David Nabea


About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist (LCSW) and a graduate of the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at Manoa and have lived on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii for many years. My exposure to multiple cultures for over 20 years places me at an advantage of understanding the cultural and environmental influences that contribute to the human plight. My most valued asset is my willingness and capacity to build a therapeutic relationship with my clients. This has played a critical role in the success of my clients over the years. I value the family unit immensely and as such love working with couples.

My treatment modalities are combined and tailored depending on the presenting issue. These include but are not limited to: - Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). Some of the areas that interest me include but are not limited to: - Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder (and other mood disorders), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD), ADHD, PTSD, and Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). And by the way, just in case you were wondering ... During my free time, I enjoy a good game of tennis or billiards; and not so much the beach even though I live in Hawaii.

My mantra and hope is that you could allow me to come alongside you through this apparent and seemingly dark season of life so that; together, we can purpose to pursue and arrive at a place of tranquility. You are welcome!!!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #LCSW-4425 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Written by S.T. on Nov 16, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

David is awesome!

Written by K.A. on Nov 13, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

David has been amazing identifying our issues. He also communicates to each of us differently and in a way we understand, feel supported and valued. He also gives us tools and assignments that have been very helpful! I am very happy to have found him for my husband and I.