Charles "Chuck" Kamai, MA/LMFT, CSAC
Education: I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Argosy University; a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University with Licensure in the State of Hawaii; I am also a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor through the State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division.
Experience: I spent the last ten years employed in various roles within the substance use disorder field. This journey allowed me to work in both clinical and non-clinical settings and levels of care. I had the privilege of walking with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, all challenged with overcoming substance dependence.
Approach: I view therapy through a family systems lens. My foundation is Experiential, and my approach is Integrative, which ties systems theories to the unique needs of each individual and family. I am trauma- informed and versed in evidenced-based interventions to address substance dependence. I am culturally
sensitive and value diversity-recognizing how cultural trauma affects specific groups. My role in session is non-judgmental, curious, and collaborative; I strive for authenticity and relatability; I consider myself a fellow
journeyperson and guide who deems the therapeutic relationship as an integral part of healing.
Beliefs: I believe in wellness from a holistic perspective-emotional, psychological, social, spiritual, and cultural. When life affects these domains, imbalance and discord exist. I acknowledge our unique experiences, which influence our values, beliefs, worldview, and how we perceive ourselves and our environment. I believe in autonomy and eliciting innate strengths to navigate the uncertainties of life. I consider the human spirit to be resilient.
Clients: Couples and individuals ages 18+. I am LGBTQIA+ supportive. I respect all faiths and spiritual practices. I invite any family experiencing concerns regarding substance dependence and other issues.
Languages: I offer treatment in English and can understand basic Hawaiian.
Fees: $150 hour, sliding scale available. We accept HMSA, UHA, HMAA, and Tricare
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