Developing the skills to manage one's emotion is a fundamental part of a child's early development. If your child is having challenges regulating their emotions, they may have the following:
- Only interested in what he/she wants to do
- Severe tantrums
- Shuts down, cries
- Extreme anger over small things with frequent, persistent protests
- Excessively sad, worried, or whiny
If your experience is similar to what is described above, The Kahala Clinic invites you to contact us, tell us about your individual experiences and see how our professional team of doctors can help your child's development and your family's daily life.
"Dr. Keifer is a practical, no non-sense doctor. He doesn't push medication as a first resort. He is solution-focused. He is currently working with our six-year old son which involves working heavily with us as his parents. He is genuine and caring. We have met and worked with a few psychiatrists and also behavioral specialists and psychologists, but none has helped us more than Dr. Keifer. He is not your typical psychiatrist, we think he's much better."
"Dr. Keifer heard my story and made sure I clearly understood just how he could help me. I was confused about just how a psychiatrist would help my complex situation as my prior experiences were that they often had little time and focused mostly on making a quick diagnosis and prescribing medication, while another professional had done the psychotherapy. I always felt alone and isolated from my family members, all having there own opinions. Dr. Keifer's evaluation and treatment took all of my needs into account. He made the right diagnosis, prescribed medication, and most importantly also provided the therapy. He included other family members as part of the evaluation and treatment as indicated, in a way that was very specific to my needs and those of my family. With such an approach there was rapid improvement."
"Dr. Keifer is the most awesome psychiatrist I have ever met. He treated me while I was living temporarily in Honolulu. He is a rare example of a professional care giver who actually listens to you, and doesn't pretend he is a god. His staff is super efficient, and - this is another anomaly in the healthcare arena - they do what they say they will do. I never had any problems getting in to see him; he even stayed late on a couple of occasions to accommodate my schedule. I highly recommend him if you seek a compassionate, highly-trained professional who will go out of his way to help you reach your goals."
We had never considered seeking help from a psychiatrist before, but we faced a challenge with our child that lead us to The Kahala Clinic for Children and Family. Dr. Bell was highly recommended and now we can add to that. She is upbeat, intuitive, approachable and truly wants to provide excellent care - you will see progress with her help. She is nothing short of extraordinary! We have seen tremendous growth in our child. Now she is happy, maintains good relationships and is finding much success in school (this was not the case before). A very special component offered at The Kahala Clinic (for Children and Family) is that parents can receive assistance from Dr. Bell and Dr. Keifer jointly. Together they provide a wonderful balance. We have gained much insight as parents as well as a couple. Our aha moments come often when we are in their presence! They have a great understanding of the intricacies of family dynamics and provide concrete suggestions. We are very grateful to Dr. Bell and Dr. Keifer. There is no doubt, as a family we are better because of them.