Education: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Western Seminary in 1983, Program now at George Fox University.
Experience: Internships at the University of Hawaii and Oregon State Hospital. Former Chair of Psychology and Counseling and Full Professor of Psychology at International College and Graduate School. Former Instructor of Psychology at Wayland Baptist University.
Specializations: Sexual Trafficking, Trauma and Dissociative Disorders, Anger and Stress Management and Abuse.
Memberships: American Psychological Association (APA), International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), Division 56, Trauma Psychology (APA).
Activities: Founder and Director of the Ola Hou Clinic; International Author and Speaker; Chair of ISSTDWorld (listserv); Director of Alert, Trauma Counseling; Executive Director, Roads To Hope; Chair of Education and Training Committee, Div. 56, APA and Chair of Continuing Education Committee, Div. 56, APA.
Personal: Married with two sons (and their wives), one daughter (and her husband) and four grandchildren. Member of Leeward Community Church. Ordained Minister of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Central Pacific District.
Michael Bressem PH.D
Education: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Western Seminary in 1986. Also holds a Master’s Degree in Theology.
Experience: Internships at Clackamas County Mental Health & Montavilla Family Counseling Center, both in Oregon. Former Instructor of Theology at International College and graduate School
Specializations: Marital Discord, Emotional Disorders, Shame Issues, Traumatic Abuse Recovery, Coping with Chronic Pain or Illness, Sexual Addiction, & Spiritual Issues.
Memberships: American Psychological Association (APA).
Personal: Personal: Married with a daughter, enjoys art, music, writing, teaching religion, triathlon exercise, and riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Ordained Deacon at Holy Theotokos of Iveron Russian Orthodox Church.
Michael Kou PSY.D
Education: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in 1994. Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from George Fox University. Also holds a Masters Degree in Theology from International College and Graduate School.
Experience: Internship at Cedar Hills Psychiatric Hospital in Oregon, Former Instructor at International College and Graduate School. Psychologist with Central Oahu Community Mental Health Center.
Specializations: Anxiety, Depression, Abuse Recovery, Grief and loss, Trauma, Relational Difficulties and Anger Management.
Memberships: American Psychological Association (APA).
Activities: Enjoys traveling and hiking. Attends First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at Koolau.
Mari Kanemura L.C.S.W
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Education: Masters in Social Work from Hawaii Pacific University in 2007. Bachelors of Arts in Communications from Lewis & Clark College in 2003.
Experience: Internships at St. Francis Hospice Bereavement Program, Waikiki Health Center Cognitive Behavioral Health and Counseling, both in Hawaii. Previous work experience: Legacy of Life Hawaii, organ and tissue donation.
Specializations: Child, Adolescent and Relationship Issues, Abuse, Trauma, Loss & Grief.
Memberships: National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Bereavement Network of Hawaii.
Personal: Married with two sons, enjoys yoga, running, arts and crafts, volunteer with MADE IN HOPE, a local and international non-profit organization committed to ending sex trafficking and violence against women and children. Member of First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu.
Donna Macri PH.D
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Jeffrey Sonnega PH.D
Education: Doctorate in School Psychology from Michigan State University in 1995. Master's Degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in 2003.
Experience: Internship with the Ingham Intermediate School System. Fellowship with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Memberships: American Psychological Association (APA), Member, Division 18, Psychologists in the Public Service, Member, Division 56, Trauma Psychology.
Personal: Single. Enjoys golfing, running, traveling, and reading. Member of Leeward Community Church.
Una Starr L.M.H.C., PSY.D
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Education: Doctorate in School Psychology from Hawaii School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Hawaii (2016), Master of Arts in Couseling with Wayland Baptist University, Hawaii (2009) MHC #352, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained, Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) trained, and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) trained.
Experience: Internships at Hawaii School of Professional Psychology mental Health Clinic (Hawaii Specialty Courts: Zero-to-Three, Family Drug Court, Juvenile Drug Court.
Specializations: Forensics, Child and Welfare cases Treatment and Developmental & Psychological Assessments, Sex Offender Management Treatment (SOMT) with Risk Management focus, Couples Counseling, Individual Psychotherapy, Group work: DBT, Pain Management, Anger Managment, SOMT
Memberships: American Psychological Association (APA), Hawaii Psychological Association (HPA), International Society for Traumatic Stress (ISTSS), Division 56, Trauma Psychology (APA)
Activities: Raising four children, working on Post-Doctoral Fellowship with Ola Hou towards my licensure as a Clinical Psychologist
Personal: Married, raising a 9 year old daughter, 8 year old son, 15 year old niece and 14 year old nephew. Member of Waipio Grace Brethren Church.