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JULIANNA MOEFU-KALEOPA, LCSW, CSAC
Julianna earned her master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has years of experience in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health field providing assessments, group, case management and individual counseling services. Julianna has years of experience working with adolescents in the foster care system, families with troubled teens, and juveniles in family court.
Julianna specializes in assisting clients who are coping with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and substance abuse. She utilizes a blend of cognitive behavioral, harm reduction, and client centered therapy that incorporate a strengths perspective and empowerment process. Julianna’s wide range of experiences have given her the opportunity to work with clients of various cultural backgrounds, age groups, genders, and sexual orientations.
CURTE ODA, LCSW, CSAC
Curte Oda earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has worked with different populations such as adolescents, homeless population and people suffering from substance abuse. Curte has achieved his LSW and CSAC and strives to use his experiences to help empower clients to change.
Curte specializes in assisting clients by utilizing different approaches and combinations of cognitive behavioral therapy, client centered therapy, motivational interviewing, and other different perspectives.
MELISSA TAKEYAMA, LCSW,CSAC
Melissa graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Hawaii School of Social Work with an emphasis in mental health. Melissa has over 20 years experience working with children and adults from diverse populations. She is skilled in working within the adult court system and has broad experience in helping offenders transition back into community both individually and in a group setting.
Melissa is known for a warm, relaxed and client-centered approach to counseling. She works with clients from a strength-based, positive, and affirming perspective. Melissa specializes in treating adults who suffer from substance abuse/addictions and co-occurring disorders.
JOYCE PARKHURST, LCSW, LSW
Joyce Parkhurst, LCSW, graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Masters in Social Work. Ms. Parkhurst completed her graduate practicums at the Women’s Community Correctional Facility in Kailua, and also the First Circuit Family Court as a Child Advocate in Kapolei. Ms. Parkhurst is a board member for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Hawaii Chapter, and also co-chair for the Oahu Prevent Suicide Taskforce. For the past five years Ms. Parkhurst volunteered as a child facilitator in the Judiciary First Circuit “Kids First” Divorce Court Program. Ms. Parkhurst has spent the past 15 years helping to strengthen military families, and the past 20 years advocating for newborn interventions. Ms. Parkhurst believes in empowering individuals by helping them to identify their resiliency and connecting them to healing communities.
JESSICA LEE, MA-MFT, CSAC
Jessica earned her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Argosy University. Jessica is experienced in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health field providing assessments, group, anger management and individual counseling services. Jessica also has experience working with youths at risk, focusing on bridging the gap between parent/caregiver and child.
Jessica specializes in helping clients to find solutions, identify strengths, and adjust to life cycle changes. She utilizes a blend of family systems, cognitive behavioral, experiential, client-centered, and solutions-focused therapy to foster growth, one’s true sense of self, and purpose. Working with a diverse population allows her to identify with various styles of parenting, various styles of communication, different beliefs and values, religious practices, and traditional versus non-traditional family units.
DANMERLE CAPATI, MSW
Danmerle earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Hawa’i at Manoa. She has a wide range of experience in working with adolescents, families, homeless, SMI, SPMI, and forensically encumbered populations. She believes in strength based, solution focused models, cognitive behavioral and client centered practices to move towards empowerment and motivate positive change.
JAMES MIYASHIRO, MSW
James Miyashiro received his bachelor’s in psychology from University of Hawaii at West Oahu, and his master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has worked with different populations such as adolescents with developmental disabilities, the homeless population and people suffering from
substance abuse. James strives to use his experiences to help empower clients to change. James works with in both a group and individual setting, utilizing a strengths-based, client-centered