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Meet Our Counselors

 

 

Dr. Hale Akamine

 

 

 

HALE AKAMINE, Ph.D., F.A.C.F.E. , F.A.C.P.S.

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Hawaii, 05/91
  • B.A.    Psychology cum laude, University of Colorado, 05/79
  • H.S.    Valedictorian, Waimea High School (Kauai), 05/75
  • Fellow, American College of Forensic Examiners
  • Fellow, American College of Psychological Specialties

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • Executive Director - Clinical Psychologist - Family Ministries Center. 03/1993 - current.
  • Adjunct Faculty Pacific Rim Christian College, 2010 – 2012, Int. College & Graduate School, 01/1992 - 1997.
  • Consultant – Aloha Pregnancy Care & Counseling Center, 2010 – current.
  • Clinical Psychologist - Ola Hou Clinic. 01/92 - 03/93, Straub Clinic & Hospital - Employee Assistance Program, 10/90 - 02/93.
  • Behavioral Health Specialist - Straub Clinic & Hospital, Health Education Center, 05/88 - 12/91.
  • Sleep Disorders Educator - Straub Clinic & Hospital, Sleep Disorders, 06/85 - 10/90.
  • Psychology lecturer - University of Hawaii, 1987 - 1988.
  • Case Manager - Counselor - Division of Youth Services, State of Colorado. 05/79 - 08/83.
ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • TV guest (on-going, periodic):  Doctor to Doctor (Healthy Lifestyles), Joy in the Town KAAH TV, 02/07 – current.
  •  TV host/producer: Living the Akamai Lifestyle, Olelo TV, 7/13 - current.
  •  Mission (Fiji): conference speaker/leader (annually since 2002 – current, Family Ministries Center/Makakilo Baptist Church)
  •  Host: AKAMAI STYLE (Living life well locally), KGU AM 760 radio, 12/04-12/06.Author: Healing the wounds: teenagers learning to cope with divorce.  LifeWay Press: Nashville, 1995.

Seminar facilitator (selected topics):   

  • Raising your kids without losing your voice, (ongoing seminars to churches & preschools, schools on Oahu & Kauai) 
  • When Leaders Fall, Piercing the Darkness: Understanding Infidelity, Hawaii Islands Ministries Conference, 3/23/12.
  • Fighting for your marriage (marriage seminar), Selected churches: Hope Chapel Olomana, Makakilo Baptist Church, New Hope Christian Fellowship Oahu/Honolulu Christian Church, Hope Chapel Kapolei, Kalihi Union Church, Grace Bible Honolulu
  • Keeping Your Church Out of Court: Counseling Guideline for Leaders, Hope Chapel West Oahu, 5/22/10.
  • Anger Management, Campbell High School Football Coaches, 3/25/06.Dealing with difficult people, Family Life Series @ Pearl City Baptist Church, 6/25/05.
  • Small group leader training, Honolulu Christian Church, 5/27/06; New Hope Pearl Community, Hope Chapel West, 11/4/03.
  • Dealing with sexual sin in your church, Hope Chapel Kapolei ministry staff, 5/10, 6/99.
  •   Finding the right mate, Grace Bible Church, 2/18/01, New Hope Christian Fellowship Singles Conference, 9/26/98

 Speaker (selected topics):

  • The Science of Happiness, West Honolulu Rotary Club, 9/7/12.
  • Make Peace with your fathers, Hope Chapel Diamond Head (Young Leaders group), 11/5/10.
  • Understanding you wife & kids, Hope Chapel Diamond Head (Marketplace Leaders group), 9/17/10.
  • Understanding your parents, Youths: Makakilo Baptist Church, 1/25/07, New Hope Leeward, 11/10/06.
  • Why men don’t talk; Women won’t tell, Executive Women Int., 3/8/06.
TV host: Living the Akamai Lifestyle, OLELO TV, 7/13 to current
Radio guest:

 

KGU 760AM: Infidelity, 8/3/04 & 8/24/04, Biblical counseling, 4/20/04.
KGU 995FM
, Broken people and families can be healed, 2/7/12

TV guest: KHON TV News, Discovering infidelity, 5/20/04, KALO, Connection Point with Wayne Cordeiro 4/29/03  
How to raise irresponsible children and teens, Sunset Beach Church of Christ, 11/15/98, Kanoelani Elementary PTA, 11/12/98, Mililani Baptist Preschool, 10/9/98, Hawaii Baptist Academy, 9/14/95, KHON TV: Infidelity, 4/04;Teen and divorce, 1/2/96;
Documentary: Is your family at risk?, 10/1/94; KHET TV


PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
(selected list) 

 

Focus on the Family/Azusa Pacific University. Counselor Enrichment Program, 7/89.
Focus on the Family. Counselor Enrichment Program, 7/94.  
Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic & Mental Health Center

Straub Clinic & Hospital Sleep Disorders Center


 

 

 

Dr. Lance Suan

 

 

LANCE SUAN, Ph.D

 

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • 1993 – Ph.D. Clinical Psychology (University of North Dakota)
  • 1989 – M.A. Psychology (University of North Dakota)
  • 1987 – B.A. Psychology (University of Hawaii – Manoa)

 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Family Ministries Center.   04/11 – current
Clinical Psychologist

Dept. of Health – Adult Mental Health Division     04/04 – current
Kalihi-Palama Community Mental Health Center
Clinical Psychologist

Dept. of Health – Early Intervention Section   10/02 – 04/04
Clinical Psychologist

Dept. of Health – Child/Adolescent Mental Health Division   01/98 – 10/02
Diamondhead Family Guidance Center

Pain Management Clinic of Hawaii  11/96 – 01/98
Clinical Psychologist

Woodland Park Hospital – Portland, OR   07/95 – 10/96
Mental Health Therapist

Dept. of Health - San Bernardino County, CA   08/93 – 12/94
New Day Clinic
Clinical Therapist

Haven Psychological Associates – Rancho Cucamonga, CA   1993
Psychological Assistant

Jerry L. Pettis VA Hospital – Loma Linda, CA   10/91 – 10/92
Psychology Intern


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