Meet the CSDC Professional & Support Staff

 

Michael Amrhein, Ph.D.

Position: Staff Therapist; Assistant to the Coordinator of Clinical Services

Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2016;
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2013;
B.A. in Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2010.

Worked at CSDC since: 2014

Professional Interests: I enjoy working with students who are hoping to grow in their relationships, self-confidence, and identity. I also enjoy working with concerns related to trauma, depression, anxiety, or difficulties with life transitions.

Yoshimi Araki, B.A.

Position: Practicum Counselor

Education: Candidate for M.S. in Counseling Psychology with emphasis in mental health, Chaminade University;
B.A. in Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2012.

Worked at CSDC since: 2017

Professional Interests: Cultural transition and adoption, self-awareness, stress-related psychopathology, and bilingual counseling.

Hanna Chang, Ph.D.

Position: Staff Therapist

Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Loyola University Chicago, 2017;
M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, Boston College.

Worked at CSDC since: 2016

Professional Interests: Stress and anxiety management, depression, grief/loss, relationships, identity exploration/development, life transitions.

Kathrine Fast, Ph.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist; Coordinator of Clinical Services; Assistant Coordinator of Intern Training

Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2010;
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2003.

Worked at CSDC since: 2007

Professional Interests: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, stress management and promotion of self-care, grief and bereavement, adjustment to health related conditions, culturally sensitive counseling, women's issues, LGBTI issues, non-traditional students, and outreach.

Joel Gaffney, Ph.D.

Position: Staff Therapist; Assistant to the Coordinator of Clinical Services (Groups Program)

Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Miami University, 2017;
M.S., Western Washington University, 2007;
B.A., Whitworth University, 2004.

Worked at CSDC since: 2014

Professional Interests: Close relationships, Grief and loss, Men's issues, University Mental Health.

Nicole Gonowon, Psy.D.

Position: Staff Therapist; Coordinator of Practicum Training

Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2012;
B.S. in Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2004.

Worked at CSDC since: 2011

Professional Interests: Humanistic-Existential Therapy, LGBTI issues, depression, culturally sensitive counseling, women's issues, trauma and abuse work.

Michael T. Helfer, Ph.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist; Coordinator of Training

Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Seattle Pacific University.

Worked at CSDC since: 2010

Professional Interests: Helping students work through anxiety, depression, relationships, and whatever difficult challenges they are faced with along their life's journey. My goal is to promote positive growth and development both inside and outside.

Tyler Hoyt, M.S.

Position: Doctoral Psychology Intern

Education: M.S. in Clinical Psychology, University of Alaska Anchorage, B.A. in Psychology, University of Montana, 2009.

Worked at CSDC since: 2017

Professional Interests: I believe in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship in my work with students. By sharing and creating a safe space together I am hopeful that suffering can be explored and eventually alleviated. I tend to use humanistic, existential, and psychodynamic theory to guide the therapeutic experience as we attempt to make sense together. I enjoy working with issues of identity development, grief, trauma, relationship issues, as well as issues surrounding cultural diversity, sexuality and gender.

Hannah Im, Psy.D.

Position: Staff Therapist; Coordinator of Outreach

Education: Psy.D., Wheaton College, 2016;
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College;
B.A. in Political Science, University of Michigan.

Worked at CSDC since: 2014

Professional Interests: I utilize a psychodynamic and humanistic approach to counseling and particularly enjoy working with students dealing with multicultural and diversity related concerns, cross-cultural transitions, meaning making during times of change and recovery from trauma. I work hard to co-create a meaningful space where positive growth and change can occur.

Patrick Jichaku, Ph.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist

Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1994;
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 1987;
B.A., University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 1981.

Worked at CSDC since: 2009

Professional Interests: Individual, group, and couple & family counseling and psychotherapy, crisis counseling, mindfulness meditation and its psychological applications, person-centered cultural psychology, personality assessment.

Alexander Khaddouma, M.A.

Position: Doctoral Psychology Intern

Education: M.A. in Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2014;
B.A. in Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2011.

Worked at CSDC since: 2017

Professional Interests: Romantic relationship health, couple therapy, family therapy, young adult psychological health.

Christina Siu Yen Louie, M.A.

Position: Doctoral Psychology Intern

Education: Doctoral Candidate for Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute;
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, 2015;
M.A. in Counseling, Santa Clara University, 2011;
B.S. in Psychology, Santa Clara University, 2004.

Worked at CSDC since: 2017

Professional Interests: I integrate a variety of interventions to help individuals achieve their personal goals and become the best version of themselves. My interests include Asian American Pacific Islander mental health, existential humanist and positive psychology, mindfulness and meditation, somatic (dance) and expressive arts as therapy. I also speak Chinese (Cantonese).

Richard Mizusawa, M.Ed.

Position: Coordinator of Communication and Program Development

Education: M.Ed. in Educational Administration, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2016;
B.A. in Communication and Communicology (formerly Speech), University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2014.

Worked at CSDC since: 2016

Professional/Research Interests: Higher Education Administration, Student Affairs Administration, Asian American College Students, Asian American College Student Mental Health, Leadership Development, Organizational Change, Interpersonal Relations.

Talaivosa "Ate" Moala, B.A.

Position: Instructional and Student Support Specialist

Education: B.A. in Biology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Worked at CSDC since: 2008

Alvin E. Murphy Jr., M.D.

Position: Psychiatrist

Education: A. B., Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, 1957;
M.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, 1963.

Psychiatry Training: Boston State Hospital, 1967-1968; Boston Veterans Administration Hospital, 1968-1970; Massachusetts General Hospital, 1969-1970 (child).

Military experience: Intern Chelsea Naval Hospital, 1963-1964; General Medical Officer Barbers Point NAS, Hawaiʻi 1964-1967.

Worked at CSDC since: June 2008

Professional Interests: Depression, psychopharmacology, computers in Psychiatry, voice recognition, Linux.

Personal Statement: "Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit."

Linda Nahulu, M.D.

Position: Psychiatrist

Education: M.D., University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, JABSOM, 1987.

Worked at CSDC since: 2009

Professional Interests: Native Hawaiian Mental Health, Suicide, Suicidal-Related Behaviors and Prevention relating to Indigenous Pacific Islander in the United States.

Trystin Nakayama, B.A.

Position: Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the Director; Interim Coordinator of the Testing Office

Education: B.A. in Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2009.

Worked at CSDC since: 2013

Julie Nishihira, Psy.D.

Position: Staff Therapist; Assistant Coordinator of Peer Fellow Program; Co-Coordinator of Professional Development

Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Argosy University, 2017;
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Argosy University, 2011;
B.A. in Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi at West Oʻahu, 2004.

Worked at CSDC since: 2016

Professional Interests: Humanistic therapy, transitional/life issues; anxiety; self-esteem; career counseling; and self-care

Allyson M. Tanouye, Ph.D.

Position: Director and Chief Psychologist; Coordinator of Counselor-in-Residence Program; Coordinator of Post-Doctoral Training

Education: Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1990;
M.Ed. in Counselor Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa;
B.S. in Human Development, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

Worked at CSDC since: 1991

Professional Interests: Training and supervision, multicultural diversity, career life development, and self-esteem in women.

Kevin Tomita, Ph.D.

Position: Staff Therapist

Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with emphases in LGBTQ Psychology and Diversity and Community Mental Health, Palo Alto University, 2017.

Worked at CSDC since: 2016

Professional Interests: My professional interests in regards to clinical work include psychodynamic psychotherapy, harm reduction models of treatment, and strengths-based approaches to treatment through a multi-cultural lens. I work well with clients in the LGBTQ community; clients with diverse ethnic identities; and clients who are experiencing or have experienced depression, anxiety, intense relationships, trauma, and/or substance use concerns.

Aimee Wakai, B.A.

Position: Practicum Counselor

Education: Candidate for M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Chaminade University;
B.A. in Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2013.

Worked at CSDC since: 2017

Professional Interests: Neuropsychological assessment, depression, anxiety, stress management, career development, multicultural considerations in counseling, substance abuse/use issues.

Christine Weingarten, M.S.

Position: Practicum Counselor

Education: Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa;
M.S. in General Psychology, DePaul University, 2016;
B.A. in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology and Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, 2012.

Worked at CSDC since: 2017

Professional Interests: Relationship stress, interpersonal trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and university mental health.

Michael "Mike" Yap, Psy.D.

Position: Staff Therapist; Coordinator of Peer Fellowship Program; Co-Coordinator of Professional Development

Education: Psy.D., Wright Institute, 2016;
M.S., Fujian College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2004;
A.B., Princeton University, 1992.

Worked at CSDC since: 2013

Professional Interests: Psychoanalysis, depth work, cross-cultural considerations, Chinese medicine and meditative arts (tai chi, qi gong), individual/couples/group psychotherapy.


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