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"I have been providing psychotherapy and psychological testing in the Bakersfield area for 13 years. I studied and trained at the Biola University, Rosemead School of Psychology, an APA-approved program emphasizing theological and psychological integration as a foundation for providing support to people and relationships that are hurting and broken."
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"I have been providing psychotherapy and psychological testing in the Bakersfield area for 13 years. I studied and trained at the Biola University, Rosemead School of Psychology, an APA-approved program emphasizing theological and psychological integration as a foundation for providing support to people and relationships that are hurting and broken."
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"I AM CURRENTLY FULL AT THIS TIME. I work with ANTHEM BLUE CROSS SISC & CASH paying clients. I have a passion for helping others find healing and growth in their lives and in their relationships with others. I have 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have a great deal of experience working with grief, loss, and trauma issues. "
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"I AM CURRENTLY FULL AT THIS TIME. I work with ANTHEM BLUE CROSS SISC & CASH paying clients. I have a passion for helping others find healing and growth in their lives and in their relationships with others. I have 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have a great deal of experience working with grief, loss, and trauma issues. "
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"Are you ready to create your best possible life? Are you wanting to overcome what is standing in the way of making meaningful changes? You are not alone! There are moments in life where you can feel stuck, afraid, and not know what to do next. It is in those times where we seek guidance, support, sense of direction and purpose. I can help you create your new life story!"
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"Are you ready to create your best possible life? Are you wanting to overcome what is standing in the way of making meaningful changes? You are not alone! There are moments in life where you can feel stuck, afraid, and not know what to do next. It is in those times where we seek guidance, support, sense of direction and purpose. I can help you create your new life story!"
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"Is the arguing getting unbearable? Or just the silence? Distrust? Disconnection? Let's quickly focus on the most serious issues you face. Get ready for a compassionate, yet very "problem-solving" approach as you and I work together to untangle the knots that keep you stuck. If you are prepared for your life to get better, give me a call."
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"Is the arguing getting unbearable? Or just the silence? Distrust? Disconnection? Let's quickly focus on the most serious issues you face. Get ready for a compassionate, yet very "problem-solving" approach as you and I work together to untangle the knots that keep you stuck. If you are prepared for your life to get better, give me a call."
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"Do you want to do and feel better? I work with those who are ready to work towards their goals be it at home, school, work, community, and/or in their relationships. Many want to feel better about themselves, be aware of their unique strengths, and utilize their strengths to help them deal with their weaknesses. They also want to improve their relationships are ready to look within themselves and work towards the better by changing how they think, feel, and do. I believe my clients are doing their best and wanting the guidance of experienced professionals who can work with them to help them change their lives for the better. "
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"Do you want to do and feel better? I work with those who are ready to work towards their goals be it at home, school, work, community, and/or in their relationships. Many want to feel better about themselves, be aware of their unique strengths, and utilize their strengths to help them deal with their weaknesses. They also want to improve their relationships are ready to look within themselves and work towards the better by changing how they think, feel, and do. I believe my clients are doing their best and wanting the guidance of experienced professionals who can work with them to help them change their lives for the better. "
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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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"<I have Saturday and evening appointments available> My name is Lourdes T. Cortez and have experience assisting adults, children, teenagers, and their families improving their lives. I firmly believe in every person’s inner strength and resiliency in overcoming any obstacles or challenging situations in their lives. I am fluent in Spanish and as an immigrant I can relate to the Hispanic cultural values and spiritual beliefs as well as other cultural diverse groups. I am skilled in working with Adolescents, Adults, Children, Young Adults Transitioning into Adulthood, ADHD, Anxiety/Depressive Disorders, Domestic Violence and Trauma. "
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"<I have Saturday and evening appointments available> My name is Lourdes T. Cortez and have experience assisting adults, children, teenagers, and their families improving their lives. I firmly believe in every person’s inner strength and resiliency in overcoming any obstacles or challenging situations in their lives. I am fluent in Spanish and as an immigrant I can relate to the Hispanic cultural values and spiritual beliefs as well as other cultural diverse groups. I am skilled in working with Adolescents, Adults, Children, Young Adults Transitioning into Adulthood, ADHD, Anxiety/Depressive Disorders, Domestic Violence and Trauma. "
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"Let the healing begin. Are you plagued with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, martial/relationship problems? Does it seem like your problems are never ending? If your answer is "yes" to any of the questions that were posed, the first step is calling me and together we can develop a plan to address your concerns. "
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"Let the healing begin. Are you plagued with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, martial/relationship problems? Does it seem like your problems are never ending? If your answer is "yes" to any of the questions that were posed, the first step is calling me and together we can develop a plan to address your concerns. "
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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 CLIENTS FOR EVENINGS & WEEKENDS. If you are looking to change/work through issues that are causing you or your loved ones depression, anxiety, arguements, contact me to schedule an appointment. I have worked with teenagers, young children & geriatric. I have been helping families & individuals for over 15 years. I help clients find techniques that work for them. My clients are the experts of their own lives & are the only ones who can create their change. Problems are inevitable, however with strong coping skills triumph over difficulties is possible. "
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"ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR EVENINGS & WEEKENDS. If you are looking to change/work through issues that are causing you or your loved ones depression, anxiety, arguements, contact me to schedule an appointment. I have worked with teenagers, young children & geriatric. I have been helping families & individuals for over 15 years. I help clients find techniques that work for them. My clients are the experts of their own lives & are the only ones who can create their change. Problems are inevitable, however with strong coping skills triumph over difficulties is possible. "
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"Anger. Guilt. Resentment. These are the common themes we all struggle with, today. Sadness is all too real when we hurt, and when we do not cope well, or do not know how to cope with our anger, guilt, and/or resentment, we can become depressed. What you will see, is a vicious cycle; a depressed person then becomes angry, and resentful, and can start to feel guilt. We are all able and capable of making better decisions for ourselves and for our loved ones. There is no shame in asking for help...only regret in never trying. I can help you."
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"Anger. Guilt. Resentment. These are the common themes we all struggle with, today. Sadness is all too real when we hurt, and when we do not cope well, or do not know how to cope with our anger, guilt, and/or resentment, we can become depressed. What you will see, is a vicious cycle; a depressed person then becomes angry, and resentful, and can start to feel guilt. We are all able and capable of making better decisions for ourselves and for our loved ones. There is no shame in asking for help...only regret in never trying. I can help you."
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"Psychotherapy can help when you are stuck. If you are reading this, perhaps you have already taken steps to make things better. I think it's in our nature to persevere during difficult times. We have a natural ability to heal, grow and recover. My job is to help you connect with that part of self that will guide you forward. I don't candy coat reality. I look at the strengths and limitations that make us human, providing an experiential process that helps you find solutions. Reaching out can be difficult, so when the time is right, call me."
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"Psychotherapy can help when you are stuck. If you are reading this, perhaps you have already taken steps to make things better. I think it's in our nature to persevere during difficult times. We have a natural ability to heal, grow and recover. My job is to help you connect with that part of self that will guide you forward. I don't candy coat reality. I look at the strengths and limitations that make us human, providing an experiential process that helps you find solutions. Reaching out can be difficult, so when the time is right, call me."
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"Do you find yourself plagued with disturbing, unwanted OCD thoughts and anxiety? Do you worry excessively that you might harm someone, accidentally offend God, or do something you believe might be spiritually or morally wrong? Do you worry that you might not be living in accordance with your true sexual orientation, that you might be with the wrong romantic partner, or experience fears of being contaminated? Do you find yourself engaging in repetitive checking, reassurance-seeking, or avoidance behaviors? Do you find that these behaviors give you momentary relief, yet ultimately make your symptoms worse?"
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"Do you find yourself plagued with disturbing, unwanted OCD thoughts and anxiety? Do you worry excessively that you might harm someone, accidentally offend God, or do something you believe might be spiritually or morally wrong? Do you worry that you might not be living in accordance with your true sexual orientation, that you might be with the wrong romantic partner, or experience fears of being contaminated? Do you find yourself engaging in repetitive checking, reassurance-seeking, or avoidance behaviors? Do you find that these behaviors give you momentary relief, yet ultimately make your symptoms worse?"
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" Hi and welcome to my page! My name is Stephanie Hernandez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Congratulations on taking the first step towards a better you! Often times, the pressures of life, our core beliefs and societal influences can significantly impact our lives in an adverse way. As a result, we often get stuck in self-destructive cycles and lose hope that our lives can be different. We habitually self-medicate with food, alcohol, drugs, work and/or sex to seek a moment of escape and even happiness."
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" Hi and welcome to my page! My name is Stephanie Hernandez and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Congratulations on taking the first step towards a better you! Often times, the pressures of life, our core beliefs and societal influences can significantly impact our lives in an adverse way. As a result, we often get stuck in self-destructive cycles and lose hope that our lives can be different. We habitually self-medicate with food, alcohol, drugs, work and/or sex to seek a moment of escape and even 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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"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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"I SEE YOU! YES YOU! Great job on taking your first step! Have you ever felt anger, sadness, anxiety, been through trauma, suffered depression, addicted to something, annoyed with people or, just stuck in your everyday life? Well it’s time for you! Life throws us many obstacles and challenges that we overcome. We have all made mistakes, struggled with life and wondered if we made the right decisions. Sometimes we need advice, an ear to listen or just someone to tell us “Great Job”! I am here to work with you on whatever goal/issue that you want to focus on. I am a firm believer that we are the doctors of our own mind, body and soul."
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"I SEE YOU! YES YOU! Great job on taking your first step! Have you ever felt anger, sadness, anxiety, been through trauma, suffered depression, addicted to something, annoyed with people or, just stuck in your everyday life? Well it’s time for you! Life throws us many obstacles and challenges that we overcome. We have all made mistakes, struggled with life and wondered if we made the right decisions. Sometimes we need advice, an ear to listen or just someone to tell us “Great Job”! I am here to work with you on whatever goal/issue that you want to focus on. I am a firm believer that we are the doctors of our own mind, body and soul."
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"**NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** So many of us struggle through the plot twists in life and find loneliness and depression, separation from others, and stress along the way. The stages and changes we encounter in our relationships, work lives, and personal experiences are easier when faced with support. Sometimes the people in our lives are not the right people to offer this support, and sometimes we prefer to keep them out of it. An outsider, completely dedicated to your goals and growth, your exploration and journey may be exactly what you need. "
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"**NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** So many of us struggle through the plot twists in life and find loneliness and depression, separation from others, and stress along the way. The stages and changes we encounter in our relationships, work lives, and personal experiences are easier when faced with support. Sometimes the people in our lives are not the right people to offer this support, and sometimes we prefer to keep them out of it. An outsider, completely dedicated to your goals and growth, your exploration and journey may be exactly what you need. "
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"*Now Accepting New Clients.* Everyone struggles with something, and finding someone to talk openly with can sometimes be challenging. Whether you're having trouble in your relationships, feeling down all the time, or too angry or anxious to do the things you want to do, psychotherapy may be what you need at this moment. I have 9 years experience working in behavioral health. Psychotherapy works, in part, by building a supportive relationship which allows you to openly explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I aim to provide a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental, and honest environment where this can take place. "
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"*Now Accepting New Clients.* Everyone struggles with something, and finding someone to talk openly with can sometimes be challenging. Whether you're having trouble in your relationships, feeling down all the time, or too angry or anxious to do the things you want to do, psychotherapy may be what you need at this moment. I have 9 years experience working in behavioral health. Psychotherapy works, in part, by building a supportive relationship which allows you to openly explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I aim to provide a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental, and honest environment where this can take place. "

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