Meet the CSDC Professional & Support Staff

Woolee An

Position: Doctoral Psychology Intern

Education: Ph.D. Candidate in Combined Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Utah State University;
M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Missouri State University

Worked at CSDC since: 2019

Professional Interests: Anxiety and Anxiety-related issues, Depression, Student-athletes' mental health, International students’ mental health, Substance use, Diversity (Cross-cultural and multicultural issues), Contextual factors, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Yoshimi Araki, M.S.

Position: Staff Counselor

Education: M.S. in Counseling Psychology with emphasis in mental health, Chaminade University, 2018;
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.

Kathrine Fast, Ph.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist; Coordinator of Clinical Services

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.

Hannah Im, Psy.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist

Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, 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.

Davis Kealanohea Kane

Position: Doctoral Psychology Intern

Worked at CSDC since: 2019

Professional Interests: Multicultural psychology, mindfulness, meditation, Polynesian mental health, Spirituality, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Alexander Khaddouma, Ph.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist; Coordinator of Outreach

Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2018;
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.

Stephanie Lee, B.A.

Position: Coordinator of Testing/Case Manager

Education: Currently pursuing M.Ed. in Educational Foundations, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa;
B.A. in Psychology and Minor in Religion, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2006.

Worked at CSDC since: 2018

Professional Interests: Student affairs, student development, gender issues, personality types, and cultural identity

Talaivosa "Ate" Moala, B.A.

Position: Instructional and Student Support Specialist

Education: B.A. in Political Science and Biology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2013 and 2016.

Worked at CSDC since: 2008

Lisa Morikawa

Position: Practicum Counselor

Education: Currently pursuing M.A. in Counseling Psychology, University of Hawaii at Hilo;
B.A. in Psychology and minor in English, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2017.

Worked at CSDC since: 2019

Professional Interests: My personal counseling style accentuates on a multi-cultural sensitivity, a furtherance on self-care and self-empathy, and an emphasis on humanistic approach along with applicable skill development. I am also fluent in Japanese.

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

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

Worked at CSDC since: 2013

Julie Nishihira, Psy.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist; Co- Coordinator of Peer Fellow Program and Administrative Coordinator of Groups Program

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

R. Seini O'Connor

Position: Doctoral Psychology Intern

Education: Ph.D. Candidate in Counseling Psychology, University of Maryland College Park, 2020 (anticipated);
MSc in Cross-Cultural Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, 2011;
GDipCom in Economics, Victoria University of Wellington, 2005;
BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, 2009;
BA (Hons) in Philosophy, University of Otago, 2003

Worked at CSDC since: 2019

Professional Interests: I use a humanistic, multicultural, and psychodynamic approach to therapy and enjoy helping students build inner strength and feel supported as they work through challenges including personal and career-related transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and trauma. I am interested in how increased physical, emotional, and cultural or spiritual awareness and integration can help us live healthy and meaningful lives. 

Samuel "Sam" Spencer, M.A.

Position: Practicum Counselor

Education: Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2018 - present;
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2018;
B.S. in Psychology, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2016.

Worked at CSDC since: 2019

Professional Interests: My research interests include acceptance- and mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapies, clinical behavior analysis, and culturally sensitive adaptations to psychotherapy. My clinical interests include acceptance and commitment therapy, clinical assessment, and working with college student populations. I also teach undergraduate courses within the Department of Psychology in cross cultural psychology and introduction to psychological sciences.

Allyson M. Tanouye, Ph.D.

Position: Director and Chief Psychologist; Interim Coordinator of Training, Coordinator of Counselor-in-Residence Program, and 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.

Kristen Tom, Psy.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist; Coordinator of Groups Program

Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Argosy University, 2010 ;
M.Ed. in Education, University of San Francisco, 2005;
B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Japanese, University of San Francisco, 2004.

Worked at CSDC since: 2018

Kevin Tomita, Ph.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist; Coordinator of Practicum Training

Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with emphasis 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.

Susan Watson, Ph.D.

Position: Staff Therapist

Education:

Worked at CSDC since: 2019

Michael "Mike" Yap, Psy.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist; Co-Coordinator of Peer Fellows Program

Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, 2016;
M.S. in Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fujian College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2004;
A.B. in Architecture, 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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