Christine Heath, LMFT, CSAC, Executive Director
Christine is a licensed marriage and family therapist in both Hawaii and Minnesota, and is the co-founder and executive director of the Hawaii Counseling and Education Center, Inc. Christine has been a trainer in work involving the Three Principles for over 30 years. In addition, she provides training and supervision for professionals, and is a consultant and trainer worldwide for social services and health care agencies, businesses and special education professionals.
Sherilynn Y. Emiliano, L.M.H.C., M.A., M.Ed, N.C.C.
Sherilynn is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She enjoys working with children, adults and families. Sherilynn has been working with HCEC for over 30 years and is a provider for most of Hawaii’s private insurance carriers. She is past president of the Hawaii Counselors Association. Sherilynn received the American Mental Health Counselor’s Association Award as Mental Health Counselor of the year.
Julie Ray Cohen, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.C.
Julie is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor at HCEC. She is experienced in working with couples, families and individuals, as well as severely mentally ill clients. Julie provides assessments and treatment for mental health, substance abuse, and anger management as well as parenting classes. Julie enjoys assisting clients in detaching from habits that no longer serve them and guiding to the health within them.
Edward is a licensed psychologist specializing in clinical and forensic psychology. He is the director of the Ke Ala Pono Program for anger management and domestic violence clients, and also provides individual, family and group counseling. He has worked extensively within the justice system in both Hawaii and California and provides a wide range of assessments, including substance abuse, anger management, parenting, and personality assessments. Dr. Bieda is a provider for most of Hawaii’s insurance carriers.
Stanley Luke, Ph.D.
Stanley is a licensed clinical psychologist who has clinical experience with adults, children, and families. He has worked in the past for managed care organizations, Helping Hands Hawaii, Kahi Mohala, and the VA’s PTSD Residential Program. Additionally he has experience with substance abuse, assessments, and psychological testing. Born and raised in Hawaii, he received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University and his B.A. from Amherst College. Stan enjoys tennis, church and community service, cooking, and family activities.
Brandy M. West-Bey, MAMFT
Brandy is a marriage and family therapist associate and substance abuse counselor that enjoys working with the military and their families. She has been working with HCEC since 2017. Brandy earned her B.S. at Eastern Kentucky University and her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy with a concentration in Military Family Therapy from Northcentral University
Debbi Waterman, Administrative Director of HCEC
Deb joined the staff in 1997. She handles client intakes, assignment, and business matters for the agency. She has over 25 years of administrative experience in the mental health field. She liaisons closely with the therapists to facilitate appointments and manages client insurance issues.
Misty Walton, MAFTA
Misty is a marriage and family therapist associate and artist. She has clinical experience with adults, children, and families. Misty enjoys helping each client work towards their individual goals as they activate their own inner sense of security. She often incorporates art into therapy as well. She has been with Hawaii Counseling and Education Center since 2018. Currently, Misty is pursuing a Psy.D. at CalSouthern University working towards licensure as a clinical psychologist. Aloha.
Tracy Tagaca, LMHC
Tracy was born and raised on the Island of Oahu where she was a licensed teacher for eleven years. Currently, she lives on the Big Island working as a school psychologist for the Department of Education for the past ten years. Tracy holds three Master’s degree in Education, Clinical Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Hawaii Licensed Mental Health Counselor.