Fran Acoba, Psy.D., M.Div.
Fran Acoba is a licensed psychologist in Idaho. She works at Pearl Health Clinic in trauma, conflict in family & other systems, eating disorders, and grief & loss. She was trained at the Hawaii School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Sioux Falls Veterans Affairs Health Care System.
Dr. Acoba served as a minister/chaplain for 14 years in inner-city Chicago, its suburbs, & Hawaii.
She has worked with refugees since 1998, and advocates for the human rights of all individuals. She co-founded the Khemaras Cambodian Center in Honolulu. And since 2000, the Hawaii Cambodian refugee community has led an annual humanitarian mission to rural Cambodia, and yearlong efforts to support the poor.
She was a college instructor for 16 years, where she emphasized student community ownership, self-empowerment, and global awareness through local & international service projects.
Dr. Acoba is committed to global mental health and post-traumatic growth through safe & resilient communities. It is her practice to partner with local professionals and para-professionals around the world, to support culturally-appropriate assessment, intervention, and holistic empowerment.