon. Dr. Wong returned to Hawaii and completed her predoctoral internship at Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Indian Health of Minneapolis. Dr. Wong has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her professional interests include working with diverse and underserved populations, palliative care, grief and bereavement, and historical and intergenerational trauma. Dr. Wong is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, JABSOM.

ABOUT US

PHILOSOPHY

Wellness Partners Hawaii Inc. is a locally owned, online tele mental health clinic. We strive to increase mental health awareness and accessibility across all Hawaiian islands via the use of technology.

 

Through therapy, medication management and genetic testing, we will work together to assess your goals, consider the best approaches to meet them, and continue to find ways to improve yourself, relationships, work, and overall life. Together, we will collaborate to develop an individualized plan facilitating stability and further growth and development.

We are a benzodiazepine (Ativan, Xanax, Valium, etc.) free clinic and It is our policy not to prescribe them. 

INSURANCE

We accept HMSA (HMO, PPO, FED, EUTF, other BCBS plans), UHA, HMAA; United Healthcare, Aetna and Cigna through MultiPlan (as Out of Network Provider), HMA, VA CCN, and Tricare. The only Quest plan we participate with is AlohaCare.  We do not participate with any other Quest, Medicaid, or Medicare plans at this time.

EMERGENCY

If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 or your local crisis line at 808-832-3100 for Oahu and 1-800-753-6879 for the neighbor islands.

- Lao Tzu 

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
 you touch everything.
"

TEAM

Wellness Partners Hawaii Inc. is the first nurse practitioner owned and operated tele mental health clinic started by Dr. Bradley Kuo in the state of Hawaii. Our diverse team is comprised of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners, psychologist, licensed clinical socials workers, licensed marriage and family therapist as well as licensed mental health counselor. All of our nurse practitioners have prescriptive authority in the state of Hawaii for your medication needs. All of our therapists are trained and qualified to assess, diagnose and help treat mental health concerns. We work together as a team to provide the best combined care treatment for you. 

PROVIDER TYPES

PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER (PMHNP)

Degree: Masters in Nursing (MS) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Training: Nursing school, clinical training and certification

PHMNPs focus on helping our patients cope with different psychiatric disorders and illnesses, including anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, mood disorders, substance abuse etc. primarily through medication management. Our PMHNPs possess a strong sense of empathy to understand their patients and provide specialized care. Our PMHNPs all have prescriptive authority to address your medication needs in the state of Hawaii.

PSYCHOLOGIST (PSYD.)

Degree: Doctor of Psychology (PsyD.)

Training: School of psychology, clinical work and post-doctoral fellowship

Psychologists hold one of the highest levels of education amongst healthcare professionals. Psychologists have professional and clinical training to help people learn to cope more effectively with life issues and mental health concerns. On top of psychotherapy, psychologists may also perform psychological tests and assessments to further diagnose a condition or tell more about the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves. 

LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER (LCSW)

Degree: Master of Social Work (MSW)

Training: Graduate training plus min. 3,000 hrs. of supervised clinical work

Each LCSW practices various types of therapeutic modalities and may have different areas of focus to address issues involving mental and emotional health. Our LCSWs work with their patients to find out what strong natural skills and talents they possess that can be used as a launching point to tackle issues causing hardship in the individual’s life. LCSW's framework approach is very holistic. They will take into account not only the individual's emotional and psychological makeup, but also societal and environmental factors as well.

LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST (LMFT)

Degree: Master in Psychology (MA/MS) with emphasis in Marriage and Family

Training: Graduate training, practicum and min. 1,000 -3,000hrs. of supervised clinical work varied by state

LMFTs practice various types of therapeutic modalities with an areas of focus more specifically on the relational and interpersonal dynamics within families, marriages, and couples. With a more specialized field, LMFTs focus on a wide range of topics such as premarital, relationship, separation, childhood, and divorce counseling, as well as more specific conditions like depression, anxiety, and other psychological issues within relationships and families.

LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR (LMHC)

Degree: Master in Psychology (MA/MS) with emphasis in Counseling Psychology

Training: Graduate training, practicum and min. 3,000 hrs. of supervised clinical work

LMHC offers a broader scope of mental health counseling and intervention that focuses primarily on the needs of patients as individuals with the purpose of improving mental health, though they may also work with families and in group settings. LMHCs work with the client on an internal and individual level ensuring the client’s focus is on what they can do within their life to change things. 

PRESCRIBERS

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Bradley Kuo, DNP, M.Ed., FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP

Bradley is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  He has a Masters of Education in Counseling. He works with our patients to complete medication evaluation and on-going management.  Bradley is one of the first Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) providers in Hawaii and has watched as this type of therapy has changed lives. Bradley started Wellness Partners Hawaii, Inc in March 2018 after seeing a great need for providers across the State of Hawaii.  His vision included more mental health providers to meet the growing need and awareness of mental health issues in the lives of the community members around us.  Bringing awareness and decreasing the stigma of mental health is important to Bradley and important to Wellness Partners Hawaii, Inc.  

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Addiction

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Depression

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Life Coaching

  • Life Transition

  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement

  • Insomnia

  • Trauma

  • PTSD

  • Mood Disorder

  • Substance use disorder

  • Couples communication & conflict

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Children (age 5+)

  • Adolescent/Young Adults

  • Adults

  • Military

  • Veterans

  • Students

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

  • Coaching

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Strength-Based Therapy

  • Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Katelyn Jones, PMHNP-BC

Katelyn is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with 5 years of experience working in mental health. She started her career as a Registered Nurse on an adult inpatient psychiatric unit where she cared for individuals in crisis. Her experience includes working with adults with acute and chronic depression, anxiety disorders, grief, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, and PTSD. She currently works with adults to provide ongoing medication management. She strives to foster a therapeutic relationship with her clients so they feel heard and understood. She has lived in Hawaii for 3 years now and feels at home here. She enjoys hiking and spending time at the beach in her free time.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Mood Disorder

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Adults

  • College Students

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

  • Provider does not offer therapy services at this time

Tania Lynch, MSN, MPH, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Tania Lynch, MSN, MPH, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  She started her nursing career working in Emergency Psychiatry and in Emergency Departments, where she recognized a high need for quality and accessible psychiatric care for many individuals.  This prompted her to pursue her certification as a PMHNP, and she embraces working with clients of all ages and various psychiatric conditions and needs.  She has experience working with diverse clients, and welcomes the opportunity to understand how each client’s unique life experiences have impacted their mental health and approach to mental wellness.   She is passionate about partnering with clients to meet them where they are at, and assisting clients to establish and reach their own goals for mental wellbeing.

 

Prior to becoming a nurse, Tania served on active duty in the Army and has been associated with the military community for over 20 years.  She has a special interest in working with veterans, active duty and family members.  She is also passionate about providing quality maternal mental healthcare and appreciates the opportunity to support women struggling with the spectrum of issues to include infertility, loss, pregnancy and postpartum struggles. She is currently a fellow with The Integrative Psychiatry Institute and is excited to provide education and insight on holistic approaches and resources, in conjunction with conventional psychiatric care.

 

In her free time, Tania enjoys time with her family, exploring nature, traveling to new places and is committed to life-long learning.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Depression

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Life Transition

  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement

  • Insomnia

  • Maternal (pregnancy, new-baby, postpartum)

  • PTSD

  • Mood Disorder

  • Substance use disorder

  • Trauma

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Children (age 5+)

  • Adolescent/Young Adults

  • Adults

  • Geriatrics

  • Military (including family members)

  • Veterans

  • Students

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

  • Integrative Psychiatry

  • Bibliotherapy

  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Motivation Interviewing

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Somatic Therapy

  • Strength-Based Therapy

Luke Xavier, MSN, APRN-RX, PMHNP-BC

Luke is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has recent experience working on an inpatient psychiatric unit. Previously he was a public health Registered Nurse at a community clinic in San Francisco, California, that specialized in care for the LGBT community as well as people experiencing homelessness. His psych-specific treatment populations include young adults with serious mental illness; adults with chronic depression and anxiety; and people living with residual symptoms of trauma. In his studies at UCSF he also focused on the treatment of individuals with comorbid HIV and/or substance use disorders. He enjoys engaging with each client to find ways in which they can feel empowered in their own mental health care. Along with medication management, he is open to - and enthusiastic about -conducting therapy around an individual's specific needs.

Luke recently moved to Hawaii to practice here because, after years of visiting family on Oahu, he felt very welcomed and comfortable with island life. From living in India to NYC and Prague, and working in everything from interior design to nightlife and now healthcare, he hopes his constellation of life experiences can inform a productive therapeutic rapport based on empathy, trust and mutual respect. Luke relaxes with SUP, video games. yoga/meditation and beaching. He is also an adrenaline junkie who rides roller coasters, watches horror movies and gets body art whenever he has the chance.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement

  • PTSD

  • Mood Disorder

  • SMI (schizophrenia/bipolar) 

  • Trauma

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Adolescent/Young Adults

  • Adults

  • Students

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

  • Provider does not offer therapy services at this time

Carrie Baker, MSN, APRN-RX, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Carrie’s education includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Radford University, a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Hawaii Pacific University and a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate. Carrie is dual certified as a family and psychiatric provider. She is currently enrolled with Frontier Nursing University’s Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program.

 

Carrie has over 20 years of experience in the medical field, in positions ranging from a home health aid to her current role as a Nurse Practitioner.  She began her career as a Registered Nurse in the U.S. Army, where she served as an OB-GYN nurse at Fort Riley Kansas and Fort Bragg, North Carolina as well as a staff nurse at the 10th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq.  

 

Carrie is passionate about early intervention and using primary care as a venue to minimize medical interventions to help patients achieve their best possible level of health. It is here, where she discovered the importance of mental health for her clients. She adamantly believes that without proper attention to one’s mental health, whole health is difficult to achieve.

 

When not working, Carrie enjoys all things outdoors with her husband and two children, particularly exploring the trails of Oahu, running, swimming and biking. 

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Addiction

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

  • PTSD

  • Mood Disorder

  • Self-Care

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Substance Use Disorder

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Children (age 6+)

  • Adolescent/Young Adults

  • Adults

  • Geriatrics

  • Military

  • Students

  • Veterans

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

  • Biliotherapy

  • Coaching

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Person-Centered Therapy / Rogerian Approach

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

THERAPISTS

Psychologist

Dr. Chelsea Wong, PsyD

Chelsea Wong is a licensed clinical psychologist. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, she received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology, Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in Oregon. Dr. Wong returned to Hawaii and completed her predoctoral internship at Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Indian Health Board of Minneapolis. Dr. Wong has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her professional interests include working with diverse and underserved populations, palliative care, grief and bereavement, and historical and intergenerational trauma. Dr. Wong is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, JABSOM.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Addiction

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Family communication, transitions and conflict

  • Life Coaching

  • Life Transition

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement

  • Maternal (pregnancy, new-baby, postpartum)

  • Personality Disorder

  • PTSD

  • Mood Disorder

  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Trauma

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Children (age 5+)

  • Adolescent/Young Adults

  • Adults

  • Geriatrics

  • Military

  • Veterans

  • Students

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

  • Attachment-Based Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy

  • Coaching

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Existential Therapy

  • Integrative Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Multicultural Therapy

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Play Therapy

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Mary Komomua, LCSW

Mary has over a decade of experience in providing services to vulnerable people when they need help the most, as well as when they want to maintain a level of stability. Anxiety, depression, grief, and adjustment disorders are some of the reasons why individuals and couples have reached out Mary for support. She has extensive experience in working with survivors of trauma and domestic violence. 

AREAS OF FOCUS

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  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Family communication & transitions

  • Life Coaching

  • Life Transition

  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement

  • PTSD

  • Trauma

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Adults

  • Students

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

  • Attachment-Based Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy

  • Coaching

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Existential Therapy

  • Integrative Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Multicultural Therapy

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Play Therapy

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Melissa ( Missy) Hightower, LCSW

Missy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 5 years of experience working in the field of behavioral and mental health. Missy has worked in various levels of care including residential hospitalization, partial hospitalization, school based behavioral health, and outpatient services. Missy’s passion is to serve Hawaii’s youth and their families, but is also experienced in providing services for adults with mental health conditions. Missy’s professional interests include individual and family therapy for children and adolescents with Anxiety Disorders, Depression and Mood Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and Eating Disorders. Missy’s strengths lie in her ability to integrate evidence based practices with a “talk story” approach to join with clients who might otherwise be wary of engaging in the therapeutic process. 

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Couples communication

  • Family communication, transitions and conflict

  • Life Transition

  • LGBTQIA+

  • PTSD

  • Mood Disorder

  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Trauma

DEMOGRAPHICS

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  • Adolescent/Young Adults

  • Adults

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

  • Coaching

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy

  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Family Systems Therapy

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Positive Psychology

  • Strength-based Therapy

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Linda Fong, LCSW, ACHP-SW

Linda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with seven years of experience working with adults and families.   Growing up in Oregon Linda has called Hawaii home for multiple decades and where she earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and Master’s in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Her experience includes a special interest in palliative care and bereavement with a focus on life transitional changes, coping, anxiety, adaptation, depression, grief and loss.  Person centered and individualized solution-focused therapy is combined with goal setting, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness practices to provide the basis of care.

In her free time, she enjoys everything outdoors hiking, ocean swimming, camping along with yoga, photography, reading and travel to immerse in new cultures and meet new people.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Couples communication

  • Depression

  • Family communication & transitions

  • Life Coaching

  • Life Transition

  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement

  • Mood Disorder

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Adolescent/Young Adults

  • Adults

  • Geriatrics

  • Military

  • Students

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

  • Coaching

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Eclectic Therapy

  • Faith-based Therapy

  • Feminist Therapy

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Multicultural Therapy

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Positive Psychology

  • Relational Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Strength-Based Therapy

Alyssa Schoenfeld, LCSW

Alyssa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with seven years of experience working with some of Hawaii’s most vulnerable and underserved populations. She grew up in Honolulu, graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and received a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has experience working with veterans, seniors, and families particularly in the areas of grief and loss, anxiety, and depression. Alyssa has experience providing solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness practices to empower those she works with to achieve their goals.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Couples communication

  • Depression

  • Life Transition

  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement

  • Personality Disorder

  • PTSD

  • Mood Disorder

  • Trauma

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Adults

  • Geriatrics

  • Veterans

  • Students

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Strength-Based Therapy

Christina Benito, LCSW

Christina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Hawaii & California. She has experience working with adults from different backgrounds, in various stages of their life on issues such as anxiety, depression, life transition, and trauma. Some of Christina’s professional interests include grief & loss, maternal mental health, neurobiology of trauma, and military mental health. Christina is passionate about helping others make positive changes in their lives through empowerment, education, and compassion. She believes in the person-centered approach and seeks to offer a safe space for her clients to come as they are.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Life Transition

  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement

  • Military Related Challenges

  • Perinatal Mental Health

  • PTSD

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Adults

  • Geriatrics

  • Military

  • Veterans

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Positive Psychology

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Strength-Based Therapy

Amy Aoki, LCSW

Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with eight years of experience working with youth and their families in Hawaii. She grew up in Honolulu and received her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Amy’s primary focus has been working with children, adolescents, and their family in community-based treatment and acute psychiatric care to address adjustment challenges, family stressors, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Amy utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy to help clients harness their strengths, regain hope, and actively pursue change strategies when they are ready. She believes that an informal yet goal-directed approach that incorporates empathy, well-timed humor, and trusting that everyone is doing the best they can with what they’ve got, are key ingredients to building a solid therapeutic relationship. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, traveling to eat good food, and relaxing with her Pomeranian fur-child.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Family communication, transitions and conflict

  • Trauma

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Children (age 10+)

  • Adolescent/Teens/Young adults (up to age 25)

  • Students

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Strength-Based Therapy

Jaime DeGuzman, LCSW

Jaime is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with five years experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Jaime earned her Bachelors and Master's degrees in Social Work at University of Hawaii at Manoa. Jaime’s experience includes working with individuals and families through trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, anxiety, and infertility stressors. Jaime uses Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness based practices, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.

 

Jaime enjoys hiking, ultra running, and relaxing on the beach in her free time. 

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Co-Parenting/Divorce Conflict

  • Couples communication

  • Depression

  • Life Coaching

  • Life Transition

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement

  • PTSD

  • Trauma

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Children (age 4+)

  • Adolescent/Teens/Young adults

  • Adults

  • Geriatrics

  • Students

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

  • Art Therapy

  • Coaching

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy 

  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy 

  • Expressive Arts Therapy 

  • Family Systems Therapy 

  • Play Therapy 

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy 

  • Strength-Based Therapy 

  • Recreation Therapy

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Ian Carter, LMFT

Ian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with ten years of experience and is licensed to practice in Hawaii and California. He is a graduate from Chapman University in Northern California. Ian has worked closely with the homeless population as well as the LGBTQIA+ communities in Oakland and San Francisco. He has also been working in substance abuse counseling in the state of Hawaii.

 

Ian's specific areas of expertise are LGBTQIA+ related issues, Depression and Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Grief and Loss, and Substance Use Disorders (with a harm reduction approach). The theoretical approaches he often pulls from include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Humanistic, Solution-Focused, and Narrative Therapy.

 

In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his wife, trying different foods and immersing himself in various cultures, creating art, and binging on old Anthony Bourdain shows or the hottest new series on Netflix. 

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Addiction

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety

  • Couples communication & conflict

  • Depression

  • Life Coaching

  • Life Transition

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Grief/Loss/Bereavement

  • OCD

  • PTSD

  • Mood Disorder

  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Trauma

DEMOGRAPHICS

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  • Young Adults

  • Adults

  • Geriatrics

  • Military

  • Veterans

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

  • Adlerian Therapy

  • Art Therapy

  • Coaching

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy

  • Compassion Focused Therapy

  • Eclectic Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Existential Therapy

  • Experiential Therapy

  • Exposure and Response Prevention

  • Gestalt Therapy

  • Humanistic Therapy

  • Integrative Therapy

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy

  • Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Positive Psychology

  • Prolonged-Exposure Therapy

  • Psychoanalytic Therapy

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Reality Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Strength-Based Therapy

  • Therapeutic Intervention

  • Conversational Model

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Amanda-Sue Asuncion-Mahuka, LMHC

​​Amanda is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UH-Hilo and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University in Honolulu. Amanda was born and raised on the Leeward side of O‘ahu and has more than 10 years of experience working with children, teens, and families who are dealing with a variety of things including anxiety, depression, adjustment concerns, and trauma. Amanda has worked closely with houseless families as well as troubled teens.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Couples communication

  • Depression

  • Family communication & transitions

  • Life Coaching

  • Trauma

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • Children (age 11-18)

  • Adolescent/Young Adults

  • Adults

  • Military

  • Veterans

  • Students

THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES

  • Coaching

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Culturally Sensitive Therapy

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

ADMINS

Practice Manager

Meng-Ling Erik Kuo, D. Arch

Erik is known as the Renaissance man. After earning his Doctorate of Architecture degree, he spent two years studying Culinary and Pastry Arts and participated in several culinary competitions. Erik's love for working with people led him to the customer service industry with Apple and is currently working as a flight attendant with Hawaiian Airlines. Erik has a combined customer service experience of over 10 years. Erik enjoys traveling, cooking, baking, photography, crocheting and figure skating.  

Administrative Assistant

Taylor Clark

Taylor was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Taylors enthusiasm for community service is what attracted her to the customer service industry.  Her volunteering with Project Angel Food, Give Kids a Smile, and The Arthritis Foundation has allowed her to perfect her customer service expertise in various environments over the years.  Taylor is passionate about helping others, and is excited to apply her experience to help the local community as a part of the Wellness Partners Hawaii, Inc. team. In her free time Taylor particularly enjoys spending time with her family, including their two French bulldogs (Daisy and Olive).  She also values the opportunity to travel, good food shared with friends, and binge-watching television.   

Business Strategy Intern

Nathida Poolphaka

Nathida Poolphaka is a student at St. Olaf College with an Econometrics and Quantitative Economics major, and an emphasis in Management. Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand Nathida received her International Baccalaureate Diploma from United World College in Changshu, China. She then moved to Minnesota to attend an undergraduate program in arts and sciences. Nathida is experienced in working as a marketing consultant and social media administration. Her field of interests are business strategy and management, marketing and finance.

 
 
 
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SERVICES

PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION

This evaluation encompasses a holistic exploration of who you are. We will review your current concerns and past experiences to form a treatment plan together.

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT

There are several different ways to achieve the results you may be looking for, medication is one possibility. We may review different medication options that may be right for you.

THERAPY

We offer various types of therapy including Individual, couples and family. Our therapists will work with you to come up with a plan to achieve the goals you are looking for. 

GENETIC TESTING

 Genetic testing is available to assess best medication considerations for you as an individual. 

 

CONTACT US

 TEL / SMS :  808.379.6656

FAX:  808.379.3750 

EMAIL: info@wellnesspartnershawaii.com

OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS

Monday 9am - 6pm

Tuesday 9am - 6pm

Wednesday 9am - 6pm

Thursday 9am - 6pm

Friday 9am - 6pm

Saturday 9am - 12pm

Sunday Closed

The office is also closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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MAILING ADDRESS

P.O. Box 26062
Honolulu, HI 96825

 

OFFICE LOCATIONS

OAHU (Main Office)

850 W. Hind Drive Suite 210

Honolulu, HI 96821

MAUI

135 S. Wakea Ave. Suite 213

Kahului, HI 96732