Glenn Pressel, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Hilo
I work with people who are committed to recover from depression, anxiety, addictions (chemical and behavioral), PTSD, relationship issues, sexuality and death and dying issues. I have been in practice since the early 1980's and I believe that healing comes within the relationship with myself and my client working in a collaborative fashion. I work to understand what my clients are struggling with and what outcome they want. As a therapist I believe my own personal and professional growth is very important as it keeps me in a place of curiosity that is my main stance with my clients.
I have had a focus of working with gay and lesbian clients. I also work extensively with couples to resolve relationship issues. In addition to these areas I have worked extensively with addictions including behavioral addictions such as sex/porn and love addictions.
I have had a specialty using EMDR for several years. EMDR was originally developed for trauma victims but has been effective to resolve a much wider range of issues. It is effective and allows for resloluton to issues in a much shorter period of time.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Glenn Pressel now - (808) 933-9113 x3


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Antioch University
  • Year Graduated: 1982
  • License No. and State: MFT174 Hawaii


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $90
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Aloha Care
  • Beech Street
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health
  • Great-West Life
  • HMSA
  • Health Net
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • PacifiCare
  • ValueOptions
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  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Pacific Islander


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • EMDR
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2017
Glenn Pressel, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Hilo

Glenn Pressel

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT