Meet Chris Parlin, LMHCA
My upbringing as a multiracial/multicultural kanaka maoli wahine on the island of Oahu, has inspired this goal of hers as she has witnessed and experienced some of the struggles that come to those who live throughout the pacific. This has instilled a passion to see my community and the overall population in Oceania thrive above all else.
I am a recent master’s graduate in counseling psychology from the University of San Francisco, specializing in marriage and family therapy. I entered this specific field because all people should be fully supported in their pursuit of emotional, physical, and psychological well-being.
My therapeutic approach is a mixture of culturally responsiveness, LGBTQ+ affirming, social justice-oriented integrative care. I pull from various techniques and strategies in unison with her client to strengthen the therapeutic relationship and curtail the best approach needed to support each individual in their goals. I utilize a person centered, Gestalt approach. I enjoy working with children, adults, couples and families.
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
— Kahlil Gibran