Kenneth Fields, Therapist in Hawaii — Zencare
Kenneth  Fields
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Kenneth Fields

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Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Hawaii Not Accepting Online

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Updated October 12, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Kenneth Fields is a Master's Level, Nationally Certified, State Licensed, Mental Health Counselor. Mr. Fields has provided mental and behavioral health counseling to individuals, couples, families, and groups for over 25 years dealing with such issues as depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, anger, traumatic stress, attention-deficit/hyperactivity, obsessions and compulsions, relationship conflicts and communication breakdowns, to name a few. During this time, he has also taught public and private classes on various self-improvement topics including self-image psychology, goal setting, visualization, motivation, communication and negotiation, parenting, coaching, stress and anger management, meditation and relaxation. he has worked as an individual and family therapist for years in the community and throughout school districts, an employee assistance counselor, the director of a crisis intervention program, a clinical supervisor and an administrator in a human service agency.

Mr. Fields has had extensive training in Client Centered Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Systems Therapy(External and Internal), Structural Family Therapy, Hypnosis and Neuro-linquistic Programming, Strategic Communication, Multicultural Sensitivity, Critical Incident Stress Management, Meditation and various Behavior Modification methodologies, all of which are incorporated into his eclectic and flexible approach to Solution Focused Therapy. He is often criticized, or praised, depending on one's perspective, for having a novel, oddly slanted and somewhat creative “out of the box” way of looking at things. This can work to great advantage for those who may benefit by viewing the distressful conditions of their own life from a new and different angle.


Message to clients

Hello, and thank you for taking time to read this far into my background. Of all the ways in which one can heal and improve, 'the talking cure' is one of the fundamental cornerstones. Of course, the talking cure, as it is known, is really more about the listening cure. It's one thing to talk to others, it's another thing to be heard by others, to be understood, without judgements, with 'unconditional positive regard.' Many times, friends and family are not available to listen and understand in the same way as is a professional. A professional brings a neutrality to the situation which is often otherwise missing. Friends and family may be caring and have good advice, and, yet, not necessarily neutral. A neutral perspective can help clarify confusions brought on by factors such as bias, history, peer pressures, doubt and fears. A lot of mental health is just about getting clear with ourselves, a process which happens in effective therapeutic dialogue, the talking cure.

I view this work as a “heart-centered” practice with the intent of providing not only practical remedies but also a small ray of light and a little touch of inspiration by which you can see your way to a more meaningful life and feel better about yourself in this crazy world. If you are seeking to engage in a thoughtful therapeutic dialogue, I invite you to contact me.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)

Insurance

Kenneth Fields is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Hawaii)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12pm-5pm
  • Wed 12pm-5pm
  • Thu 12pm-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 11am-1pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 41 years

Open Mind Counseling, Online Mental Health Counselor, 2006 - Present
State of Hawaii, Human Services, 2007 - 2019
Child & Family Services, Direct Services and Administration, 2000 - 2006

Lewis and Clark College, M.A. Counseling Psychology, 1981
Oregon State University, B.S. English Education, 1973


Licensure

Hawaii: 22


Languages

English