About us

Mission Statement

 We strive to provide a wide array of high-quality mental health services in a supportive and nurturing environment. Our team of highly qualified and experienced professionals is committed to teaching and promoting independence by addressing socially significant behaviors and interpersonal skills using empirically based methods and interventions.

Hawaii Center for Children and Families, LLC., (HCCF) is a group psychology practice established in 2009. HCCF was established by two women passionate about enhancing the quality of life for youth and families of Hawaii.

We believe that strong parent-child relationships and engaging children in real-world activities are essential for children to flourish. We strive to create a confidential, warm, therapeutic environment based on trust and mutual respect, emphasizing open communication and acceptance of individual differences.

We utilize evidence-based services and interventions paired to meet each client’s individual needs. Our organization aims to address our local community’s growing mental health concerns; as a result, we offer traditional psychological and prevention services via education and training.

"Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren't always comfortable, but they're never weakness."
Brene Brown


Dr. Jana Ortiz, Licensed Psychologist with 20 plus years of experience and the owner of HCCF.  She attended the University of Kansas.  Her desire to support Hawaii and its community in providing much needed services to children, couples, families, veterans, and groups has driven her to surround herself and her clinic with those of the same goals.  She strives to serve the community by providing services for therapy, assessments, applied behavioral analysis, speech therapy, and med management within her clinics.  Her vision of taking care of the whole family unit through providing services in the home,  schools, community, and clinic.   She is passionate about her family, sports, and the Jayhawks!