Hale Mālama Team

​​​​Life’s challenges and the stress of college can be a lot to handle. We want you to know that we are here to help. We can provide individual and group counseling sessions as well as fun activities and presentations to your class or group. Call us at 808-245-8346 or email us at CareKCC@hawaii.edu for more information. Students enrolled at KCC can also schedule an appointment directly on Star Balance (click here!). UH distance students who are based on Kauaʻi can contact us directly to schedule. We look forward to hearing from you! Aloha.

Brian Kohatsu Chanella Asuncion Berna Souza MA

Brian Kohatsu, LCSW,CSAC, CPS
Hale Mālama Coordinator
Hale Mālama for Student Mental Health & Wellness
Mental Health Coordinator
Title IX Confidential Resource
Office location: Library(LRC) 121
Phone: 808-245-8314

Chanella Asuncion
MSW Practicum Student
Mental Health Counselor
Office Location: Library(LRC) 121
Phone: 808-245-8329

Berna Souza MEd
HINET Coordinator,
Student Basic Needs
and Support Services
Office location: Library(LRC) 105
Phone: 808-245-0106

Jie 'Jaye' Shen, ATR-P, MHP Siera Alaibilla Vanessa Visitacion

Jie 'Jaye' Shen, ATR-P, MHP
Registered Art Therapist & Mental Health Counselor
Office location: Library(LRC) 120
Phone: 808-245-8346

Siera Alaibilla-Lagundino
MSW Practicum Student
Case Manager for Student Human Needs,
Support Services, and CARES team
Office location: Library(LRC) 105
Phone: 808-245-0106

Vanessa Visitacion
BSW Practicum Student

Our offices are located in the library!! (LRC 120/121/105)
To schedule an appointment on Balance, click here.
For general inquiries and assistance please email us at carekcc@hawaii.edu or call 808-245-8346.

MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY?? If you are feeling suicidal, experiencing a mental health crisis or need help with substance use issues and require immediate assistance call the 24-hr Coordinated Access Resource Entry System (CARES) Line of Hawaii at 1-800-753-6879 or go to your nearest Emergency Room. If you require immediate help regarding domestic violence or sexual assault, please call the YWCA 24-hour line at 808-245-6362

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