Eric G Orr PhD

Licensed Psychologist

Eric holds a M.S. and PhD in Counseling Psychology from BYU and is a licensed psychologist. He is a founding partner of 

Koolau Counseling LLC.

Eric has experience treating a wide range of mental and emotional challenges including: depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders and trauma recovery, grieving, ADHD, pornography, sexual addictions and same-gender attraction. He is trained in individual, couples, family and group therapy. He has worked as a therapist for the past 25 years in several settings, including: private practice at Koolau Counseling at BYUH Counseling Center, LDS Family Services, BYU Counseling Center in Provo, UT, and as a School Counselor at Logan High School.

He loves living in Laie.   As a father, husband, and grandfather, Eric knows firsthand the value and importance of family relationships.

Paul S Buckingham PhD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Paul received his MSW & PhD degree from the University of Utah. He provides psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups - utilizing cognitive behavioral,  and humanistic therapy modes.  

Paul had an extensive background as a psychiatric social worker and case manager for social service agencies and learned to be a strong advocate for his clients. Paul has worked for BYUH Counseling Services, LDS Family Services, and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. 

 As an adoptive parent of a newborn girl, he also has special interests in adoption and infertility counseling, attachment issues, and family therapy. 

As a fluent Spanish speaker, and husband of a wonderful Latina lady, he knows the struggles inherent in building a multi-cultural family on a strong foundation. 

Rejieli Racule Smith MSW

Licensed Social Worker

Rejieli received her MSW from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a bachelors degree in Political Science and Psychology from Brigham Young University-Hawaii. She​ provides psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families and groups- utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy frame works.

Rejieli has extensive experience working as a psychiatric social worker for the Hawaii State Department of Health. Much of that experience focused on adults that have Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses (SPMI): Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorders, Depressive disorders, Anxiety and Personality disorders. She also has worked extensively with adolescents who struggle with substance abuse.

Rejieli is a mother to 4 young boys. She Speaks Tongan and Fijian fluently, and is passionate about breaking the stigmas attached to mental health services in pacific island cultures and especially her community. 

Raquel Chang LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Raquel holds an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University.  She graduated with her bachelor's degree from BYUH in Psychology, She has worked for 20 years within the North Shore community, and is a certified substance abuse counselor.  She has worked for: Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii, Big Island Substance Abuse Council, Girl Scouts of America, and the Department of Education.
Raquel provides therapy for individuals, groups, couples, and families. Raquel provides a safe, supportive, compassionate, and non-judgmental space for clients to share what is on their heart. Raquel employs strengths based, experiential therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and systems based approaches as she helps people address ADHD, depression, anxiety, stress substance abuse, and trauma. She looks at elements that are impacting the family system and works with families towards a place of wholeness and well-being.  

Raquel is born and raised in Hawaii and has lived in Laie for almost 30 years. As a wife, mother, and grandmother, her family is the most important thing to her. 

Ko'olau Counseling LLC
Founded in 2008 Ko'olau Counseling is a comprehensive Counseling Services organization.  We provide professional and personalized counseling services. We seek growth and progression with each client by applying psychological principles that are grounded in spiritual values. We want to provide services to help you feel safe to explore therapeutic help, without sacrificing your spiritual beliefs and ideals, whatever they may be. 

We work hard to create an environment that is safe and supportive - where a strong healthy relationship between the therapist and the client can promote healing, peace and positive change.

  Ko'olau Counseling Staff strongly believes in the highest professional standards. Each therapist has received training from reputable and well-known universities and has many years of specialized experience. Our therapists are compassionate, ethical, and chosen in part because of their theistic, person-centered approach.  

Our Mission

Ko'olau Counseling exists so that people from the North Shore/Ko'olau region that are seeking mental health services can be served by professionals who are committed to excellence. We believe that such great counseling can powerfully support individuals, families, and the larger community to reach their fullest potential. Together with those we serve, we chart a pathway for better lives.

We expect to be very responsive to your unique needs.  We will combine our abilities with yours to help you become the person you want to be.