Integrative Mental Health Care: Psychiatry, Counseling, Psychotherapy, Medical Care in West MauiMaui's Choice for Comprehensive Mental Health Care
“Good mental health results from being genuine and accepting of one’s self. Mental Health treatment is a special partnership between doctor and patient, working together to improve the quality of the patient’s life.” -Dr. Kelly Harnick/ Founder
Welcome to West Maui Counseling Center
West Maui Counseling Center is a group mental health care practice comprised of Licensed Psychologists (Doctors of Psychology) and Licensed, Board Certified Physicians (Medical Doctors of Psychiatry) providing private mental health services with integrated medical services to the Maui community in a conveniently located, upscale office suite in downtown Lahaina. We look forward to getting to know you, and helping you learn to live your healthiest life possible. West Maui Counseling Center is the first and only practice of it’s kind on Maui where we value quality over quanitity and are providing integrative therapy, psychiatric medication management, and supportive services for mental health patients as a treatment team. Read here in the Lahaina News about how West Maui Counseling Center is leading the charge of expanding access to care for our community and what we are all about..our patients: “Appointment of MD Psychiatrist Monumental for West Maui.”
The Center was founded by Dr. Kelly Harnick in 2011, because of her desire to improve access to quality mental health care for our West Maui community. Read here in the Lahaina News about our humble beginnings, and here on how we expanded in 2013, providing even better access to care for our West Maui residents. Read Lahaina News article here about how Dr. Harnick is at the forefront of mental health legislative advocacy for improved access to care through RxP Hawaii and modeling an integrative health care model for the State of Hawaii where Psychiatrists, Psychologists, and Medical/Prescribing Psychologists work together for patients.
We are here to help. Through the therapeutic process, our patients recognize their own strengths and resiliency, heal from the stress and pain that has occurred in their lives, and thrive in the face of adversity while receiving primary medical, psychiatric, and psychological care all in the same place. We are honored to be your mental health care team, and help you achieve your healthiest self, mentally and physically.
West Maui Counseling Center Waiting Room
Safe, Comfortable, Upscale, Private Offices
Integrative Mental Health Care Services Offered
Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy is readily available at West Maui Counseling Center. We love what we do and helping people achieve their best mental and emotional health.
Psychiatry/Psychiatric Medication Management
Pre-Bariatric Psychological Evaluations
In collaboration with Mid Pacific Surgical Specialists, We work closely with Dr. Arthur Chasen, world class Bariatric Surgeon of excellence to provide this service to surgical patients.
Bariatric Pre and Post-Op Psychological Support
We provide therapy before and after surgery to help patients psychologically prepare, achieve their goals, and maintain success throughout and after the surgical process.
Biofeedback/Stress Management Training
Our Commitment to You
Excellence in Patient Care
Customer Service with Aloha
Privacy and Confidentiality
Clinical Expertise and Professionalism
We see patients from all walks of life and of different clinical severities. Sometimes our patients may need brief therapy for a current adjustment stressor going in their lives, and others we see who have more severe, chronic mental illnesses. We work with people from the whole spectrum, from mild to severe, and encourage anyone who could use extra support, no matter what the presenting problem is big or small, to reach out and ask for support, you deserve it, and we are here to help.
Board Certified and Licensed by the State of Hawaii
At West Maui Counseling Center, quality matters to us. Our therapists are all Licensed Psychologists, with training and licensure at the doctoral level. Our medical providers are all Licensed Medical Doctors, Board Certified in their respective specialities. All of our team members are highly educated and experienced, please click here for more information and bios of each team member.
Mental Health Topics
The Sacred Piko Lei and the Blessing of WMCC This is a very sentimental, and heartfelt post that I’d like to share with our community, recapping the WMCC Hawaiian Office Blessing for those who couldn’t be there. It was an amazing evening full of love,...read more
Post by Kari Van Camp, MS, APRN-Rx, Pediatric Medical and Mental Health Specialist Living with attention deficit disorders can be frustrating and overwhelming. As a young person dealing with attention issues, or as a parent who suspects their child is affected,...read more
Clinical Depression also called Major Depressive Disorder, is a serious, and very VALID medical illness. It can be acute (one episode lasting a few weeks) or more often chronic (numerous episodes over the span of many years, waxing and waning). For this post, I am...read more
At West Maui Counseling Center, we work with lots of our Maui community members who are struggling with Clinical Depression. First and foremost, we conduct a thorough assessment during the first few appointments and obtain the correct diagnosis. From there, we are...read more
What is a panic attack really? As a Maui Psychologist, I hear many people with severe generalized anxiety or those who are emotionally activated by a significant stressor in their life state “I was so upset I had a panic attack.” While I have immense...read more
It is normal to feel anxious from time to time. Anxiety actually helps us survive or achieve our goals. Think about it…Anxiety is actually a good motivator when the level is moderate. If you have a test coming up in school, a little anxiety helps motivate you to...read more
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a very specific anxiety disorder that can occur after exposure to a severe trauma. There are three major categories of symptoms which include: 1. Avoidance 2. Re-experiencing and 3. Physiological Hyperarousal. Avoidance is...read more
Thank you to our very own Psychologist Dr. Tom Chen for tonight’s blog post on “Surviving vs. Thriving” For those of us who grew up in not so safe homes, we all learned “rules” to survive the chaos. Often times what we figured out was to keep our...read more