If your child excessively refuses to go to school for any reason, there may be a related, emotional or psychological issue that they may be facing. The Kahala Clinic approaches every case individually and through family based therapy and a unique plan for your child, we are dedicated to help them through their challenges.
"Have you seen a grown man cry? Wisdom, Structure, Hope. Dr. Keifer helped two parents drowning in despair regain control of our family. No fluff or ambiguity. By implementing simple but strategic practices, we witnessed our combative son discover a confidence and capacity we were afraid might never blossom. We wanted something tangible. A plan. Something powerful. A few months later, our lives, and more importantly, our child’s future, is now on firmer ground. If I could show you a before and after picture, you’d agree … the results were nothing short of a miracle."
"Dr. Keifer uniquely understands the pressures of raising a young family in this modern, technologically-driven age. Unlike other therapists, Dr. Keifer offers concrete solutions to specific behavioral problems. He provides detailed strategies, rather than abstract advice. His strategies have helped us solve specific family issues, one at a time, gradually and permanently. He does all this with expertise and empathy. With patience and sincerity, Dr. Keifer has cultivated a strong connection with our family. Most of all, Dr. Keifer has empowered us to become strong and confident parents who are in control of our family. We are with Dr. Keifer for the long haul. It is a comfort to know that Dr. Keifer will be there to help our family navigate through all stages of our sons’ lives — from elementary to adolescence to adulthood."
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.
"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."