Aloha. My name is Chris "The Counselor". I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and welcome you to my ohana-style private practice called Self Help Hawaii, LLC in beautiful Honolulu, Hawai`i.
As a child from a broken, blended, mental but mended family, I really enjoy what I do whether its over the phone, internet, in my community, outreach, or in my office in Waikiki, YOU are my focus. Over the years, I have witnessed countless individuals, couples, families, organizations on the brink only to make baby steps toward inspiring comebacks. For many of them, it was making a routine of scheduling time with me or one of my fantastic, highly, selfless team-mates.
In counseling sessions, we go at YOUR pace and hope your and/or your loved ones leave with renewed perspectives, hope, purpose (sometimes laughter). Some sessions we sort out seemingly overwhelming thoughts, "e-motions" and may propose and/or practice some techniques some inspired by combat vets labeled with PTSD. This is YOUR time and many leave our sessions filled with big or small-inspiration, ideas to try out, or sometimes clients just need to vent. That is okay, because, as long as we ALL understand that SAFETY is #1.
ALL are welcome to Self Help Hawaii where, if you want, we provide a guide to help us slow it down, assess our unique wants, needs, routines and remember our strengths, achievements, and things that put smiles on our face, giving us a little room to hope for a better future. That future may be a better relationship. That relationship may be with yourself, your loved one, your finances, your relationship with God and/or The Universe-where change is the only constant. So whether it is a small or major change, when a door slams in your face, God/The Universe opens a window. One window of opportunity for a struggling same-sex couple was a tweak to their routine-compliments before criticism-which was inspired by another couple I had worked with. The same-sex couple gave the routine a creative spin and now I share that one too. :)
Self Help Hawaii helps us all connect with the resources within and around us. You can work with me and/or my small but growing SHH team of selfless, local life coaches, therapists, spiritual and/or Christian counselors who are happy to help start the problem solving process with you and your loved ones. We also provide tailored workshops, groups on stress/pain management, mediation, mindfulness and other supports. Call or click today and we can talk story. Happy to help!
Chris The is also listed in Best Marriage Therapists in Honolulu
Education:Chris The Counselor Gettman received a bachelor’s (BS) degree from the St Lawrence University.
Licensing & Certifications:
- Licensed: Practice License Verified
- License State: Hawaii
- License Number: 413, received 2014
Working With Marriages for:
- 13 Year(s)