Frequently Asked Questions

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Mililani Tech Park    100 Kahelu Ave.  Suite 109   Mililani, HI  96789

Child and Adult Therapy
Lynn Goya, M.Ed., Psy.D., Psychologist

What happens in therapy?

There are many approaches in therapy depending on your situation. One approach that Dr. Goya is Neurofeedback, which trains your brain in self-regulation.  Self-regulation training can improve one's mental performance, emotional control and physiological stability.  Another approach looks at your thoughts and how they affect your feelings and behavior. An approach called psychodynamic therapy looks at possible patterns in your life and, through understanding the existence and origins of these patterns, helps patients change these patterns to be more adaptive. Other approaches Dr. Goya utilizes are play therapy for children, EMDR for trauma, and Interactive Metronome for peak performance (for golf, for example) and attention problems.

How do I know when I need to see a therapist?

Everyone goes through difficult times in their lives. Therapy can help when these difficulties disrupt your life. For example, are you:

  • feeling sad or depressed, have low energy and motivation, and are feeling hopeless?
  • are so worried about things that you can’t shut your mind off at night?
  • so shy about being around people that you don’t interact with others?
  • feeling blah and purposeless?
  • going through a significant change in your life such as graduating, a divorce, or have you recently lost a loved one?
  • having family problems and need someone outside the family to talk to?
  • concerned about your child’s self-esteem, academic performance, social interactions with you or others?
  • Or has your child gone through a traumatic experience, such as a motor vehicle accident, prolonged separation from a parent, or death of someone close to him (it could even be a pet)?

Will my employer know?

Therapy is completely confidential. No information is shared with anyone except with your written consent. There are exceptions to this when your safety or the safety of others is a concern. 

Is therapy confidential?

All information between the psychologist and client is held strictly confidential unless:

  1. The client authorizes release of information with his/her signature.
  2. The client presents a danger to self.
  3. The client presents a danger to others.
  4. Child/elder abuse/neglect are suspected.
  5. Your records are subpoenaed by a judge.

Will my health insurance cover therapy?

Many plans cover at least part of the cost of mental health services. However, some have an annual deductible and/or co-payment. When you call to make an appointment, we will discuss your coverage.