Dr. Chanel Kealoha

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Chanel Kealoha earned her Bachelor's Degree at the University of Southern California then went on to obtain her Master's and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. She completed Doctoral Internships at the UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) before receiving specialized training in the assessment and treatment of childhood trauma and abuse during her Fellowship at the Kapiolani Medical Center.

With licenses to practice psychology in both Hawaii and Washington, Dr. Kealoha has more than 10 years of experience providing evidenced-based clinical services to children, adolescents, families, and adults dealing with various behavioral, emotional, psychological, and mental health issues. She utilizes a holistic, strengths-based approach to help you and/or your loved one live the most enriching and independent life possible. Dr. Kealoha also specializes in the assessment and diagnosis of mental health conditions and has participated in treatment planning, IEP/IEE and academic programming, self-advocacy advisory councils, and the development of behavioral support plans based on her assessment results. She also received intensive training in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and has presented at national conferences focused on intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition to her therapeutic practice, Dr. Kealoha teaches Doctoral-level Psychology courses at Argosy University where she is able to foster the professional development of future psychologists.

Being born and raised in Hawaii and trained in Southern California has had a tremendous impact on Dr. Kealoha's interest in culturally appropriate therapies and assessment. Through her research, Dr. Kealoha has sought to improve the relevance of mental health care and education for minority populations. Her research on an alternative treatment for depression was also published in an internationally recognized medical journal.