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Our Mission and Vision

  • To promote the common professional interest of those who are marriage and family therapists and allies.
  • To educate the public and allied professions about the documented and demonstrated effectiveness of a relationship-centered approach to mental and behavioral health. 
  • To support our members and allied professions with training and networking events.
  • To be a supportive resource for the mental health community and within the greater Hawai'i community.

  CEU Credits

As of January 2017, LMFTs are required to obtain 45 CEUs within the triennium of 2017-2019.  HIAMFT provides many opportunities to acquire these credits.  Visit events to find an opportunity near you.  

 Local Chapters

HIAMFT is composed of island chapters:
Maui, Oahu, Kauai, West Hawaii, and East Hawaii

Everyone is invited to attend the monthly chapter meetings to remain connected with the profession and fellow colleagues.  Visit Networking to find the next meeting.

 Students & Interns 
LMFT Candidates

Welcome students and interns.  Your decision to become an LMFT is a wise and exciting one.  This website will provide updated information on exam preparation, internship opportunities, employment potentials, and monthly gathering/hui details for networking.  

We offer you best wishes are you continue your training.

Hello! Find Where Your Chapter Meets
Each island has a specific location for gathering.  Let us know if you need support!

Hawaii - East Chapter
Rachel Lewis

Hawaii - West Chapter
Cathy Okumura 

               Kauai Chapter                             Melissa Wilson

Maui Chapter
Linda Tesar-Amimoto

C&C of Honolulu Chapter
Natalia Villegas &

Melanie Van de Tuin

Board of


Mary Navarro
Past President
John Souza, Jr.
Colin Moore

Joy Quick

Island Chapter Representatives

Christy Chadwick


Natalia Villegas

Melanie Van der Tuin

Melissa Wilson

West Hawai'i

Cathy Okumura

Sangeeta Nair

Other Board Member Positions

Member At Large

Abby Halston

Member at Large

Jina Uyeda

Student Board Member

Katrina  Wilson

Committee Chairs


Raymond Black

Student/MFT Intern

Katrina Wilson


Melissa Wilson




John Souza, Jr.

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