Dr. Jim Spira

Dr. Jim Spira

Licensed Psychologist (LP)

Honolulu, Hawaii

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Personal Statement

At Pacific Behavioral Health, clients learn to recognize patterns that contribute to their problems, learn skills to overcome those problem,s, and integrate what they've learned into their daily lives in order to live more optimally.

We specialize in adult, child/adolescent, and geriatric therapy, working with individuals, couples, and families.

Our experienced staff is also on the faculty of the University of Hawaii School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and is comfortable working with client's medical team to provide integrated care.

We don't just impose a diagnostic category or single treatment on clients. Instead, we take each person as a unique individual, understanding their problem in the context of their history, their values, and their lifestyle. Treatment is determined by what you need, and modified to fit your particular situation and skill level.

Client Focus (Age)

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Orientation

  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Existential
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Focusing
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Neuro-Linguistic
  • Neurofeedback
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Relationship Development Interventions
  • Somatic
  • Stress Inoculation Therapy
  • Systems Theory/Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Any Insurance
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Hawaii Medical Service Association
  • Medicare
  • Optum
  • Out Of Network Provider
  • Premera
  • Triwest
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Healthcare

Years in Practice

20+ years

Services Fee

  • Initial Consultation $0-$220
  • Subsequent Consultation $0-$200


License Name License State Year
Licensed Psychologist (LP) HI 1332 Hawaii 2010
Licensed Psychologist (LP) 14077 California 1994


Name Year
Certified Hypnotherapist (CHT) 1985
Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) 1990


Title Publication Year
Over 100 articles, chapters, books in Psychology and Medicine Search the internet under Spira, James L


School Degree Major Year
Stanford University School of Medicine PhD Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 1993
University of California, Berkeley PhD Counseling Psychology 1991
University of California, Berkeley MPH Behavioral Epidemiology 1987
University of California, San Diego MA Psychology 1978


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