"If you are going down a road and don't like what's in front of you, and look behind you and don't like what you see, get off the road! Create A New Path!." [Maya Angelou]
About Dr. Mavis
I am a Hawaii Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Certified Substance Abuse Counseling (CSAC) provider with over 12 years of experience working with patients on a wide range of issues.  I am also a God-fearing woman and believe in God being our primary Spiritual Healer & Counselor.  I am particularly interested in women’s issues and with focus on an array of other disorders including anxiety, depression and individuals with dual diagnosis. I look forward to hearing from you!


  • Psy.D. – Clinical Psychology, Argosy University, HI, 2004
  • M.A. – Clinical Psychology, Argosy University, HI, 1999
  • M.A.O.M. – Organizational Management, University of Phoenix, 1995
  • B.S. – Sociology, University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1992
  • CSAC – Certified Substance Abuse Counselor, 2003 to present


  • American Psychological Association
  • Hawaii Psychological Association
  • Society Of Addiction Psychology, Division 50
  • Psychologists in Independent Practice, Division 42
  • Supervision & Training, Division 17


  • Argosy University/Honolulu, Adjunct Faculty, 2005
  • Kaiser Permanente Chemical Dependency Program, Pre-Doctoral Internship, 2003 – 2004
  • KalihiPalama Mental Health Center, Doctoral Therapy Practicum, 2001 – 2002
  • UHM Dept. of Psychiatry, A Pilot Study on the Mental Health of Adolescents and Youth at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility,Research Assistant, 2001
  • UHM Dept. of Psychiatry, Prediction of DISC substance abuse and dependency for ethnically diverse adolescents, Research Assistant, 2001.
  • Windward Family Guidance Center, Doctoral Diagnostic Practicum, 2000 – 2001
  • Forensic and Behavioral Sciences Institute, Master Practicum, 1998 – 1999
  • Hawaii State Prosecutor’s Office, Victim/Witness Protection Program, Intern, 1990 – 1991