About Dr. Cantorna

Dr. Virginia “Virgie” Cantorna graduated Summa cum Laude from Argosy University Hawaii with a Psy. D. in Clinical Psychology and M.A. in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Cantorna completed her internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology which is affiliated with the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Cantorna is also a registered nurse with a Master of Science degree in Nursing. Her other work experiences include Director of Nursing at Maui Memorial Medical Center and Kula Hospital, nursing instructor, and adjunct faculty for the Marriage and Family Therapy Masters program at Argosy University. She has facilitated  workshops and is frequently an invited guest speaker. Topics have included suicide prevention, DSM-5, post-partum depression, bullying, LGBTQ, and couple relationships.

Testimonials

Thanks for all you’ve done to help me. It’s been a year and I felt better this past year than I’ve ever felt in my whole life. The peace I’ve made with all the hurt in my past has helped me face my future with open arms. You are a large part of my success and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Female, Age 46

Thank you so much for enriching my life with your guidance and support. It’s because of  you that I have had the strength and courage to do the things I never thought I would do. I am forever grateful!

Female, Age 48

One of the most important things that I got out of these sessions was to have a ‘Teflon’ mind. Thinking like this has really pushed me through a lot of situations. Another thing I learned is that being in a relationship isn’t a one-sided thing. Being honest and having trust is what helped me be a better partner and father.

Male, Age 24

We are remorseful and apologized. We are kind to each other. Thank you, Dr. Cantorna for helping us through our crisis and saving our marriage.

Couple, late 40’s

Therapy has helped me to open up and be honest with myself about my problems. It helped me accept my mistakes and and know I can overcome them. I am able to move past it.

Male, Age 22

Through many of our meetings, I was able to open up to you and discuss the things that held me back from success. You were the push of encouragement I needed to go through what ever struggles there were in my way. Through your verbal and emotional support was I only able to make [graduation] happen. Very rarely do people like you show up in my life. My whole childhood, I was taught that you must always take care of your own problems yourself because once you ask for help it shows weakness. In other words, I should always get it right the first time. But you made me realize that it’s only through help that I can gain strength. And for that I am truly grateful to have someone like you to have impacted my life in such a way. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Female, Age 18

Virgie, thanks so much for doing the presentation [on bullying and cyber-bullying.] The staff enjoyed it and appreciated the information you gave. Thank you for developing your slides and giving narratives that make it easy for the staff to relate and apply what they learned to their work.

Colleague