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My Story

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I’m Angela Palaian, an Armenian-American Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Limited Licensed Psychologist based in Maui County, Hawaii - here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. I grew up in the Midwest where I was clinically trained to offer psychological services to individuals and families in crisis. I now offer both in-person and telehealth services to adolescents, adults, and couples in Hawaii and Michigan. I truly care about my patients’ well-being and positive progress toward their identified goals. I absolutely love holding space and witnessing each person on their authentic journey toward self-inquiry, growth and expansion. I am inspired by my patients' courage to push past their fears, practice vulnerability, and face themselves every day. I offer professional services in a safe, warm, light-hearted, and nonjudgmental atmosphere catered to your particular needs.

Since 2013, I have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences. Patient well-being is my number one priority. I meet you where you are at and honor your unique needs, pace, and process. Together we can collaborate to guide you and your loved ones through all of life's obstacles. Get in touch with me today for more information.



Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist | Limited Licensed Psychologist

Credentialed in both Hawaii & Michigan


2016 - present

Angela Palaian LLC - Inspiring and assisting adolescents, adult individuals and couples located in Hawaii (LMFT) and Michigan (LMFT & LLP). My goal is to provide a warm, safe space to help amplify your own self-awareness so that you can plan and engage the necessary steps toward positive change. Offering both telehealth and in-person services. Accepts private pay (preferred) as well as most insurances.


2014 - 2017

Integrated Dual-Disorders Treatment Therapist - Facilitate individual psychotherapy and group sessions to adult population suffering from co-occurring severe addiction and mental illness. Adhere to IDDT model and all organizational policies and procedures. Maintain consistent communication with supervisor via timely progress reports, treatment plans, assessments, trainings, and case conference.


2013 - 2016

Residential Technician - Provide direct care services to families and youths living with severe mental illness and development disabilities. Monitor at-risk youths participating in respite care and transitional housing programs with main goal of reunification with family.

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  • AAMFT Clinical Member

  • American Psychological Association

  • Armenian American Mental Health Association Member

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Member

  • Minority Fellowship Program Participant

  • Services for Transition Age Youth Fellow

  • Psychology Summer Institute APA Participant

  • Fulbright Research Applicant

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