Meet the CSDC Professional & Support Staff

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.

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

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.

Nicole Gonowon, Psy.D.

Position: Staff Therapist

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

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.

Hannah Im, Psy.D.

Position: Staff Therapist; Coordinator of Outreach

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.

Alexander Khaddouma, M.A.

Position: Staff Therapist

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, Psy.D.

Position: Staff Therapist; Administrative Coordinator of Groups Program

Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, 2018;
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 Political Science and Biology, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, 2013 and 2016.

Worked at CSDC since: 2008

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; Co- Coordinator of Peer Fellow Program and 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; 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.

Kevin Tomita, Ph.D.

Position: Staff Therapist; 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.

Thuy Tran, Psy.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist

Education: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in multi-cultural and community psychology, Alliant International University, 2004;
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University, 2002;
B.A. in Psychology, University of California - Santa Cruz, 1999.

Worked at CSDC since: 2018

Kristen Tom, Psy.D.

Position: Licensed Psychologist

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

Michael "Mike" Yap, Psy.D.

Position: Staff Therapist; Co-Coordinator of Peer Fellowship 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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