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"Since each client is unique, my therapy approach is design just for you and your specific needs. Research has shown that there is a correlation between Mental Health and Physical Health, so an approach addressing both could lead to the ultimate therapeutic results. In dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, and emotional relationship issues, a holistic approach will best serve you. This is exactly what i do. "
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"My ideal client is someone who is questioning and wondering what they are supposed to do at this time in their life. Do you feel like something is missing, that your life is not the way you want it to be? I can help you find your way into a whole new world. Every issue is fundamentally spiritual and will persist until you discover what is going on. Let's free you up from the restrictions in your thinking and behavior that erode your happiness."
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"My ideal client is someone who is questioning and wondering what they are supposed to do at this time in their life. Do you feel like something is missing, that your life is not the way you want it to be? I can help you find your way into a whole new world. Every issue is fundamentally spiritual and will persist until you discover what is going on. Let's free you up from the restrictions in your thinking and behavior that erode your happiness."
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"We all have a story. Some of our stories leave footprints that triggers us to not be our best selves leaving us in a sunken place for various reasons. Let us admit it, life happens. In order to be a better you, I believe that healing and happiness begins within ourselves. All that means is telling your own story when you are ready is the most effective way to heal. I provide a warm and nurturing environment that will allow you to work on your innermost deep concerns and surface concerns. My approach is down to earth, non-judgmental, supportive, and honest. "
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"We all have a story. Some of our stories leave footprints that triggers us to not be our best selves leaving us in a sunken place for various reasons. Let us admit it, life happens. In order to be a better you, I believe that healing and happiness begins within ourselves. All that means is telling your own story when you are ready is the most effective way to heal. I provide a warm and nurturing environment that will allow you to work on your innermost deep concerns and surface concerns. My approach is down to earth, non-judgmental, supportive, and honest. "
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"I have been counseling for 31+ years. I am a published author of the book Maturation Through Marriage and The Enticement of Divorce and am available for seminars in churches and group organizations. I have 34 years teaching experience with at risk high school students. Extensive internship training with alcohol and substance dependent patients equips me to work with clientele with these issues. I am an ordained minister with 3 years of full time Christian service which equips me for pastoral counseling. Having personally experienced the pain of divorce, I can empathize with spouses who are experiencing marital discord."
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"I have been counseling for 31+ years. I am a published author of the book Maturation Through Marriage and The Enticement of Divorce and am available for seminars in churches and group organizations. I have 34 years teaching experience with at risk high school students. Extensive internship training with alcohol and substance dependent patients equips me to work with clientele with these issues. I am an ordained minister with 3 years of full time Christian service which equips me for pastoral counseling. Having personally experienced the pain of divorce, I can empathize with spouses who are experiencing marital discord."
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"I have a passion for educating and empowering young people who are in search of identity and couples in search of a greater connection with their partners. There is nothing more rewarding than watching people challenge themselves and grow into the people they were always meant to be."
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"I have a passion for educating and empowering young people who are in search of identity and couples in search of a greater connection with their partners. There is nothing more rewarding than watching people challenge themselves and grow into the people they were always meant to be."
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"Counseling is for normal people who get stuck; we all get stuck. Most of lifes ups and downs produce loss or grief and adjustment. I am experienced in life losses; not only as a therapist of 17+ years but also as a 63 year old human being. I would be honored to help you move forward. Areas I have the most experience include; loss from all life changes, low mood or depression, anxiety, codependence and boundaries, menopause, women and men at midlife, young adult changes, self esteem, stress reduction, spiritual direction, and relationships."
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"Counseling is for normal people who get stuck; we all get stuck. Most of lifes ups and downs produce loss or grief and adjustment. I am experienced in life losses; not only as a therapist of 17+ years but also as a 63 year old human being. I would be honored to help you move forward. Areas I have the most experience include; loss from all life changes, low mood or depression, anxiety, codependence and boundaries, menopause, women and men at midlife, young adult changes, self esteem, stress reduction, spiritual direction, and relationships."
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"I enjoy helping individuals and couples from 16 y/o through late adulthood. If you need help improving your relationships, I can give you the tools you need! My clients tell me I am genuine and easy to talk to, and they feel they leave each session with realistic tools to improve their day to day lives. I like to work with a variety of individuals, couples, and families, on trauma, anxiety, depression and other issues, and I specialize in working with individuals with all types of sexual behavior problems, as well as working with people with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also offer teletherapy."
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"I enjoy helping individuals and couples from 16 y/o through late adulthood. If you need help improving your relationships, I can give you the tools you need! My clients tell me I am genuine and easy to talk to, and they feel they leave each session with realistic tools to improve their day to day lives. I like to work with a variety of individuals, couples, and families, on trauma, anxiety, depression and other issues, and I specialize in working with individuals with all types of sexual behavior problems, as well as working with people with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also offer teletherapy."
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"I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families in an interactive, compassionate atmosphere. Healing calls for a guide, and when searching for solutions and resolutions, it is important to seek a therapist with whom you can relate. This relationship can enable you to focus energies while juggling with stressful situations. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to create a highly individualized approach tailored to each client's specific needs. With compassion and understanding, I work with clients to build on their innate strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing."
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"I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families in an interactive, compassionate atmosphere. Healing calls for a guide, and when searching for solutions and resolutions, it is important to seek a therapist with whom you can relate. This relationship can enable you to focus energies while juggling with stressful situations. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to create a highly individualized approach tailored to each client's specific needs. With compassion and understanding, I work with clients to build on their innate strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing."
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"It takes courage to seek help during challenging times and the task of choosing the "right" therapist can be overwhelming! I have 20+ years of experience. Clients appreciate my humor and direct approach. From the initial phone call, my goal is to create a strong, healthy therapist/client relationship, which is a necessary foundation for change. I work with clients of ALL ages and backgrounds. I specialize in divorced families, couples, parenting issues, play therapy, relationship concerns, mood disorders, addictions, adjustment issues, and life coaching. I can help...and if I can’t, I will find you someone who can! "
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"It takes courage to seek help during challenging times and the task of choosing the "right" therapist can be overwhelming! I have 20+ years of experience. Clients appreciate my humor and direct approach. From the initial phone call, my goal is to create a strong, healthy therapist/client relationship, which is a necessary foundation for change. I work with clients of ALL ages and backgrounds. I specialize in divorced families, couples, parenting issues, play therapy, relationship concerns, mood disorders, addictions, adjustment issues, and life coaching. I can help...and if I can’t, I will find you someone who can! "
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"Would you like to meet your own living diary? Someone with whom you can share your thoughts and feelings? My passion is providing clients with someone they feel safe sharing their fears, joys, problems, feelings, and experiences. I take a non-judgmental approach to each and every person."
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"Would you like to meet your own living diary? Someone with whom you can share your thoughts and feelings? My passion is providing clients with someone they feel safe sharing their fears, joys, problems, feelings, and experiences. I take a non-judgmental approach to each and every person."
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"Everyone has challenges in life that can cause turmoil and stress. Whether it's with your relationship or family, it can be hard when things don't feel right or are unsettling for you. The stress builds until you finally feel ready to talk to someone. That's where I can step in and help you work through the issues, and support you in a compassionate manner to help you find your way toward more fulfilling relationships and a satisfying life. Most clients have found that seeing a therapist has made the difference they needed. I have extensive experience and training to come alongside you in your journey."
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"Everyone has challenges in life that can cause turmoil and stress. Whether it's with your relationship or family, it can be hard when things don't feel right or are unsettling for you. The stress builds until you finally feel ready to talk to someone. That's where I can step in and help you work through the issues, and support you in a compassionate manner to help you find your way toward more fulfilling relationships and a satisfying life. Most clients have found that seeing a therapist has made the difference they needed. I have extensive experience and training to come alongside you in your journey."
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"Some days are good, while others are something to be reckoned with. On the reckoning days, typical daily activity can seem overwhelming and sometimes the anxiety, stress, or sadness can feel painful, both physically and emotionally. Even taking a deep breath during these times can be a struggle. And, to add to the overwhelm, you've been looking at these profiles hoping that one would jump out and spell out the answer to the million dollar question…what comes next? The struggle is real, and the vulnerability that comes with looking for answers can be equally overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Because you're not alone."
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"Some days are good, while others are something to be reckoned with. On the reckoning days, typical daily activity can seem overwhelming and sometimes the anxiety, stress, or sadness can feel painful, both physically and emotionally. Even taking a deep breath during these times can be a struggle. And, to add to the overwhelm, you've been looking at these profiles hoping that one would jump out and spell out the answer to the million dollar question…what comes next? The struggle is real, and the vulnerability that comes with looking for answers can be equally overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Because you're not alone."
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"Having a hard time navigating life? Feel as though you keep falling back into the same old patterns which don't produce what you intended? Having difficulty with your child, spouse, family or loved ones? Have the thought that addressing your innermost pain means there is "something wrong with you?" Let me help! In my practice I strive to help people access their best selves, lives, and potential. I assist you in navigating through your life. My goal is to spread the word that everyone will need an impartial confidant and that seeking help is normal. I would be honored to assist you on your journey of transformation. "
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"Having a hard time navigating life? Feel as though you keep falling back into the same old patterns which don't produce what you intended? Having difficulty with your child, spouse, family or loved ones? Have the thought that addressing your innermost pain means there is "something wrong with you?" Let me help! In my practice I strive to help people access their best selves, lives, and potential. I assist you in navigating through your life. My goal is to spread the word that everyone will need an impartial confidant and that seeking help is normal. I would be honored to assist you on your journey of transformation. "
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"I am an associate professional clinical counselor. I provide therapy to children, adults, couples and families experiencing emotional and relational challenges. While cognitive behavior therapy is most widely used, I focus on the individual needs of each client to meet their needs. I will work with you to strengthen inner health, resolve conflicts and promote positive growth in an open, safe, empathetic environment."
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"I am an associate professional clinical counselor. I provide therapy to children, adults, couples and families experiencing emotional and relational challenges. While cognitive behavior therapy is most widely used, I focus on the individual needs of each client to meet their needs. I will work with you to strengthen inner health, resolve conflicts and promote positive growth in an open, safe, empathetic environment."
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"Online therapy and face to face therapy or fitness for duty evaluations or psychological assessment are provided. I am committed to improving the quality of life for my clients. Therapy or a psychological evaluation are two steps to take to create positive change in your personal and professional life. If you or a loved one need therapy or a psychological evaluation. Please give me a call at (661) 428-0506. The voice mail is confidential and the fastest way to get a response. Please include your name and what you are working on. My practice does not accept Kaiser, Medi-Cal, HMO's or EAP referrals. I look forward to hearing from you."
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"Online therapy and face to face therapy or fitness for duty evaluations or psychological assessment are provided. I am committed to improving the quality of life for my clients. Therapy or a psychological evaluation are two steps to take to create positive change in your personal and professional life. If you or a loved one need therapy or a psychological evaluation. Please give me a call at (661) 428-0506. The voice mail is confidential and the fastest way to get a response. Please include your name and what you are working on. My practice does not accept Kaiser, Medi-Cal, HMO's or EAP referrals. I look forward to hearing from you."
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"Hello. During these challenging times of COVID-19, my job is to ensure your treatment includes up-front, fast coping methods and strategies that work to rapidly move you towards more relaxation, self-control and relief. In fact I've written a book about it on Amazon titled "UCoping" and "UCoping: Interactive Edition". My motivation comes through an active faith, being a licensed psychotherapist and through the academics of clinical psychotherapy."
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"Hello. During these challenging times of COVID-19, my job is to ensure your treatment includes up-front, fast coping methods and strategies that work to rapidly move you towards more relaxation, self-control and relief. In fact I've written a book about it on Amazon titled "UCoping" and "UCoping: Interactive Edition". My motivation comes through an active faith, being a licensed psychotherapist and through the academics of clinical psychotherapy."
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"Congratulations on taking the first step towards healing! I believe that our primary purpose in life is to strive to be the best version of ourselves that we can possibly be - regardless of our starting point. But finding our path cannot happen without taking the courageous first steps of self-examination and exploration. I provide individual and family therapy, as well as marriage and couples counseling, specializing in conflict management and treating clients with chemical dependency and other addictive patterns of behavior. People experiencing problems with stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss and other life struggles also seek my help."
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"Congratulations on taking the first step towards healing! I believe that our primary purpose in life is to strive to be the best version of ourselves that we can possibly be - regardless of our starting point. But finding our path cannot happen without taking the courageous first steps of self-examination and exploration. I provide individual and family therapy, as well as marriage and couples counseling, specializing in conflict management and treating clients with chemical dependency and other addictive patterns of behavior. People experiencing problems with stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss and other life struggles also seek my help."
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"Welcome! My practice includes supporting adolescents, young adults, and adult professionals who are stressed, experiencing anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and major conflict. I also have significant experience working with victims of violent crimes of all ages, which includes the challenges of navigating the criminal court process. I am an approved provider for the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP). I work with clients of various racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual, and religious identities both in inpatient and outpatient settings. My commitment is to cultivate an accepting and confidential environment to promote emotional support and safety in difficult times."
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"Welcome! My practice includes supporting adolescents, young adults, and adult professionals who are stressed, experiencing anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and major conflict. I also have significant experience working with victims of violent crimes of all ages, which includes the challenges of navigating the criminal court process. I am an approved provider for the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP). I work with clients of various racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual, and religious identities both in inpatient and outpatient settings. My commitment is to cultivate an accepting and confidential environment to promote emotional support and safety in difficult times."
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"I hold an M.S. in Sociology with a Certificate in Criminology and Corrections, an M.S.W. in Social Work, and am finishing a Ph.D. in Social Work. I am the past President of the Domestic Violence Advisory Council 2014 (and 2008), with expertise in domestic abuse, sexual assault and children exposed to domestic abuse. I volunteer with the American Red Cross as a Mental Health Clinician, deploying to Moore, Oklahoma in May 2013 for the Spring Tornadoes, Austin, TX in October for the Halloween Flood and the Volcano eruptions in Hilo, Hawaii 2018. Along with individual counseling, I offer relationship, family, children, and teens."
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"I hold an M.S. in Sociology with a Certificate in Criminology and Corrections, an M.S.W. in Social Work, and am finishing a Ph.D. in Social Work. I am the past President of the Domestic Violence Advisory Council 2014 (and 2008), with expertise in domestic abuse, sexual assault and children exposed to domestic abuse. I volunteer with the American Red Cross as a Mental Health Clinician, deploying to Moore, Oklahoma in May 2013 for the Spring Tornadoes, Austin, TX in October for the Halloween Flood and the Volcano eruptions in Hilo, Hawaii 2018. Along with individual counseling, I offer relationship, family, children, and teens."
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"Accepting new patients! Therapy is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to gain a new life perspective, work through challenges, and foster desired change. My job is to unite with you to help clarify your needs and enhance your skills to better tackle life’s challenges. I utilize an integration of evidenced based practices and psychodynamic principles, with a strong emphasis on mindfulness and resilience. Whether a life adjustment or major crisis, the therapeutic process will enhance your ability to move towards greater self-awareness, acceptance and happiness. "
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"Accepting new patients! Therapy is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to gain a new life perspective, work through challenges, and foster desired change. My job is to unite with you to help clarify your needs and enhance your skills to better tackle life’s challenges. I utilize an integration of evidenced based practices and psychodynamic principles, with a strong emphasis on mindfulness and resilience. Whether a life adjustment or major crisis, the therapeutic process will enhance your ability to move towards greater self-awareness, acceptance and happiness. "

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Alcohol Use Therapists
Alcoholism, or alcohol dependence, is the most severe form of alcohol use. It is a chronic disease characterized by the consumption of alcohol at a level that interferes with physical and mental health and with family and social responsibilities. An alcoholic will continue to drink despite serious health, family, or legal problems.

If you're looking for help with alcohol abuse in Kern County or for a Kern County alcohol abuse therapist, these professionals provide confidential support for alcohol abuse or for individuals and couples in a relationship where alcohol is a disruptive factor. They include Kern County alcohol abuse therapists, alcohol abuse psychologists and Kern County alcohol abuse counselors. They can help with alcoholics in Kern County, drug alcohol abuse, teenage alcohol abuse, substance and alcohol abuse and treatments for alcohol abuse in Kern County. therapists can identify the signs and causes of alcohol abuse, discuss intervention and refer victims to alcohol abuse treatment centers. A therapist may also discuss 12 step programs in Kern County or joining AA ( Kern County Alcoholics Anonymous).

Alcohol abuse causes problems for the family and loved ones of alcoholics--they may also need help and support, which these Kern County therapists can provide.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Kern County are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Kern County

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Kern County you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Kern County and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Kern County or family therapy in Kern County.