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Who We Are


Joseph DeLorenzo

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Aloha, I am excited to meet you and begin this journey with you. While I can help guide different mental health issues my specialty is Trauma and Grief in ages 15 to end of life. The trauma and grief issues I work with the most are religious trauma/grief, spiritual trauma/grief, and Pre/Perinatal trauma/grief. I also work very closely with Post-Partum Depression (PPD) and Existential Dread. Some of the places I have worked in or closely with psychiatric hospitals, OBGYN offices, jail, juvenile correction programs, veteran clinics, in-home therapy, schools, and trauma private practices.

I can tell you that this is not a time to be alone. With trauma and grief, you may feel alone, anxious, depressed, angry, etc. You will find the techniques I have been using for numerous years will allow you to feel whole again. Walking this path with you is one of my greatest passions. I look forward to watching you be complete


Specialties: Trauma & Grief

Certification : Psychedelic Assisted Therapist (PAT)

Certification: Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist - Individual 

Training: Somatic Experiencing 

Training: EMDR

Tatiana Macias

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Aloha, Thank you for choosing Sunrise Therapy as I am excited to start this journey with you. In my experience I have walked with many different people that has given me the skills to guide children, teens, couples, families, and individuals through many life's challenges. I can offer a safe, warm, and positive environment for maximum healing and growth. This will allow you to move forward for any situation life may give you. I am allowed to promote these items as I have Level 1 Gottman Training (couples therapy), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and trained in infant/child parenting. 

Do not walk this journey alone. Whatever issue you are going through should be guided by a professional. I am prepared to help you through this journey in the most empathic way possible. I big Mahalo for getting this far in finding a therapist. I look forward on meeting you soon 

Specialties: Trauma, Marital/Couples Relationships, Families

Certifications: Gottman Level 1, Clinical Trauma Specialist


Aubrey Jenks

Licensed Mental Health Counselor(LMHC)

Aloha, my name is Aubrey and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) here on O'ahu. I am so glad that you are taking this first step toward creating lokahi (balance) in your life.

Developing lokahi is very important during challenging times. The road to lokahi involves different things for different people but it requires being willing to adapt and change so that you can grow.

I am here to help you gain the necessary skills and confidence to deal with barriers and develop lokahi between your mental, physical, spiritual, relationship, and career health.

I have a background in helping people with many different challenges including loss, trauma, anxiety, emotional distress, depression, and dealing with everyday stress. These life experiences can affect all aspects of life but I believe that every person can find their own peace and lokahi and I look forward to helping you get there.

Specialty: Trauma 

Training: EMDR

Lavon Petersen

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

I consider myself semi-retired, having retired several years ago from the United States Marine Corps. Since then, I have worked in various capacities within healthcare for several years. I also have experience in other clinical settings including outpatient specialty programs, large non-profits, and group practice. I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work, Master’s Degree in Public Health, Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Hawaii Pacific University.  I have a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups during my professional career. Some of the areas I have worked with individuals on include: 

Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Grief, Chronic Pain, Chronic Illness, Anger and Stress Management, Trauma, Abuse (Physical and Emotional), Family and Relationship Issues, Self-image, Self-esteem issues, and more.


I am particularly concerned with the impact of loss and trauma and improving interventions to support trauma recovery for better emotional physical and relationship health. Thank you for choosing Sunrise Therapy. I look forward to walking this journey with you. 

Specialty: Trauma and Grief

Trained: EMDR 


Dorthea Caldwell

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Aloha.  Trust, Acceptance, Honesty, and Connection are the foundational tools I use in approaching grief and loss in life. As one who has experienced the many up and downs that come with life transitions, I come not only with the skills and theories of a Mental Health Professional. I also hold dear what it means to be the person to guide vulnerability as you bravely sharing your story.  My post-graduate training in Mental Health Counseling is from Long Island University. It has provided me with a wide professional scope that led me to my specialties which are addressing grief, loss, and transitional life stages.  My approach is humanistic at its core, with incorporation of an eclectic array of theoretical techniques. Creating a safe and open environment, where you can see and explore yourself beyond the pain is my passion and focus. Whenever the time comes, I look forward to connecting with you and walking the road of a healing journey. In the meantime, Aloha Nui Loa. 

Specialties: Grief, Loss, Transitional Life Stages

Certifications: Grief Treatment

Core Skill: Emotional focused therapy

Jaidyn McLain

License Social Worker (LSW)

Aloha, my name is Jaidyn McLain and I am a Licensed Social Worker in Hawaii. I am grateful to have known my purpose and passion of being a therapist since late childhood. It is an honor to be able to use my strengths, educational background, and real life experience in a career I so deeply value. 

I noticed the lack of resources and increased demand of social services which is what led to my calling to move to the island this past year. In February of 2021, 37.6% of adults in Hawaii reported symptoms of anxiety or depression. I am passionate about helping others to live a more fulfilling and purposeful life. Mental health involves not only emotional and psychological well being but also social and spiritual health.

I received my bachelors in Psychology and Sociology at Flagler College in St. Augustine Florida and received a Masters degree  in Clinical Social Work at Florida Atlantic University. 

Some of the areas I have worked with individuals on include:  substance use, anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, emotional distress, relationship issues, daily stress, self esteem issues, and trauma. 

With such a deep respect and awe for these islands, the people, and the beauty that makes up such a wonderful community, it is with such a grateful heart to contribute to the mental health field and offer professional services. 

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Jenna Mercado

License Social Worker (LSW)


Aloha. I feel honored to connect and hold space for your healing. 


As a holistic therapist, I specialize in listening to the whole person (mind, body, spirit) and helping others listen to themselves. I highly value building safe therapeutic relationships through non-judgmental regard, humor, nurturing support, and personal empowerment. I provide strengths-based and trauma-informed guidance, grounded in cultural humility and respect for diversity of human experiences. Each session is tailored to fit individual needs and is co-created with you, guided by the principle that your deepest, most powerful medicine comes from within. 


I am a Licensed Social Worker with a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. I have clinical experience working with folks who have serious mental illness diagnoses. My specialization areas are PTSD and psychosis. I also am trained in spiritual healing arts and seek to bridge Western therapy and spirituality for those who are open to multidimensional care.

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