About Dr. Taitano

I’m a clinical psychologist licensed in the State of Hawaii(#1435) and specializing in individual and couples/marital therapy.

  • Over 25 years of experience in the mental health field
  • Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 2000, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Clinical internship in Health Psychology, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry and the College of Medicine

    Current member of:
    American Psychological Association
    Hawaii Psychological Association

Areas of Expertise with Adults Include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias,panic disorder, agoraphobia)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) and related disorders (trichotillomania, skin picking)
  • Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness (Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, MS, Autoimmunity, Diabetes, Hypertension, etc.)
  • Sexual Abuse/Trauma
  • Couples and Marital Therapy
  • Insomnia, Sleep Problems
  • Grief/Loss
  • Assertiveness Training/Nonviolent Communication
  • Adult Child of Family Affected by Addiction
  • Adult Child of Family Affected by Trauma/Mental Illness
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions (breakup, divorce, illness, job loss, death of loved one, other loss)
  • Communication or Coping Skills
  • Feelings of Low Self-Worth