M. Shawn Palau, LCSW, Clinical Director

Clinical Director and Therapist

Shawn has been working in the mental health field since 1991. He has experience in private mental health, child and adolescent acute care, and the public mental health systems. His experience also includes community based residential group homes, independent living programs, halfway houses, chemical dependency groups, and critical incident stress debriefing. Shawn received his Master’s Degree at the University of Hawaii where he worked with the Native Hawaiian population. He has wide experience with minority patients and families. Shawn has extensive experience in sex-specific therapy and chemical dependency. He is also trained in ASAM and SASSI criteria for determining levels of care for substance abuse.

Contact Shawn at spalau@alohabehavioral.com