Dr. Cori Takesue, Psy.D., CTTS is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. She joined Lāna‘i Community Health Center in February 2014 and in August 2020, became the health center’s Director of Behavioral Health. Dr. Takesue received her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling: Marriage and Family Therapy emphasis at Argosy University-Honolulu and her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University –San Francisco Campus. She was born and raised on the island of Oahu.
Dr. Takesue’s clinical training was primarily spent in the San Francisco Bay area providing individual psychotherapy and psycho educational groups while working in a variety of treatment settings: partial to inpatient hospitalization, outpatient, schools, community mental health, and in forensic and correctional settings. Her interests include: health psychology and helping individuals with chronic health conditions focus on making lifestyle changes, serious mental illness, tobacco cessation, and working with at-risk adolescent youth. In her leisure time, Dr. Takesue enjoys being in the outdoors, whether it is hiking, biking, climbing, or some beach activity.