Life at Punahou

The S+Well

The S+Well Counselors

The S+Well counselors have backgrounds in school counseling, social work and clinical psychology:

  • Kimee Cruz-Kalahiki
  • Stephanie Passamonte
  • Chaplain George Scott
  • Dr. Tracie Takeshita
  • Bennett Valencia

Contact

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  • General Inquiries

    Dr. Maureen MacLeod, department chair
    808.943.3623 
    mmacleod@punahou.edu
  • Student Services (counseling and learning support)

    Dr. Tracie Takeshita, psychologist, department chair
    808.945.1360
    ttakeshita@punahou.edu
     

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  • Punahou Academy School Counseling & Community Resources

The teachers and counselors of the S+Well Department, which stands for Support and Wellness, encourage everyone in the Punahou community to find a healthy balance in life.

The S+Well Department offers a range of students services including, counseling, learning support, responsive services, advisory, and study hall. They also offer both required and elective courses in psychology and social emotional and ethical learning.

The department’s location in Alexander Hall, a technology- and conversation-free zone, is a comfortable and calm setting for students to reset, refresh and recalibrate during their day.

School Counseling

Individual counseling services are available in the S+Well counseling center in Alexander Hall. 

Counselors are available during the school day from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Resources for Immediate Support

  • Emergency: Call 911
  • Crisis Hotline: text ALOHA to 741741
  • ACCESS Crisis Line (Oʻahu): 808.832.3100
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 808.273-TALK (8255)
  • Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ): 1.866.488.7386
  • Sex Abuse Treatment Center: 808.524.7273
  • Hawaiʻi Child Welfare Services: 808.832.5300

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  • Why See a Counselor?

    Possible reasons to see a counselor:
    • Identify coping strategies
    • Prioritize wellness
    • Stress and anxiety
    • Changes in mood and/or behavior (e.g., sleep, eating habits)
    • Friends/peer relationships; dating relationships
    • Family issues
    • Grief and loss
    • Multicultural and diversity inclusion concerns
    • Academic concerns
    • Self-harm or suicidal thoughts