Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Honolulu, Hawaii
Providing a range of Psychological Evaluation and Treatment Services
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Honolulu, Hawaii providing a range of psychological evaluation and treatment services.
438 Hobron Lane, Suite 315
Honolulu, HI 96815
Phone: (808) 947-2205
A native of Palo Alto, California, I conducted my undergraduate studies at Pitzer College and then moved to Hawaii in 1992 to study Clinical Psychology. I was primarily interested in cross-cultural psychology, and traveled throughout Asia conducting research during graduate school. My doctoral dissertation is titled Ethnocultural Perceptions of Psychiatric Symptomatology in Rural Nepal.
I conducted my internship at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, and then my post-doctoral hours at The Queen’s Medical Center, Family Treatment Center in Honolulu. After working at Waikiki Health Center, I eventually started a private practice in my current location at Eaton Square in Waikiki.
My private practice consists of individual and group therapy, as well as an evaluation clinic. For many years, I have taken graduate students from Argosy University and University of Hawaii as practicum students and interns. They currently assist with psychological testing and co-leading group therapy.
I serve as the VP and Chief Screenwriter at Omega Film Ventures, a Hawaii based film production company. Currently, we have several films in development that were written by me and OFV’s CEO & Executive Producer, Greg Andermann. Our lead feature film, KILR@Y_LIVES! (www.kilroylivesfilm.com) is currently in pre-production and scheduled to be filmed in Canada in 2016.
I currently reside in Honolulu, Hawaii with my wife Thuy, and son Zuriel.
Patients are usually referred for a psychological eavluation by physicians, psychiatrists, social service agencies, attorneys, or they are sometimes self-referred. Reasons for conducting psychological evaluations include:
My office is located in Eaton Square, at the Ewa end of Waikiki, near Ala Moana Shopping Center. It’s on the third floor of the tallest building in the Plaza.
If you are driving to my office, you may park in the Eaton Square Parking garage. I will validate your parking. Park on the third floor of the parking garage if possible, then walk directly into my hallway to Suite 315.
If you are walking to Eaton Square, enter through the archway into Eaton Square Shopping Plaza and walk straight ahead to the lobby and elevator. Take the elevator to the third floor, turn left down the hallway to Suite 315.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact me at the phone number or email address provided on the home page. Please leave a message or email me with the best number to reach you and I will usually call back within 24 hours on regular business days. If you leave me a message, it is very helpful if you can briefly let me know who referred you (if anybody), why you are seeking help, and what kind of insurance you wish to use for your treatment. When I speak with you, I will ask for some basic information about your reasons for seeking services, and I’ll be able to determine if I am able to assist you. Please note that you are welcome to contact me by email as well.
If I am not able to assist you, either because my schedule is full or because I do not feel I am the best fit you and your particular reason for seeking treatment, I will make every effort to refer you to a colleague who I believe may be a better fit for your needs.
Generally, appointments will last 60 minutes, and will be scheduled M-Th, 9:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m.
I accept insurance from most commerical carriers in Hawaii, including HMSA, HMAA, Tricare, UHA, MDX, Kaiser Added Choice, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield carriers. I will take other insurance plans, including Medicare, Medquest, and mainland insurances as space in my schedule permits.
Most insurance carriers cover around 20 psychotherapy sessions per year, though the exact number may vary between carriers, and may depend on your particular diagnosis. Other services, such as psychological testing and evaluation, are also generally included if prior authorization is obtained.
Many insurance carriers require a copayment for your visits — often between $8 – $25 depending on your plan. In some cases, especially with Medquest plans, there is no copayment. For uninsured patients, my current rate for standard psychotherapy session is $250. I offer a sliding scale fee depending on financial need and availability in my practice.