Mental Health Services

These services are to help individuals and children with emotional and behavioral impairments achieve optimal functioning in their schools, homes and community.

Aloha House’s goal is to help people live healthy, happy lives. We have therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and other professionals who can help people deal with issues related to family, work, relationships, depression, anxiety, and other concerns.

Services are available in the home, the community and in our offices. Some people only need short-term counseling, while others need to see someone for a longer period of time.

Meet Our Team

Mental Health Services

Bob Lanser, LCSW 

Bob has worked with Aloha House since 1997 as a senior clinician and as a co-director of clinical and management services. He helped establish the Mental Health & Social Services Division.

Heather Wittenberg, Psy.D.

Heather manages Behavioral Health Services of Maui, which provides management and consultation for Aloha House’s Mental Health Services. She manages and supervises clinicians in Aloha House’s counseling program, and provides supervision for post-master’s and post-doctoral interns and fellows as part of Aloha House’s initiative to train much needed, high-quality clinicians for the families of Maui County.

David Wittenberg, Psy.D.

David manages Behavioral Health Services of Maui, which provides management and consultation for Aloha House’s Mental Health Services. He supervises and trains counselors in the Co-Occurring Disorders program and manages and consults with Aloha House’s mental health programs. He has been a manager and supervisor with Aloha House since 1997.

Audra McDonnell, LMFT
Community Based Case Management Team Leader

Nicole Edwards, LMFT
Crisis Team Lead


Our experts can help children and adolescents dealing with a wide range of issues, whether it is related to bullying, anxiety and fears, acting-out, family problems, attention problems or other issues. Problems can hurt individuals’ academic performance, and we can help them get “back on track” at school. Working with a caring therapist can make a tremendous difference in a youth’s life.

Our staff can also help evaluate and treat developmental delays and autism-related disorders.

Call (808) 249-2121 for more information.

Our doctors, social workers and counselors provide evaluation and treatment. Psychiatrists with specialized training are also available to help those whose treatment involves medication. Call (808) 249-2121 for more information.

Services for individuals who meet the criteria for severe and persistent mental illnesses. To learn more, call (808) 249-2121.

Crisis Mobile Outreach: All Maui County residents can call the Hawaii State Department of Health’s CARES line and get free 24/7/365 help from Aloha House staff if they are experiencing a mental health crisis. The toll-free number is 1-800-753-6879. Please call 911 if you and/or someone else’s immediate life or health is in danger.

We also provide Crisis Support in the form of follow-up, short-term case management for those who need to be connected with mental health services. Licensed crisis residential services are available for adults needing mental health stabilization.