About Us

Alaka’i Na Keiki was co-founded in 1996 by Dr. Linda Hufano and Dr. Richard Kravetz.  Together Drs. Hufano and Kravetz, Hawaii-licensed psychologists, bring an extensive  experience of service provision and administrative oversight to the delivery of mental health services for children, youth, adults and their families.

Alaka’i Na Keiki – Guiding your Child to Success

The Mission of Alaka’i Na Keiki is to provide state-of-the-art psychological and educational services for children, adolescents, and adults. Through evidence-based, outcomes-oriented assessment and interventions, our goals are to improve the person’s overall functioning and sense of well-being.


We see ourselves as:

  • an organization recognized for its clinical expertise, program excellence and accountability;
  • a major provider of behavioral health and instructional services in Hawaii;
  • an organization recognized for its responsiveness to a diverse clientele, including especially the underserved or “difficult to treat”;
  • a major resource for the training and ongoing professional development of professional and paraprofessional service providers in the State of Hawaii.


We believe:

  • in continually striving to deliver the very best clinical care possible;
  • in being cognizant of the needs of all stakeholders;
  • in planning that focuses on the strengths of the individual served, his/her family and community
  • in treating others as we like to be treated, with respect and dignity;
  • in providing outcomes-oriented services that are in accord with evidence-based practice findings;
  • in continuous improvement in both organizational management and service delivery;
  • in conducting program evaluation, and education with the utmost integrity;
  • in providing services and programs that are accountable and cost-effective.