Counseling and Development

UH West O'ahu offers free and confidential mental health services for all enrolled students. Services are provided by a qualified mental health professional and include individual and group therapy, couples counseling, and psychological assessment. Walk-in appointments are welcome and participation is completely voluntary. General inquiries about health and wellness are encouraged.

Hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Accommodations will be made for students who need to schedule appointments outside of normal business hours. Call (808) 689-2678 to schedule an appointment or visit C236 in the UH West O'ahu Campus Center Building (C) for more information.

WHEN TO GET HELP

If you have general mental health questions, desire health information or simply do not feel you are living up to your full potential, call (808) 689-2678 for a confidential consultation. Be sure to make an immediate appointment with UH West O'ahu Counseling and Development if

  • as a result of psychological issues, family problems, or other life stressors, there is a significant decline in your ability to function at work or school.
  • you have had recent thoughts of suicide or wish you were dead.
  • you are afraid you may not be able to control your impulse to hurt someone else.
  • there are noticeable changes in your appetite or sleeping patterns.
  • you have or have had a previous mental health diagnosis or if you have ever taken psychotropic medications.
  • your anxiety makes it difficult or uncomfortable to socialize or establish friendships.
  • you have a loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities.
  • you feel distress.
  • you have unusual experiences that you cannot rationally explain.
  • people important to you have expressed recent concerns about your substance abuse.

WELLNESS GROUPS

In addition to individual therapy and psychological consultations, UH West O'ahu Counseling and Development offers wellness groups. Call (808) 689-2678 if you are interested in the following groups

  • LGBIQ
  • Social anxiety
  • Second wind (for students over 30)
  • Trauma survivors
  • Survivors of domestic violence
  • College Christians
  • Unhealthy relationships: breaking harmful patterns
  • Single parents
  • Low self-esteem
  • Recovering addicts
  • Caretakers group
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief

Counseling and Development
University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu
91-1001 Farrington Highway, C236
Kapolei, HI 96707
(808) 689-2678
taketas@hawaii.edu