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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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"Struggling in areas of your life? I can help! Therapy should be a process that feels safe, completely confidential, and unique to each person. My breadth of life experience includes working extensively with at risk and incarcerated adolescents and teens. Those having difficulty navigating unwelcome life-changes at any age - child through elderly, including relationships, addictions, and living with depression and anxiety can benefit from my expertise. Problems specific to the Baby Boomer/Sandwich Generation and aging population that includes adjustment to retirement and/or living with health concerns, caregiving for those with dementia diseases, as well as bereavement are areas of my work focus."
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"Struggling in areas of your life? I can help! Therapy should be a process that feels safe, completely confidential, and unique to each person. My breadth of life experience includes working extensively with at risk and incarcerated adolescents and teens. Those having difficulty navigating unwelcome life-changes at any age - child through elderly, including relationships, addictions, and living with depression and anxiety can benefit from my expertise. Problems specific to the Baby Boomer/Sandwich Generation and aging population that includes adjustment to retirement and/or living with health concerns, caregiving for those with dementia diseases, as well as bereavement are areas of my work focus."
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"I help women during pregnancy and postpartum and those experiencing challenging life transitions to be their best selves. Change, even good ones, can be rough. Feelings of anxiety, depression and overwhelm cloud your ability to function. Physical experiences such as changes in sleep, appetite and energy level make it difficult to accomplish even small tasks. When you aren't feeling yourself, you are stressed, tired or in a foul mood, you can't possibly function at your highest potential. That's why I am here. Together we can find solutions to to help you feel better so you can live better. "
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"I help women during pregnancy and postpartum and those experiencing challenging life transitions to be their best selves. Change, even good ones, can be rough. Feelings of anxiety, depression and overwhelm cloud your ability to function. Physical experiences such as changes in sleep, appetite and energy level make it difficult to accomplish even small tasks. When you aren't feeling yourself, you are stressed, tired or in a foul mood, you can't possibly function at your highest potential. That's why I am here. Together we can find solutions to to help you feel better so you can live better. "
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"I work with Individuals, Couples and Families experiencing struggles and conflict with thier interpersonal relationships. I have experience with grief and loss issues, infidelity, and substance relapse prevention. Communication and compromise are hallmarks of successful relationships. For couples; passion, friendship and commitment signal success. Learn how to grow in your relationships."
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"I work with Individuals, Couples and Families experiencing struggles and conflict with thier interpersonal relationships. I have experience with grief and loss issues, infidelity, and substance relapse prevention. Communication and compromise are hallmarks of successful relationships. For couples; passion, friendship and commitment signal success. Learn how to grow in your relationships."
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"Relationships, communication, work, school, marriage, child-rearing, illness, and all stages of life can be very challenging at times. I am dedicated to providing a highly supportive atmosphere where solutions to these challenges can be explored and found with compassion and respect. I enjoy working with adults, couples, teens, and families to build stronger relationships and deeper self-understanding to make life's journey more enjoyable. I have many years of experience working with families as a registered nurse, and as a therapist, I have a deep understanding of how health related issues can impact individuals and families."
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"Relationships, communication, work, school, marriage, child-rearing, illness, and all stages of life can be very challenging at times. I am dedicated to providing a highly supportive atmosphere where solutions to these challenges can be explored and found with compassion and respect. I enjoy working with adults, couples, teens, and families to build stronger relationships and deeper self-understanding to make life's journey more enjoyable. I have many years of experience working with families as a registered nurse, and as a therapist, I have a deep understanding of how health related issues can impact individuals and families."
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"~~NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS~~ With 20 years of experience, I have a broad set of skills to help you find the hope and healing you deserve. I provide a comfortable, non-judgemental environment where we can discuss what is troubling you. We often encounter obstacles in life that seem insurmountable such as illness, jobs, relationships, trauma, addiction, parenting etc, and we lose our direction. Sometimes we live with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other issues. It takes strength and courage to recognize that maybe we need to reach out for help. I would be happy to assist you in your journey for healing and self-improvement. "
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"~~NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS~~ With 20 years of experience, I have a broad set of skills to help you find the hope and healing you deserve. I provide a comfortable, non-judgemental environment where we can discuss what is troubling you. We often encounter obstacles in life that seem insurmountable such as illness, jobs, relationships, trauma, addiction, parenting etc, and we lose our direction. Sometimes we live with anxiety, depression, PTSD, or other issues. It takes strength and courage to recognize that maybe we need to reach out for help. I would be happy to assist you in your journey for healing and self-improvement. "
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"More than 15 years of experience assisting the Mexican/Latino families in their own language has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. It has been a privilege for me to help families from Bakersfield and from all over Kern County. Respecting and understanding their culture, values, and background are important facts to assist people in distress to find the best solution to their personal and family conflicts."
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"More than 15 years of experience assisting the Mexican/Latino families in their own language has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. It has been a privilege for me to help families from Bakersfield and from all over Kern County. Respecting and understanding their culture, values, and background are important facts to assist people in distress to find the best solution to their personal and family conflicts."
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"With more than 25 years of experience in the fields of child psychology, neuropsychology, and education, Dr. Valos enjoys serving youths, and their families, as they complete the psychological assessment process. The purpose of a psychological assessment is to provide possible explanations surrounding a child's observed struggles and inherent strengths. In addition to psychological/neuropsychological testing, Dr. Valos is highly skilled in the areas of differential diagnoses, parent coaching, and the development of creative interventions to support youth at home and in classroom. "
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"With more than 25 years of experience in the fields of child psychology, neuropsychology, and education, Dr. Valos enjoys serving youths, and their families, as they complete the psychological assessment process. The purpose of a psychological assessment is to provide possible explanations surrounding a child's observed struggles and inherent strengths. In addition to psychological/neuropsychological testing, Dr. Valos is highly skilled in the areas of differential diagnoses, parent coaching, and the development of creative interventions to support youth at home and in classroom. "
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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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"Sometimes, it's hard to know how to change things without the help of someone you trust. Perhaps you are ready to make a change in your life...ready to finally close the gap between the way your life is and the way you would like it to be? I'd like to help you along that journey. My goal is to help each client develop a pathway to achieve inner health, resolve conflicts, and find happiness and wholeness in their lives. Here, you will find an open, safe and empathic space for transformation."
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"Sometimes, it's hard to know how to change things without the help of someone you trust. Perhaps you are ready to make a change in your life...ready to finally close the gap between the way your life is and the way you would like it to be? I'd like to help you along that journey. My goal is to help each client develop a pathway to achieve inner health, resolve conflicts, and find happiness and wholeness in their lives. Here, you will find an open, safe and empathic space for transformation."
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"The ideal client is one who is ready for change and open to healing. I work with individuals with a variety of mental health issues and help coach and guide utilizing Mindfulness-based practices to help decrease stress and promote happiness."
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"The ideal client is one who is ready for change and open to healing. I work with individuals with a variety of mental health issues and help coach and guide utilizing Mindfulness-based practices to help decrease stress and promote happiness."
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"If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, have problems in relationships, or just feel stuck, contact me. I take an integrated approach with my clients; I believe we are trichotomous beings -- mind, body, and spirit, so I work to integrate all three in my treatment plans. As a Christian counselor, I use the Bible as the basis for my therapy so you will get sound, Scripturally-rooted counseling together with scientifically proven psychological approaches that are in-line with what the Bible says. "
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"If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, have problems in relationships, or just feel stuck, contact me. I take an integrated approach with my clients; I believe we are trichotomous beings -- mind, body, and spirit, so I work to integrate all three in my treatment plans. As a Christian counselor, I use the Bible as the basis for my therapy so you will get sound, Scripturally-rooted counseling together with scientifically proven psychological approaches that are in-line with what the Bible says. "
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" We all experience, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression or life transitions at some point in our lives, but we do not have to go through these challenges alone. I would like to help you work through these challenges in a caring safe environment. I believe it is important to discover the strengths within you and find hope, meaning and solutions to improve your life from where it is today. In addition, due to COVID-19 I am further expanding my services to help you manage stress, anxiety, grief and issues associated with the constant changing world we are living in due to this pandemic. "
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" We all experience, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression or life transitions at some point in our lives, but we do not have to go through these challenges alone. I would like to help you work through these challenges in a caring safe environment. I believe it is important to discover the strengths within you and find hope, meaning and solutions to improve your life from where it is today. In addition, due to COVID-19 I am further expanding my services to help you manage stress, anxiety, grief and issues associated with the constant changing world we are living in due to this pandemic. "
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"Openness, curiosity, empathy, compassion, and creativity are personal attributes that shape the type of clinician that I strive to be. These characteristics have been helpful in allowing me to connect with clients and build strong therapeutic relationships, which I believe is a crucial ingredient to successful treatment. I don't believe people are "sick," but rather they get "stuck" in a pattern of interacting with others and the world in a way that no longer works for them. If you have been feeling stuck, unmotivated, worried or stressed, unable to enjoy life, or unsatisfied with you relationships, I can help. "
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"Openness, curiosity, empathy, compassion, and creativity are personal attributes that shape the type of clinician that I strive to be. These characteristics have been helpful in allowing me to connect with clients and build strong therapeutic relationships, which I believe is a crucial ingredient to successful treatment. I don't believe people are "sick," but rather they get "stuck" in a pattern of interacting with others and the world in a way that no longer works for them. If you have been feeling stuck, unmotivated, worried or stressed, unable to enjoy life, or unsatisfied with you relationships, I can help. "
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"While I approach therapy from a Cognitive Behavioral perspective, focusing on challenging thoughts and changing behaviors, I do so with the primary focus on respect for my patients and their individual issues. I want you to feel supported in session but also know that you will be challenged and tasked with completing goals in between sessions. I greatly enjoy helping my patients reach their own goals to be successful in their life, especially in the areas of social relationships, academics, employment, and self-care."
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"While I approach therapy from a Cognitive Behavioral perspective, focusing on challenging thoughts and changing behaviors, I do so with the primary focus on respect for my patients and their individual issues. I want you to feel supported in session but also know that you will be challenged and tasked with completing goals in between sessions. I greatly enjoy helping my patients reach their own goals to be successful in their life, especially in the areas of social relationships, academics, employment, and self-care."
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"I believe that every individual has it within themselves to overcome the majority of their struggles, they just need some help. My job as your therapist is to foster this healing process. I will not tell you what you must do, but I will assist you in finding the solution for yourself. As the old saying goes, "you can't see the forest through the trees", I will help you to see the forest."
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"I believe that every individual has it within themselves to overcome the majority of their struggles, they just need some help. My job as your therapist is to foster this healing process. I will not tell you what you must do, but I will assist you in finding the solution for yourself. As the old saying goes, "you can't see the forest through the trees", I will help you to see the forest."
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"I have been active in mental health care for over 30 years. Many of my clients are referred because of my knowledge of PTSD and other trauma issues. I began trauma-informed psychotherapy by servicing children under the care of the Department of Children's Services. Through Play Therapy to address immediate traumatic experiences, I gained an understanding of the brain development across the human growth years. As I became expert in treatment of all ages, I learned that untreated trauma was the underlying cause of chronic anxiety, panic attacks, depression, many somatic medical problems,and cognitive learning difficulties."
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"I have been active in mental health care for over 30 years. Many of my clients are referred because of my knowledge of PTSD and other trauma issues. I began trauma-informed psychotherapy by servicing children under the care of the Department of Children's Services. Through Play Therapy to address immediate traumatic experiences, I gained an understanding of the brain development across the human growth years. As I became expert in treatment of all ages, I learned that untreated trauma was the underlying cause of chronic anxiety, panic attacks, depression, many somatic medical problems,and cognitive learning difficulties."
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"Discovering the best version of you requires a commitment to being vulnerable and honest, accepting your flaws as enduring qualities, and finding your inner voice. My commitment to you involves helping you shed the layers of self-doubt, fend off the overwhelming and burdensome negativity that drags you down, and restore positive life balance to you and the people that matter most to you."
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"Discovering the best version of you requires a commitment to being vulnerable and honest, accepting your flaws as enduring qualities, and finding your inner voice. My commitment to you involves helping you shed the layers of self-doubt, fend off the overwhelming and burdensome negativity that drags you down, and restore positive life balance to you and the people that matter most to you."
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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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"**LAUNCHED GROUP THERAPY PRACTICE-IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY FOR PRIVATELY INSURED OR CASH PAYING CLIENTS! It is my passion to work with people who are interested in a holistic approach to self healing and empowerment. It is important to me that I offer clients a sacred space to share, authentic connection, and honest & direct communication. It is my goal to support people in their personal exploration and growth through therapeutic counseling, breath work, relaxation training, the practice of somatic awareness and meditation. The methods I use also have very strong response to treatment for individuals with a history of trauma. "
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"**LAUNCHED GROUP THERAPY PRACTICE-IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY FOR PRIVATELY INSURED OR CASH PAYING CLIENTS! It is my passion to work with people who are interested in a holistic approach to self healing and empowerment. It is important to me that I offer clients a sacred space to share, authentic connection, and honest & direct communication. It is my goal to support people in their personal exploration and growth through therapeutic counseling, breath work, relaxation training, the practice of somatic awareness and meditation. The methods I use also have very strong response to treatment for individuals with a history of trauma. "

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