Children and adolescents face the difficult challenge of expressing and modulating emotions in an adult-focused world. I strive to provide a safe, supportive and comfortable environment for clients to feel confident in sharing feelings and concerns through talk or play. My approach combines client strengths, relationship themes and behavior modification to help clients understand the emotions that motivate behavior. Working together, we can identify problem behaviors, how they have worked in the past, why they are not working now, and how we can make positive changes for the future.
I work with children, adolescents, young adults and families with a wide range of mental health concerns. My specialties include behavior, mood, and anxiety disorders, as well as childhood and pervasive developmental disorders. I have clinical experience in many levels of care (acute inpatient, residential treatment, partial hospitalization, day treatment, school-based, and outpatient).
Conveniently located in Kahala Mall, my practice offers ample free parking in an easily accessible area of Honolulu. My hours are M, T, W from 7:00am - 9:00pm. *Please note that I do not take breaks between therapy sessions and cannot return emails and telephone calls regarding new client inquiries during work hours.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Lauren Emoto-Barnhill now - (855) 327-2144


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: American School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2002
  • License No. and State: PSY-1023 Hawaii


  • Avg Cost (per session): $20 - $200
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: National Register
  • Member Since: 2009


  • Child or Adolescent
  • ADHD
  • Parenting


  • Academic Underachievement
  • Adjustment Difficulties
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Family
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2015
Lauren Emoto-Barnhill, PsyD, Psychologist in Honolulu

Lauren Emoto-Barnhill

Psychologist, PsyD