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Trust your
  inner yes!



Fit matters. We want to help you find the perfect therapist. A good therapeutic relationship is key to helping you get where you want to be, as the person you want to be. 


and Family Therapy


Relationships take work. And good relationships are worth the effort. Our therapists will work with you to figure out your relationship goals and together you will map an achievable path.


Child Play and Talk Therapy

We get kids. We offer a variety of supportive, child-focused treatments in a nurturing, creative environment. We work with parents, advocates, and teachers aiming for happy, healthy outcomes for your keiki.


Group Work

Sometimes we just need a good group setting. With our carefully designed therapy and support groups, clients receive professional guidance in a supportive peer setting.


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)

FASDs refer to a collection of diagnoses that represent the range of effects that can happen to a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These conditions can affect each person in different ways, and can range from mild to severe.

Therapy Sessions
About Us
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Pono Roots is a counseling and therapist training center at

A Family Tree, ed by Kristine Altwies,

licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.


AFT has served families and children (as Hawai'i International Child) since 1975. With over 30 years of experience, Kristine developed Pono Roots in response to the many good, and many struggling people she's been honored to know in her work with families.

Pono Roots is a group counseling practice. Our therapists use family systems theory, as well as other evidence-based, supportive therapeutic interventions to help clients meet their goals.


PRCC therapists work collaboratively and we love what we do.

We understand the importance of your trust in us.

We look forward to working with you.

Asking for help is rarely easy.

Take the first step and you'll be amazed how much better you feel having helped yourself in that one, small way. 

Most people struggle with one or more mental health issues.

It takes courage to admit you have needs.  

Getting Help
I hope you are doing well! I miss you and thank you for your help and love when I needed it. You are such a great role model especially to me.

K. Age 15

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