Paul D. Kai Swigart, Ph.D., M.F.T.

Paul D. Kai Swigart, Ph.D., M.F.T.

Professions: Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT - 161
Secondary Credential: MFT - 24240
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 09934
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180 Kinoole Street, Suite 202
Hilo, Hawaii 96720 - United States
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Each individual, couple, and family is remarkably unique, and the relationships that develop between/among us are equally as one-of-a-kind. For me, as I enter a therapeutic process, my clients and I begin the collaborative and contextual co-creation of a novel art form, original scientific study, fresh teaching experience, and dynamic healing process through the use of mutually agreed upon tools and techniques. I incorporate psychotherapeutic, spiritual, teaching, experiential, creativity-based (music, art, poetry), animals (therapeutic pets), and coaching into my work, always with the permission of my clients/students. We share a sacred journey across deep valleys, dark shadows, and high mountains into a place of truth and healing. I genuinely care about people and they feel it.

Email or Call Paul D. Kai Swigart, Ph.D., M.F.T. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09934

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Insurances Accepted:
HMSA HMO, PPO, & Quest

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Making A Difference. Through my work as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) I passionately seek to promote, guide, and advocate for the healing of individuals, couples, and families. I accomplish this through various roles, including the provision of direct therapeutic services, professional leadership, the authoring of literary works, the training of interns, and through legislative advocacy in the field. As the current President of the Hawaii Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (HAMFT), primary psychotherapist of TalkDoctors, LLC, internship supervisor, and author; I am working toward these goal realizations. I genuinely love my work, believe it will make a difference, and consider it an honor to provide such service to our global community.

My Therapy Focus

Helping People Heal. I do this through developing a safe, trusting relationship, focusing on strengths and solutions, learning from experiences and considering contexts, expanding perspectives and heightening awareness, through teaching, modeling, and coaching; through reflection, understanding, and integration; through mindfulness, meditation, and meaning. A contextually based, solution focused, systemic approach, with an eye toward truth, respect, and human evolution, is an integrated overview of the focus of my therapy work.

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma survivors, rape victims, musicians, actors, blind, therapists, physicians, attorneys, extended families

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Body Talk System
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Therapy / Collaborative Language Systems
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Dance / Movement Therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Equine and Animal Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Journey Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Parent Work
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Pragmatic / Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Psycho-Physical Therapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Regression Therapy
  • Relational Life Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Relations
  • Shamanic Journeying / Psychoshamanic
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Thought Field Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Relief Unlimited

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