Nate Beralas,

LMFT, LMHC, NCC

- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #491)

- Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC #393)

- National Certified Counselor (NCC) 

- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist

- Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

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Aloha and Welcome!

I am the clinical director and founder of Leap of Faith Counseling LLC, where we provide quality therapeutic services to the people of Hawaii. 

My passion is serving trauma survivors, teens, people with relationship issues, and christians looking to align their faith with therapy. I utilize an experiential approach that pushes clients to discover their strengths, dig deep and experience change right away. I also practice EMDR to help clients alleviate the detrimental effects of trauma.  

 

I found my calling as a therapist after ending an intense relationship. That experience created a deep sense of empathy towards those who have ever been hurt and in a vulnerable place.

I received my Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University in 2012. Then I began serving as a Behavioral Health Specialist in the Department of Education working with students with severe emotional disorders.

 

Then in 2016, I began work as a Behavioral Health Specialist at Kamehameha Schools (KS), where I worked with students and their families to deal with issues such as depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, abuse, grief, interpersonal and family crises.  

 

In 2017, I launched my private practice part-time while continuing to serve at KS. Then in 2021, I made the leap of faith to pursue my private practice full time! 

 

I was raised in Wailua, Kauaʻi, lived and served on ʻOahu for 13 years and recently relocated to Texas with my wife and two children.

 

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, jiu-jitsu, cooking, and playing music.

 

I thank the Lord Jesus for giving me the opportunity to fulfill my calling. All glory goes to Him alone. 

SPECIALIZATIONS

  • Trauma

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 

  • Teens/Adolescents 

  • Christian Counseling

  • Gottman Method 

  • Experiential Approach

  • Relationship Issues

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Suicidal Thoughts

  • Stress Management 

  • Anger

  • School Problems

  • Mindfulness 

  • Creative Arts

THERAPY APPROACHES

Some therapeutic modalities that I may utilize in sessions include (but are not limited to):

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Person-Centered Therapy

  • Experiential Therapy 

  • Christian Counseling

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Expressive Arts

  • Family Systems 

  • Gottman Method

  • Emotion Focused