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About Dr. Taitano


Current member of:
American Psychological Association
Hawaii Psychological Association


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


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

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