Hawaii Division

American Association for

Marriage and Family Therapy:

Hawaii Division

Marriage and Family Therapists (commonly referred to as MFTs or family therapists) are trained and licensed to independently diagnose and treat mental health and relationship problems.   Family therapists focus on understanding their clients symptoms and interaction patterns within their existing environment. 

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We welcome the new AAMFT HI Board President, Glenn Pressel, MA, MFT.

"I work with people who are committed to recover from depression, anxiety, addictions (chemical and behavioral), PTSD, relationship issues, sexuality and death and dying issues. I have been in practice since the early 1980's and I believe that healing comes within the relationship with myself and my client working in a collaborative fashion. I work to understand what my clients are struggling with and what outcome they want. As a therapist I believe my own personal and professional growth is very important as it keeps me in a place of curiosity that is my main stance with my clients.

I have had a focus of working with gay and lesbian clients. I also work extensively with couples to resolve relationship issues. In addition to these areas I have worked extensively with addictions including behavioral addictions such as sex/porn and love addictions.
I have had a specialty using EMDR for several years. EMDR was originally developed for trauma victims but has been effective to resolve a much wider range of issues. It is effective and allows for resloluton to issues in a much shorter period of time."


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The International Family Therapy Association (IFTA) provides international conferences to promote, strengthen and improve the quality of family therapy, the quality of relationships within families and to promote well-being and peace within our world. They also publish the prestigious Journal of Family Psychotherapy for their members.


If you are seeking the services of a highly qualified marriage and family therapist please use AAMFT's TherapistLocator

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  • Upcoming Events:

    Annual Membership Meeting: May 2, 2015 during lunch time of Annual Conference.  Begins at 12-1.  If you wish to attend for the meeting only, please email aamft.hi@gmail.com


    Kimochis Workshop: May 9, 2015 10-12 Argosy University. 1001 Bishop St. #400. 

    Kimochi (Key.Mo.Chee) means "feeling" in Japanese.  These plush toys provide helpful information and communication tools for caregivers and professionals to help increase communication skills and express feelings.  These characters and their little emotional friends can be used to assist children, families and adults, get in touch with their emotions in a fun and comfortable way. 

    Join us for this free workshop with Ellen Dodge via video conference.  Learn how to use them with your clients.  Play with many of the plush toys and emotions.  Network with other interested MFTs.

    RSVP Now.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-hands-on-kimochi-workshop-tickets-16514055986



    Details in Membership Only Section: 

    Networking/Peer Groups

    First Tuesday of Every Month 5-7pm, 2  Healthy Therapists Group: Honolulu:must RSVP




  • Mahalo for your Continued Support!


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