Maui Wildfires FREE Online Community Groups: Sharing Your Aloha

Come and share your experiences and process your feelings regarding the recent Maui wildfires with people in the community in a safe place. These groups are a way to decompress and desensitize your experience. Sponsored by Lehualani Center and led by Maui resident and clinical psychologist Dr. Sarah Nani Williams in partnership with other skilled clinicians trained in crisis debriefing, groups will utilize tools and techniques to process the recent devastation.

If you are looking for other ways to help our community, please consider donating to assist us in growing and providing these facilitated community groups and other programs free to those processing the Maui fires.

E Komo Mai - Welcome to Lehualani Center!

This center is founded on Hawaiian cultural values.  In the spirit of its name, ‘heavenly’ flower, is a place where our authentic selves can blossom. With an emphasis on play therapy, Lehualani Center is a safe place for adults, children, families, and communities to grow. Whether you are living in survival mode, day-to-day existence, or in peaceful harmony, Lehualani Center provides the space for you, your family and community to reach full potential.

May your days flow with ease and joy

and may your essence have space to shine.

– Dr. Sarah

A saying that explains the essence of relating and the foundation of this center is:

E aloha aku, E aloha mai.

E aloha mai, E aloha aku.


To give aloha is to receive aloha.

To receive aloha is to give aloha.

Aloha is mutual respect and affection. Lehualani Center provides a variety of individual, family, and community services. Our emphasis is on revitalizing play, joy, and harmony into our communities and children’s lives through counseling, workshops, retreats, and trainings. The center spreads the concept of Aloha and living fully around the globe.

Counseling Services

Lehualani Center’s personalized collaborative approach to counseling offers a range of services to adults, adolescents, children and couples. Clients often share that our compassion, kindness, and professionalism put them immediately at ease, which helps to keep the therapeutic process moving forward. We consider it an honor to work with each of our clients, and look forward to meeting you.

Adult Counseling

Couple’s Counseling
Depression, Anxiety and Eating Disorders
Grief and Loss
Identity Concerns
Adult Learning Disabilities
Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Children & Adolescent Counseling

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and Grief
Behavioral Problems
Peer Relationships
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Learning Disabilities
Sensory Overstimulation

Workshops, Retreats, Events, Trainings & Community

About Sarah Williams, Psy.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Director of Lehualani Center

Sarah Kawahinekōmakaninani Williams PsyD is the director of the Lehualani Center, a licensed clinical psychologist, a published author, and a Hawaiian Energetics Master Level Practitioner. She received her Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago and has successfully worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families since 1995. She is certified in Child and Adolescent Gestalt Play Therapy through the West Coast Institute and provides Gestalt Play Therapy trainings for colleagues. Dr. Sarah is EMDR certified and has extensive experience working with children and adults with trauma.

Since 2005 Dr. Sarah has been studying Hawaiian Energetics, which originate from the ancient wisdom of the medical Kahuna. At the Lehualani Center, she provides Hawaiian Energetics treatments and Hawaiian Cranial Sacral Therapy. During a healing session, the creative force of Mana, the four elements (Fire, Water, Air, Earth) and aloha, are combined in a way and flow specifically for your healing. Physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual healing is available for your renewal, equilibrium, and a sense of well being.

Dr. Sarah has presented numerous times throughout the United States and Canada at schools and conferences. Many of these presentations discussed anxiety, depression, embodied presence, learning disabilities, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults and children. She co-presented a Hawaiian Energetics lecture and gave treatments at the Autism Today Conference in Vancouver, Canada, with her kumu, Ed Kaleolani Spencer. Dr. Sarah has presented lectures and workshops on “Living Aloha” in Hawaii, Illinois, and Utah.

“Dr. Sarah’s open-mindedness, compassion, and flexibility helped me to grow and heal in more ways than I can express.”
“With Dr. Sarah I was able to discover and strengthen tools to build new relationships with others and manage myself better.”
“After working with Dr. Sarah, I feel much safer in my own skin.”
“I highly recommend Sarah’s therapeutic style and her passion for helping.”
“I had some wonderful insights come out of my session with Dr. Sarah.”

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