Dr. Erin Gustin, MA, PsyD, LP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Owner and Clinical Director of Pau Hana Counseling, LLC
Dr. Erin Gustin, MA, PsyD, LP is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who received her Master's degree and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University in Louisville, KY. She is the owner and Clinical Director of Pau Hana Counseling, LLC. Dr. Gustin moved to Hawai'i Island in 2014 and quickly became aware of the crucial need for mental health services and clinicians on the island, and thus founded Pau Hana Counseling, LLC. She became passionate about improving the accessibility of mental health services for the residents of Hawai'i and began expanding services available through Pau Hana Counseling, LLC. She recently began working on her Certificate in Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaii-Hilo.
Dr. Gustin specialized in Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy with an emphasis on chemical dependency and addiction in her graduate training and early clinical years. She has worked in group home settings with adults with severe mental illness, community based and in-home settings with children and adolescents, a crisis stabilization center for children, state facilities with court ordered clients, and a college counseling center for young adults and adults with college transitional issues. After receiving her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Gustin began working at the Hazelden Foundation with teenagers, young adults, and adults with addiction, chemical abuse and dependency, and co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis. While at Hazelden, she worked with clients with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, ADHD, PTSD, eating disorders, process and behavioral addictions, gambling addictions, sexual addictions, chronic pain, trauma, abuse and neglect issues, grief and loss issues, and self-harm issues. After opening Pau Hana Counseling, LLC on Hawai'i Island, Dr. Gustin became interested in treating trauma and became trained in EMDR therapy. She has a passion for working with couples and is trained in several methods of couples counseling. She is currently active in the Big Island Sand Play community and has specialized training in art therapy, sand tray therapy, and play therapy. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, photography, traveling, and spending time with her cats.