Samantha Tavares

Dr. Samantha Tavares is a Hawaii-licensed clinical psychologist with over 15 years of experience providing psychological assessment and treatment services for children, teens, adults and families. As a Clinical Supervisor for Alaka’i Na Keiki, Dr. Tavares trains, supervisors and monitors services provided by Alaka’i Na Keiki’s outpatient clinlicians and intensive in-home therapists.  She continues to maintain a private practice in the Windward O’ahu area, where she has been seeing clients for over 12 years, and has recently begun seeing Alaka’i Na Keiki clients in the agency’s Honolulu office.  Dr. Tavares’s experience includes having worked as a staff psychologist with the state of Hawaii’s Diamond Head Family Guidance Center (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division, Department of Health) and having worked as a contracted psychologist for the state on O’ahu and Kauai.  This year through ANK, she is a supervisor participant in the Hawaii 2011/2012 TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) Learning Collaborative.