Clinical Social Worker
Aloha mai Kakoū . My name is Dayna Schultz, and I am a Native Hawaiian survivor of trauma who is committed to helping other survivors turn their struggle into strength. Academically I have earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, along with a Master’s level License in Social work and am a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in the State of Hawaii.
Through my journey I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with diverse populations which encompass various forms of trauma, addiction, homelessness, incarceration, and indigenous peoples; however, as a survivor of Domestic Violence, I have a burning passion to work with this population and have committed my career to serving survivors while advocating for systemic changes to exponentially decrease this dysfunctional cycle.
I believe that everyone has a story to tell and possess the ability to change their narrative as they grow. I welcome individuals to share their stories with me in a safe space and at their own pace. I provide a sense of warmth, compassion and Aloha that fosters a “Kakoū” (together) effort to remind each individual that I will be walking with them on this healing journey. I offer an eclectic approach to therapy which includes a combination of Indigenous Culture, and Holistic practice, along with Western models such as psychodynamic, CBT, Person Centered, solution focused approaches while always maintaining a Trauma Informed Care lens.