Nathaniel Smith, LCSW

Nathaniel Smith , MSW, LCSW

Aloha!  My style is kind, compassionate and collaborative. I am honored to work with both children and adults, guiding each client toward health, fulfillment and wholeness. I work from a strengths-based, trauma-informed perspective, helping individuals to find healing and hope within their story. I utilize EMDR, Play Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

I genuinely enjoy working with others, meeting each person right where they are, and working as a team to succeed with their personal goals. From my experience growing up in a military family, I understand how life transitions within community and family dynamics can impact the emotional wellbeing of children. Prior to being an LCSW, I spent two years traveling throughout Europe and Costa Rica, while working with a non-profit. Through these collective experiences, I have developed a passion to walk alongside others with kindness and empathy and to support people on their healing journey.

Areas of Specialty

I offer Individual Therapy for children and adults.  I work with youth ages 5-11 utilizing Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), sandtray therapy and aspects of play therapy.  I also work with adults 18+ utilizing EMDR for trauma healing, Motivational Interviewing, and CBT.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief/loss
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Substance use
  • Parenting

Experience & Training

  • Trained in EMDR 
  • Trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Experience working with children in foster and community settings utilizing play therapy
  • Extensive experience working in medical settings including Emergency Departments and Psychiatric units
  • BA in Intercultural Studies from Columbia Bible School
  • Master of Social Work from Asbury University

Nathaniel Smith , MSW, LCSW

(808) 451-3960

Center for Healing and Transformation, 767 Kailua Rd, Kailua, HI 96734