Kenneth FieldsLMHC

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In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

My personality has been described as somewhat 'zen.' That is, I am calm, receptive, responsive and thoughtful. I listen well and aim to understand your perspective, your experience, your concerns and your goals. I am also somewhat witty and humorous believing that how we use language, within ourselves, has great impact on our moods and behaviors.

In what ways do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap?

My treatment and life philosophy overlap in the area of decision making. As a mental health counselor, it is not my job to make decisions for you but rather help you make decisions that are in your overall best interest. This philosophy can be stated as something like, the ultimate instruction for all human beings is we make our own decisions about what we will do, and what we will not do. Decision making is not something we are taught in school. Mental health counseling is, regardless of the presenting problem, about helping the client make the best decisions;, which is how I approach my own life as well..

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session is described as a time of 'talk story.' Talk story is part of the 'talking cure.' That is, articulating our narrative is itself healing. But, it's not just articulating our narrative for one could do that on paper or by talking to a tree. It is sharing the narrative with a person who can listen, hear, understand and respond with compassion and insight as well as specific therapeutic skills which can be transferred to the client for their own personal growth. The initial session is the framework which defines the therapeutic dialogue.




Relationship Issues

Communication issues

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise



Work Stress

Relationship Issues


Anger management

Artists' mental health

Communication issues



First Session


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Existential Therapy

Family Systems Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Jungian Therapy

Training / Certifications

National Board of Certified Counselors

National Association of Cognitive Behaviors Therapy




M.A, Counseling Psychology, Lewis & Clark College

Work History

I have provided mental and behavioral health counseling to individuals, couples, families, and groups for over 25 years dealing with such issues as depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, anger, traumatic stress, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, obsessions and compulsions, relationship conflicts and communication breakdowns, to name a few. During this time, I have also taught public and private classes on various self-improvement topics including self-image psychology, goal setting, visualization, motivation, communication and negotiation, parenting, coaching, stress and anger management, meditation and relaxation. I have worked as an individual and family therapist for years in the community and throughout school districts, an employee assistance counselor, the director of a crisis intervention program, a clinical supervisor and an administrator in a human service agency. I have had training in Client Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Systems Therapy(External and Internal), Structural Family Therapy, Hypnosis and Neurolinquistic Programming, Strategic Communication, Multicultural Sensitivity, Critical Incident Stress Management, Meditation and various Behavior Modification methodologies, all of which are incorporated into my eclectic and flexible approach to Solution Focused Therapy. My friends, colleagues and several clients have often commented that I have a novel, oddly slanted and somewhat creative “out of the box” way of looking at things. This can work to great advantage for those who may benefit by viewing things from a new and different angle.


Wailuku, 96793, HI