Honolulu, Oahu
Honolulu Professionals Program
Dr. Gerald McKenna founded the McKenna Recovery Center in 1989. Shortly thereafter, he opened another facility in Hilo in 1999. After a few years in 2004, Dr. Mckenna opened a third location in Honolulu.

The McKenna Recovery Center in Honolulu has two programs, or tracks, in place to best assist each patient. When an individual comes to McKenna Recovery Center, we perform evaluations to ensure they are placed in the program that best suits their needs and helps foster recovery. 

The first track is the Honolulu Professionals Program and serves certified professionals working in fields such as healthcare (doctors, nurses, etc.), law, aviation, and similar professions. 

The second track is the Managers Recovery Program and serves business professionals, education professionals, individuals with advanced degrees, and college students.

Both programs have three group sessions a week, and a patient may request individual counseling as well. These programs also include provision for working with a monitoring agency if involved, or if desired; we will communicate with your EAP, SAP and/or employer.  We include your family to help educate them on this disease and help them heal the hurt, and teach all skills for your recovery and their own.​
Honolulu Treatment Team

Medical Director
Gerald J. McKenna, M.D., FASAM, DLFAPA
Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine

John Keenan, Psy. D., Ph. D.

Intake/Case Managers
Robin Spencer, MA LMFT, CSAC 
Rashawnda Walker, MS

Karri Watanabe

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