Counseling in Honolulu, HI. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Honolulu, Hawaii will help you make the changes you want.

James Spira, PhD, MPH, ABPP

James Spira, PhD, MPH, ABPP

Licensed Psychologist

970 North Kalaheo Avenue, Suite A314, Kailua, Hawaii 96734 | 808-225-2193

For more than 20 years, I have helped clients learn powerful skills that help to rapidly overcome problems and also improve overall quality of life. Call for a free telephone consultation to see if this is the best approach for you.

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Therapist Honolulu Hawaii

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Honolulu is located in Hawaii and definitely has its share of historical, outdoor, and indoor attractions for the entire family. Regardless of age, your children, teenagers, and even adult family members are sure to find entertainment nearby. First, make your way to Pearl Harbor to see the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial. Here you will travel back in time and explore the history of this location, proving to be educational for all family members involved. Then make your way down to Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve to enjoy a day in the sun.1 Many people choose this area for snorkeling. Then participate on a Hawaii Food Tour that is sure to leave your taste buds in delight. Afterwards bring your children and teenagers to the city's zoo. This site has an area for petting animals as well as nighttime guided tours to observe nocturnal species. Be sure to end the night by enjoying a family-friendly game at Waialae Bowl or a movie at Ward Stadium 16. Either attraction is geared toward family entertainment and has a concession stand for snacking purposes. Punahou, Kaimuki Christian, and Ala Wai Elementary are a few of the school located nearby for your family's educational needs.

Mental Health in Honolulu

Hawaii is a vastly diverse state in terms of the people who live there. No single ethnic group represents a majority of the population. Caucasians, native Hawaiians and individuals of Japanese descent make up the three largest groups in the state.2 Due to this diversity, counselors and other mental health workers must deliver culturally competent services that take into account each person's unique perspective. Additionally, a 2012 survey found that almost 47% of citizens in Honolulu County reported having poor mental health within the last 30 days.3 Thus, the need for quality mental health care is high.

An essential factor in developing health care services is educating the public about the need for improved services and advocating on behalf of those whose voice cannot be heard. Mental Health America of Hawaii (MHAH) fills that need. MHAH has many educational programs that bring awareness to important issues, such as teen suicide, bullying, elder care, and extended outpatient treatment for the poor. As a non-profit organization, MHAH is always in need of funding and volunteers in order to carry out their mission to improve the wellness of Hawaiians. Those in need of more information about behavioral health services can call MHAH's helpline at 808-521-1846.4

Current Initiatives

Many of Hawaii's residents live in rural and remote areas with little access to mental health care. To address this issue, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health, Child, and Adolescent Telehealth launched the Rural Health Collaboration/Telepsychiatry Initiative. By using technology to offer health services remotely, mental health workers are able to reach citizens in need of behavioral health care in the most rural parts of the state.5


1. City and County of Honolulu. (2017). Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve. Retrieved from
2. Health Trends in Hawaii. (2017). Demographics - Ethnic Distribution in Hawaii. Retrieved from
3. State of Hawaii. (2016). The Hawaii Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System - 2012 Results. Retrieved from
4. Mental Health America of Hawaii. (2016). Home - Mental Health America of Hawaii. Retrieved from
5. The University of Hawaii at Manoa. (2017). Rural Health Collaboration/Telepsychiatry Initiative. Retrieved from

Honolulu is located in Honolulu County, Hawaii. It has a land area of 60.54 square miles and a water area of 7.90 square miles.  The population of Honolulu is 352,769 people with 127,177 households and a median annual income of $61,442. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Honolulu, HI

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Honolulu are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Honolulu public health department.