OFFERINGS & PRICING

Due to COVID-19 precautions, all meetings are virtual.

Grief & Care Under Capitalism Support Group

Description:

We are in a constant state of collective grief. Grief doesn’t occur only when someone dies. Struggling under the weight of racial capitalism, transphobia, ableism, and other forms of violence and oppression that we navigate daily takes a toll on us that we are often not consciously aware of. When people feel inexplicably sad, burnt out, or tired as hell, “you need better self-care” is the response that is too often thrown back at us. We can work as hard as possible to care of ourselves, but there are limits to healing when we are inundated with trauma that we cannot control.

This support group is for people needing a space to talk with other folks who feel exploited and exhausted by capitalism. Most grief support groups are death-related, so we decided to offer a space to grieve the other ways in which we struggle.

The Grief & Care Under Capitalism Support Group is a facilitated space with conversation directed by participants, offered virtually via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:00 to 7:00pm HST. The group is free, though donations are always welcomed. This is a drop-in group, so you can join us once or several times, with no need to commit to multiple sessions.

 
Important Details:
  • Support groups are participatory. This is not an event to come to with the intention of just watching. Please come with the intention of participating through the chat, talking, etc. If you get prefer not to share for any reason, understandable; you don’t have to force it. But do participate in the ways you can.
  • This is a facilitated peer support group for participants to talk about grief and related issues they are facing from living in a capitalist society that does not take care of us.
  • The discussion in this type of group is led by participants – if those present want to process grief, we process, and likewise, if you are looking for things like coping tools and tips from others, we can talk about that. It is your space and up to the group what happens.
  • For introductions all will be asked to share into the group via camera/microphone and/or chat. This is to identify yourself to make the space safer for your peers. During the remaining time, if you prefer your camera/mic off you can do so.
  • If you are joining more than 10 minutes after the group’s start time you will not be admitted to the group. This is to honor the peer support group space and ensure folks are able to arrive for introductions and community agreements.

Medical Aid in Dying Bereavement Support Group

This monthly group is free and open to any family member or loved one of someone who chose to access Medical Aid in Dying in Hawaiʻi. Meets via Zoom the last Sunday of the month, 5-7pm. To register, please email me.

Individual Therapy

*PLEASE NOTE THAT I CURRENTLY HAVE A WAITLIST FOR INDIVIDUAL THERAPY CLIENTS. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact me.

At this time I accept HMSA and HMSA QUEST for insurance. I also accept private pay on a sliding scale from $50-200 per hour (see below). If you plan to pay out of pocket for services, please name your fees according to what you feel you can afford.

Unfortunately there is no universal licensing for social workers across states, so legally I am only able to see individual therapy patients who reside in the Hawaiian Kingdom.

I see adults for individual therapy sessions. Therapy can be both brief or long-term depending on the issues presented and your goals of treatment.

I meet people where they are at. You are the expert of your own experiences. I am just a tool – a guide to help you on your journey. I am here to create a nonjudgmental space where you can share your story, develop a deeper understanding of yourself, and accomplish your goals.

I am queer, poly, kink, asexual/aromantic, and sex-worker friendly. I value harm reductionist, abolitionist, anti-capitalist, and anti-colonial politics. And I love working to support other people in the healing and helping professions.

I keep in mind that we can work as hard as we can to heal, but there are limits under racial capitalism, transphobia, ableism, and other forms of violence and oppression we face that cause trauma we cannot control. While what we really need is community care, self-care in the form of getting therapy is something that we can do for ourselves that is just one of many tools which exist to help us heal.

It is important, but not always easy, to find a good fit in a therapeutic relationship. Getting unhelpful therapy can be worse than getting none. I will not be offended if we meet, and you do not feel I am a good fit for you. Hopefully the right person for you is out there.

If you are interested in setting up a session, please contact me.

Grief & Death Work

Sliding Scale* – $50-$200/hour

I am a death worker who loves to discuss all aspects of dealing with serious illness, death, and dying with those who need it. I especially love to educate people about advance care planning and how to talk about their wishes for care with their loved ones.

I offer help with:

  • Both short and long-term grief support
  • Advance care planning
  • End-of-life planning (including talking through fear of death, vigil and funeral ideas, legacy work, and more)

Groups & Consulting

Sliding Scale, depending on your organizational budget

I facilitate grief support groups and conduct individual bereavement counseling. I also facilitate other support groups, talk story sessions, staff support plans, emergency counseling, and incident debriefing with social service agencies and other organizations.

Please contact me if you have something else in mind and we can dream it together.

OFFERINGS & PRICING

Due to COVID-19 precautions, all meetings are virtual.

Grief & Care Under Capitalism Support Group

Description:

We are in a constant state of collective grief. Grief doesn’t occur only when someone dies. Struggling under the weight of racial capitalism, transphobia, ableism, and other forms of violence and oppression that we navigate daily takes a toll on us that we are often not consciously aware of. When people feel inexplicably sad, burnt out, or tired as hell, “you need better self-care” is the response that is too often thrown back at us. We can work as hard as possible to care of ourselves, but there are limits to healing when we are inundated with trauma that we cannot control.

This support group is for people needing a space to talk with other folks who feel exploited and exhausted by capitalism. Most grief support groups are death-related, so we decided to offer a space to grieve the other ways in which we struggle.

The Grief & Care Under Capitalism Support Group is a facilitated space with conversation directed by participants, offered virtually via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:00 to 7:00pm HST. The group is free, though donations are always welcomed. This is a drop-in group, so you can join us once or several times, with no need to commit to multiple sessions.

 
Important details:
  • Support groups are participatory. This is not an event to come to with the intention of just watching. Please come with the intention of participating through the chat, talking, etc. If you get prefer not to share for any reason, understandable; you don’t have to force it. But do participate in the ways you can.
  • This is a facilitated peer support group for participants to talk about grief and related issues they are facing from living in a capitalist society that does not take care of us.
  • The discussion in this type of group is led by participants – if those present want to process grief, we process, and likewise, if you are looking for things like coping tools and tips from others, we can talk about that. It is your space and up to the group what happens.
  • For introductions all will be asked to share into the group via camera/microphone and/or chat. This is to identify yourself to make the space safer for your peers. During the remaining time, if you prefer your camera/mic off you can do so.
  • If you are joining more than 10 minutes after the group’s start time you will not be admitted to the group. This is to honor the peer support group space and ensure folks are able to arrive for introductions and community agreements.

Medical Aid in Dying Bereavement Support Group

This monthly group is free and open to any family member or loved one of someone who chose to access Medical Aid in Dying in Hawaiʻi. Meets via Zoom the last Sunday of the month, 5-7pm. To register, please email me.

Individual Therapy

*PLEASE NOTE THAT I CURRENTLY HAVE A WAITLIST FOR INDIVIDUAL THERAPY CLIENTS. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact me.

At this time I accept HMSA and HMSA QUEST for insurance. I also accept private pay on a sliding scale from $50-200 per hour (see below). If you plan to pay out of pocket for services, please name your fees according to what you feel you can afford.

Unfortunately there is no universal licensing for social workers across states, so legally I am only able to see individual therapy patients who reside in the Hawaiian Kingdom.

I see adults for individual therapy sessions. Therapy can be both brief or long-term depending on the issues presented and your goals of treatment.

I meet people where they are at. You are the expert of your own experiences. I am just a tool – a guide to help you on your journey. I am here to create a nonjudgmental space where you can share your story, develop a deeper understanding of yourself, and accomplish your goals.

I am queer, poly, kink, asexual/aromantic, and sex-worker friendly. I value harm reductionist, abolitionist, anti-capitalist, and anti-colonial politics. And I love working to support other people in the healing and helping professions.

I keep in mind that we can work as hard as we can to heal, but there are limits under racial capitalism, transphobia, ableism, and other forms of violence and oppression we face that cause trauma we cannot control. While what we really need is community care, self-care in the form of getting therapy is something that we can do for ourselves that is just one of many tools which exist to help us heal.

It is important, but not always easy, to find a good fit in a therapeutic relationship. Getting unhelpful therapy can be worse than getting none. I will not be offended if we meet, and you do not feel I am a good fit for you. Hopefully the right person for you is out there.

If you are interested in setting up a session, please contact me.

Grief & Death Work

Sliding Scale* – $50-$200/hour

I am a death worker who loves to discuss all aspects of dealing with serious illness, death, and dying with those who need it. I especially love to educate people about advance care planning and how to talk about their wishes for care with their loved ones.

I offer help with:

  • Both short and long-term grief support
  • Advance care planning
  • End-of-life planning (including talking through fear of death, vigil and funeral ideas, legacy work, and more)

Groups & Consulting

Sliding Scale, depending on your organizational budget

I facilitate grief support groups and conduct individual bereavement counseling. I also facilitate other support groups, talk story sessions, staff support plans, emergency counseling, and incident debriefing with social service agencies and other organizations.

Please contact me if you have something else in mind and we can dream it together.

About Sliding Scale Pricing

Please be mindful that if you choose a price at the lowest end of the scale when you can afford to pay more, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility. Being honest with yourself and your financial situation when engaging with sliding scale practices grows strong and sustainable communities. It also respects the work of the people you seek services from.

Consider paying less on the scale: if you have medical expenses not covered by insurance; receive public assistance; are supporting children or have other dependents; are an elder with limited financial support; have been denied work due to incarceration history, etc.

Consider paying more on the scale: if you own the home you live in; have investments; retirement accounts; or inherited money; travel recreationally; have access to family money and resources in times of need; work part-time by choice, etc. The scale is intended to be a map, inviting each of us to take inventory of our financial resources and look deeper at our levels of privilege. It is a way to challenge the classist and capitalist society we live in and work towards economic justice on a local level.

Please take these factors into consideration, but also, please don’t stress about it. Pay what feels right.

Mahalo to Worts + Cunning Apothecary for their language on sliding scale pricing.