Dr. James Spira, PHD

Dr. James Spira, PHD

Clinical Psychology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. James Spira, PHD is a clinical psychologist in Kailua, HI and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of California At Berkeley in 1991 and specializes in clinical psychology, psychology, and more.Read his story

970 N Kalaheo Ave Ste A314

Kailua, HI 96734

Contact Information

(808) 225-2193

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
  • Triwest
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Spira's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Spira " Dr. Spira has graduate degrees in psychology, public health, and education. He has served on the faculties of Duke University, the University of California San Diego, and the University of Hawaii. He served as the Director of Health Psychology and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry at Naval Medical Center San Diego, was Senior Research Scientist at RTI International, and Director, US Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD. He is currently in private practice in Kailua and Honolulu. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Spira "My approach to therapy is to treat each individual within the context of their particular life and belief system. I approach therapy as education, teaching each client to recognize the patterns that are contributing to their problem, and then training them in skills that they can use to overcome that particular problem and improve their overall quality of life. I have over 20 years clinical experience working with a wide range of persons and problems. I offer a free initial phone consultation."

3  Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Public Health & General Preventive Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Spira does not have any board certifications listed.

19  Conditions Treated

7  Procedures

  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Hypnosis (Medical Hypnotherapy)
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Wisconsin / Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Stanford Univ
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Stanford University Sch Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Scripps Clin-Rsch
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Spira has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Spira has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Spira's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spira to family and friends
8 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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Dr. Spira's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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