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Napua earned her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Chaminade University of Honolulu.  She sees child and adult individuals, couples and families across all stages of life.


From day one of working together, Napua aims to create a safe, inviting, and supportive environment where all participants feel accepted and understood for who they are and whatever they may be going through.  She has met with clients facing a variety of challenges including family/relationship issues, stressful life stages/transitions, anxiety, depression, loss, loneliness, trauma, and difficulties with self-confidence or self-worth.  Prior to joining Paradigm, Napua worked for social service agencies serving parenting mothers recovering from substance abuse, and families navigating the child welfare system.


Napua believes therapy works best when it is empowering and collaborative.  She emphasizes the importance of our key relationships and encourages joint sessions, such as a session with both parent and child, when appropriate.  When working with couples, she draws from the Gottman Method, a research-based approach for which she has received specialized training.  Family systems, cognitive-behavioral, and attachment-based techniques are some of her other favorites.


Originally from the Big Island of Hawaii, Napua presently resides in Honolulu with her husband and family.  When not at work, she enjoys decluttering, spending time in nature to recharge, and catching up with friends over a good meal.


Napua has in-person office hours on Mondays and telehealth appointments on a limited basis throughout the rest of the week.  As she is currently accruing hours towards her licensure, Napua only accepts cash clients and has a reduced out-of-pocket rate.  To schedule an appointment, please call the office at (808) 387-4355 or email

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