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Charles "Chuck" Kamai, MA/LMFT, CSAC

Licensed Therapist

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. ​

 

ClientsCouples 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

  • Substance Dependence

    • Addiction​

    • Alcohol use

    • Drug abuse

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Career Counseling

  • Chronic Pain

  • Depression

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem

  • Divorce

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Gambling

  • Grief

  • LGBTQIA+ Support

  • Life Coaching

  • Life Transitions

  • Marriage Counseling

  • Medication Mangement

  • Men's Issues

  • Relationship Challenges

  • Self Esteem

  • Stress Management

  • Spirituality

  • Other Issues 

Charles "Chuck" Kamai, MA/LMFT, CSAC
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