Aloha and welcome to my site. My name is Pakalana Lokahi Li-Sun. I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i. Culturally, I am a Chinese-Korean American, Queer, Mahu Gender fluid-non-binary Trans psychotherapist of Color. i use they/them/mx pronouns
I have more than 20 years experience in providing mental health services to clients from all backgrounds. I am a multicultural counselor. I am committed in creating a safe, collaborative, honest, affirming and empowering space where you feel comfortable in sharing your thoughts, feelings, emotions and experiences in a way that is validating for you. This in turn will bring about healing by ending your suffering. It is my belief that genuine healing occurs through a safe, authentic, honest, and transparent counseling relationship.
I incorporate different therapeutic techniques in my practice such as non-directive, empathic and nonjudgemental approaches. I work with thoughts, feelings, body sensations and the breath. I can also use yoga in y session. I am a yoga teacher (E-RYT 500. I use mindfulness: being in the present moment, awareness, acceptance with no judgement, compassion and meditation (Vipassana). I use mindfulness Based cognitive therapy, meditation, EMDR to treat chronic pain, trauma, anxiety and depression.
I am a non-directive, compassionate and empowering psychotherapist. I incorporate the mind-body-spirit balance in my sessions.