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Kapi'i DeMello, MSCP, MFT-I

Pre-licensed Therapist - Supervised

Education: I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a minor in Hawaiian Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chaminade University of Honolulu. I am currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Education program at Chaminade University where I am studying Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Indigenous Peoples.

 

Experience: I have experience working with children for over seven years in a variety of settings and have worked with children as young as age 3. I hold a certificate of training in Brain Development in Children: Neuropsychology and the Therapeutic Power of Play. My experience also includes working with those of Native Hawaiian descent, utilizing culturally sensitive practices and approaches along with Hawaiian values and understanding. I have primarily worked with both the individuals and family members of those who have been

diagnosed with ADHD and anxiety. I have conducted parent workshops on the effects of covid on children, teens, and young adults, and the importance of social competency for school age children.

Approach: I enjoy working with children, conducting child therapy, along with culturally sensitive therapy approaches including Hawaiian values and understanding. I utilize a variety of approaches including solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family systems approaches.

Beliefs: I believe that all individuals should attend therapy for the betterment of themselves and their relationships. I believe in the importance of a collaborative therapeutic relationship. I believe all individuals are inherently connected to their land, their home, and the places with which they are rooted. I believe that all individuals have the power to build a happy and healthy life. I believe in the importance of knowing our history in order to better understand our future, and I believe that the effects of our ancestors’ triumphs, successes, trials and tribulations still affect us today.

 

Clients: All individuals ages 3-103, couples. I embrace all religious affiliations, believe in selflove, and the power of self care. I welcome all families facing concerns about their children with ADHD and anxiety.

Languages: I offer treatment in English and understand Hawaiian.

Fees: $125/hour, sliding scale. At this time I do not accept insurance.

 

• ADHD

• Anxiety

• Spirituality

• Relationship Difficulties

• Life Transitions

• Stress Management

• Self-Esteem Difficulties

• Women’s Issues

• College/Graduate Issues

• Cultural Background

 

Kapi'i DeMello, MSCP, MFT-I
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