Nate Beralas,


- 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, high-risk 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. Since 2016, I have been serving as a Behavioral Health Specialist at Kamehameha Schools, where I  work 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 practice.

In addition to my work at Kamehameha Schools and private practice. I am an adjunct faculty at Chaminade University Master of Science in Counseling Psychology program.


I was raised in Wailua, Kauaʻi and now reside in central ʻOahu with my wife and two children.


In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, surfing, spearfishing, and jiu-jitsu.


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


  • 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


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