Aloha, I'm Justin. Yes, you guessed it, I am from Hawaii and grew up on the island of Kauai. I received my master's at Alliant International University in couple and family therapy and am currently pursuing my doctorate in the same field. Moreover, I am an Army veteran with professional experience working at various mental health, nutrition, and behavioral intervention service organizations. I am a telehealth therapist who provides therapy online throughout California.
As a trauma-informed systemic therapist, I take a collaborative and humanistic approach as I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families.
It is essential to understand an individual's worldview and meet them where they are. So, connecting with people through a humanistic approach allows us to comprehend one another through fundamental connections that we share, such as emotions and sensations. Furthermore, utilizing collaborative language systems (CLS) as a foundation and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) as a structure, I am able to be present with my clients and show up authentically while using myself as a tool to encourage change.