East Hawai'i Family Guidance Center (Hilo)


Dr. Mei-Lin Lawson is a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Lead at the East Hawai’i Family Guidance Center in Hilo, where she completed her predoctoral internship through HI-PIC and postdoctoral fellowship. She earned her Psy.D. from the Hawai’i School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University in 2019. Dr. Lawson has experience in providing psychotherapy and psychological assessments for culturally diverse children and their families in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, group private practice, and military hospital. She is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Parent-Child CARE (PC-CARE), and Child Maltreatment. Dr. Lawson is passionate about serving the children and families of Hawai’i, trauma-informed care, and multidisciplinary collaboration.

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